You won’t find one of the hottest new plants this spring at your local garden centre. A speaker with experience growing it, however, will provide an info session about it on April 27.
Ouestville Perennials owner Alice d’Entremont arranged for the cannabis-growing session at the Acadian Museum with David Slabotsky. She says she’s looking forward to the presentation.
“I know nothing about this crop and it’s a great way for me to learn more. I want to be able to answer questions when they (her customers) come to me,” she said.
Slabotsky will talk about the legalities of growing cannabis, medicinal versus recreational, seeds/cloning, THC versus CBD, physical space required, indoor/outdoor cultivation, soil/hydroponics, lighting, nutrients, pruning, harvest, curing, storage and more.
Slabotsky worked as parks foreman for Wolfville Parks Department for two decades and is a licensed cannabis grower and educator.
His practical experience includes over 45 years in all aspects of gardening and farming, waste recycling and composting. Since 2009 he has been experimenting with growing cannabis, producing seed, and making edibles both indoors, outdoors and hydroponically. He is retired and grows medicinal cannabis under a Health Canada licence and promotes and conducts workshops on growing cannabis.
The Kings County resident has held two small sessions in his local community hall on how to grow legal plants and a third on April 13 at Glad Gardens in Waterville.
D’Entremont says she expects a good turnout for the session at the museum.
“I know there are some people that want to learn about this,” she said.
Although NSLC is the only legal source for cannabis seeds, nurseries and garden centres can supply soil, pots, trays and other growing necessities.
Beverley Ware, communications advisor for NSLC, says there is no shortage of seed. They are available online for $59.49 for a package of 4 seeds.
The code from an access card (available at NSLC) must be entered to access the cannabis section of the website.
“It can be quite challenging to grow cannabis plants so there isn’t a big demand for the seeds,” said Ware.
More about cannabis info session
Date: April 27
Time: 1 p.m.
Cost: $20 per person at the door.
To register: 902-762-3198
Sponsored by Ouestville Perennials