Gold Leaf Farm: The Closest Thing You Can Find to Organic Weed in Seattle

Gold Leaf Farm: The Closest Thing You Can Find to Organic Weed in Seattle

Lester Black | FEB 22, 2017

It only takes a moment for Nate Gibbs to find what he’s looking for. He brushes aside a rotting orange rind and uses his fingers to pull back a half-inch of soil, revealing a collection of squirming earthworms a couple inches away from the stalk of a cannabis plant. Sure, the pot smells amazing, has all the right hairs and crystals, and returns all the right test results, but these prized little worms are how Gibbs brags about his weed.

That’s because these worms prove that Gold Leaf, the weed farm Gibbs owns, is relying on the earth’s natural processes—not synthetic fertilizers or pesticides—to grow weed. The worms are the visible evidence of the healthy ecosystem Gold Leaf is creating. That’s not the case for some weed farms in Washington, where so many fertilizers and pesticides are used that they can’t even reuse their soil, making huge mounds of trashed dirt outside their facilities. Gold Leaf’s dirt is so healthy that they are constantly reusing it, not even tilling their gardens for fear of upsetting the natural microbial and fungal networks.

Gold Leaf Farm: The Closest Thing You Can Find to Organic Weed in Seattle






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