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Medical Marijuana Company Donates Gardening Supplies, Expertise To Calgary Urban Farm Charity

Saturday, March 11, 2017 6:57
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Cam Battley, Senior Vice President with Aurora Cannabis Inc., stands in one of the ten marijuana grow rooms. Gavin Young/Postmedia.

“This is one of the single largest contributions we’ve had to the growing side of what we do,” Hughes said.

By Shawn Logan
Calgary Herald
March 6, 2017


The donated pots and propagation trays are used for cloning cannabis plants that are among the 7,000 kilograms of medical marijuana being grown at the company’s central Alberta facility annually.

And the expertise, said Battley, will acquaint the Grow Calgary farmers with some of the latest practices in pesticide-free agriculture, using so-called ‘good bugs’ for pest control as well as other cutting edge cultivation tools.

Grow Calgary founder Paul Hughes said the operation, run by volunteers on 4.5 hectares of land west of Canada Olympic Park, is almost completely reliant on donations from individuals and organizations, so the bounty in both material and expertise pledged by Aurora will be a huge boost.

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