Deschutes Growery started as a small operation like Pot Mates. In the beginning, it was just two guys in a garage, Justin Clapick and Travis Busack. As we can attest, there’s a lot you can plan for when starting a cannabis operation but that’s just the tip of the iceberg of all the challenges and opportunities that arrive unforseen. That was certainly the case for Deschutes Growery, they were winging it in the beginning and that spirit of learning on the fly and adapting quickly has made them into the award-winning flower cultivar they are today.
There’s a sweet spot between traditional growing methods and new technological improvements, and Deschutes has found it. All their plants are initially propogated from seeds that they created themselves. They start hundreds of seeds to see how they grow, then work one strain a time to find the best phenotypes of each variety. Once they’ve landed on something truly extraordinary, they cut clones to start cultivating it en masse.
Those clones are provided with clean water from deep within the basalt rock layer of the Cascade Mountains using an aquifer near Little Lava Lake at the mouth of the Deschutes River. Deschutes uses living soil for their cannabis which they build from scratch using a healthy balance of locally-sourced growth medium, living organisms and minerals. Instead of purchasing chemical feeding formulas, they create a custom blend of organic nutrients created from the best possible raw ingredients. After each harvest, Deschutes re-tills the soil to make sure it’s healthy and nutritious for the next crop.
Back in 2016, Deschutes Growery became one of the first indor cultivators in Oregon to install solar panels to power their grow environments. They use high-efficiency LED lights in their flowering and vegetative grow rooms for every stage of the growing process to even further reduce their carbon footprint. We admire a company that is aware of their environmental impact and Deschutes is committed to monitoring the effect that they and their partners are having on the earth.