Small-Footprint Indoor Farming
In 2016 we renovated a warehouse in the Seattle neighborhood where we live, and built Plantworks. We are committed to an urban micro farm model. We have revised the traditional indoor cannabis footprint.
When we started our farm, we carried with us the lessons and observations from years of working the “blueprint” for other people. We eliminated the traditional mistakes of the past— no more heavy energy consumption, overzealous nutrient saturation, heavy-handed pesticide use, or thoughtless landfill waste stream. We built Plantworks guided by civic and environmental stewardship.
Plantworks is an EnviroStars-recognized Indoor Urban Farm. We are recognized for our low water usage; nutrient recapture; resource use reduction; waste-stream diversion; composting, reusable packaging; and for buying locally.
We are an all-LED facility, and farm-wide we use Forever Green Indoors (FGI) lighting. We were an early adopter of the FGI square grow light for vegetative plants, and we run FGI Lightpanel 500s exclusively in our flower rooms.
All of our plants are grown in 100% compostable, inert substrate. This reduces the potential for plant disease and pests from living soil and allows fine-tuned precision with our custom, all-natural plant feed recipes.
As part of our commitment to sustainable urban farming, we do not use supplemental CO2 in our grow rooms. Our recirculated, filtered air exchange keeps our micro-batch flower rooms at a steady level of ambient CO2.
Our commitment to Urban Micro Farming is our commitment to being an Urban Maker. In 2019 we became the first cannabis industry member of Seattle Made, a city-wide collective of diverse urban manufacturers actively producing goods within the city limits.
Plantworks is also a member of the Seattle Good Business Network, because of our commitment to buy, produce and reinvest locally.
Proudly Grower-Owned and Operated, Plantworks is a Worker-Owned Urban Micro Farm.