I'm 27. I live in BC, Canada on Vancouver Island. I grew up on the mainland. Been growing for sketchy guys for awhile, handling all sorts of crap like spider mites and PM and just neglect. But I've finally got some shit together and I'm growing for myself for the first time, all organic and love, the way I like.
Anyways, started off wanting to be a writer. Went to uni for four years to get a BA in English, thinking I'd be an English and creative writing teacher + poet at a university somewhere. But I was way into weed and just up and left to head north for a business opportunity. (real sketchy)
So I got more and more into the culture, learned myself up plenty, eventually got a job as a budtender/receptionist at a dispensary. Before that I actually wrote strain reviews for Paradise Island Compasion Society. But I worked my way up from budtender to assistant to the regional manager and in three months I was runnin the place with the other guy, occasional spot checks by the owner. Shit fell apart and I went my own way.
About six months later a I got chatting up a dispensary owner and he hired me to run his place on the spot. Ran the small downtown location by myself for three months, 7 days a week. Was literally sleeping there, actually. But the guy got addicted to some crap and I watched it all disintegrate without gettin' paid.
But the contacts I made with small local growers and middle men set me up well. Just called a couple friends up and I had a new place to stay. So I spent awhile ping ponging up and down the island checkin' out different grows. Trailers and garages and backyards and five-bedroom houses in the middle of nowhere.
That adventure ended and the winter came, I got stuck outside for awhile and it took me a little over a year to get back on my feet. I hitched as far inland as the Kootenays, then came back down to the lower mainland. Got my head straight and now I'm back on the island, startin' my own shit for the first time from scratch. Got my work ethic and passion on lock, startin' out with a good base of knowledge. Eager to learn, open to new ideas.
as it does,
work days become craft
-manship and lived,