It can be easy to forget that much of cannabis’ indoor cultivation is in the plant’s illegality. But alongside the hush hush history of growing weed sits the holy shit scientific breakthroughs achieved in these indoor environments. Environments where cycles and climates can be controlled by the grower rather than Mother Nature. When cultivators Allie Beckett and Charlie Cassidy first ventured into the growing game in 2010, indoors was the clear option for them and many others.
As Beckett and Cassidy continued growing and building their company TKO Reserve, they had yet another moment of clarity: the staggering environmental footprint left by indoor cannabis cultivation. Thus began their commitment to finding a balance in the delicate world of growing this plant. This took them on a weed-soaked adventure of outdoor and greenhouse methodologies. This was until they finally found a place where high-quality cannabis can flourish without sacrificing sustainability.
Full Spectrum Indoor is an approach to growing that bridges the gaps between outdoor, greenhouse and indoor methodologies. Here the TKO Reserve team is able to control the environment. All while still catching the full light spectrum of the sun. Full Spectrum Indoor differs from traditional greenhouse growing because grow lights are still part of the equation, but not relied upon solely. Beckett and Cassidy use Gavita lights combined with natural sunlight which allows the plants to receive a full light spectrum and give year round indoor results with a fraction of the environmental impact of traditional indoor growing.
The result is a ‘breathing building’ whose environment is as alive as the plants growing within it. Just what does a Full Spectrum Indoor operation look like? Check out these photos of the marriage between sustainability and high grade flower. A marriage that TKO Reserve is famous for in action.