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Medical Cannabis Growing Workshop

Medical Cannabis Growing Workshop

Course sessions held via ZOOM


Grower2Grower is delighted to announce, in conjunction with Cannabis Cultivators, experts in High Tech Greenhouse and Indoor production of Medical Cannabis, we will be holding Grower2Grower’s first ever remote ZOOM workshop course during August.  The cancellation of the workshop in March, due to COVID-19 travel restrictions and lockdown, has seen Cannabis Cultivators and Grower2Grower develop an online training option.

The workshop will be held over a total of four ZOOM sessions starting on Tuesday the 18th of August, with the final ZOOM session on the 27th of August.

The dates, times and workshop programme are as follows:


Session 1 - Tuesday 18th of August 8.30 am to 9.30 am  

Part 1: Understanding the business & politics of cannabis and crop basics. Quality aspects of growing cannabis, difference with vegetable crops, specific crop features.


Session 2 -Thursday 20th of August: 8.30 am to 9.30 am 

Part 2: Cannabis cultivation; systems & planning.  Factors of importance in design, the choices in cultivation set-up and crop planning.


Session 3 - Tuesday 25th of August: 8.30 am to 9.30 am 

 Part 3: Cannabis cultivation crop phases. Genetics, propagation & mothers, vegetative & flower phase.  Post-harvest.


Session 4 - Thursday 27th of August: 8.30 am to 9.30 am

Part 4: Climate & cannabis cultivation. Plant balance, lights, screening, IPM, Root zone management.


Q&A time will be made available and any questions arriving from each of the Zoom sessions may be sent to Grower2Grower or Cannabis Cultivators. 


If you are interested in registering simply click the link, fill out the contact us form.  Please complete the mandatory fields and type in the ‘Your Message’ box Register for MC ZOOM Workshop, you will be sent a questionnaire with supporting detail to complete registration and payment. 


The cost to register for all four sessions is NZ $395 plus GST per person/device.


Companies that register two or more participants will be eligible for a group discount. 


Two persons registering from the same company will be eligible for a 10% discount for each person.

Three persons or more registering from the same company will be eligible for a 20% discount for each person.


Please include on the 'contact us form' how many participants from your company you wish to register.



Introduction on Key Note Speaker Sonny Moerenhout:


Sonny was responsible for the international cannabis business within Grodan. In this position he consulted growers on cannabis cultivation in countries where medicinal cannabis is legalized. His cultivation experience and expertise are strengthened as result of his involvement in trials at Wageningen University. Sonny holds a master’s degree in plant science from Wageningen University with greenhouse horticulture as his specialization.

Sonny was ‘born’ in a greenhouse, his parents were eggplant growers for over 25 years. Whilst at Grodan he was advising growers around the world (Europe, Asia & Pacific). In his last 3 years with them he was fully dedicated to Medicinal Cannabis with a focus on cultivation solutions for cannabis growers. He understands the importance of working with the pharmaceutical, horticultural & hobby industry in the cannabis sector. Through his experience and his extensive network, he’s learnt that cultivation expertise is a crucial factor to make growing facilities a success. As a result, he decided to establish with other professionals, the consulting firm Cannabis Cultivators.

Cannabis Cultivators is a Dutch consultancy company specialising in Greenhouse & Indoor layouts and crucially the day to day husbandry and cultivation of Medical Cannabis. “Growing Medicinal Cannabis is a different industry; It is pharma, not food. Ensuring safe and sound ingredients is crucial.”  




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Article Written and compiled by Stefan Vogrincic, Consultant, Grower2Grower

Article Edited by Marie Vogrincic, Editor, Grower2Grower