Whole Plant Technologies Unveils “Savy” New Brand

OREGON: Whole Plant Technologies today introduced the company’s new corporate brand and website. The branding reflects both the launch of the company as well as its vision for the future. The launch is well-timed with the first run of the company’s patented Grow Tray System, which is now available for purchase and installation. Whole Plant Technologies worked with Bend, Oregon-based digital marketing agency, Savy, to design its brand and website.

“We’re excited to introduce our new brand and website in conjunction with the sales of our patented Grow Tray System,” says Jody Testaberg, Founder and CEO of Whole Plant Technologies. “We’ve been working diligently to develop our system through four patented prototypes. Our brand reflects the simplicity, value and sustainability that comes from using the Whole Plant Technologies Grow Tray System.”

tray-system_2Data collected using the Grow Tray System in several commercial harvests shows the cultivation of cannabis and agricultural crops using the Whole Plant Grow Tray System produces higher yields and faster harvests, maximizing profits while growing crops sustainably with zero drain-to-waste. The Grow Tray System from Whole Plant Technologies is a hydroponic/aeroponic hybridized system with trays that are now available for purchase. Whole Plant Technologies offers installation and service plans with the Grow Tray System, as well as consultation services.

In addition to its commercial product line, Whole Plant Technologies supports awareness and continued cannabis research towards the health benefits associated with the use of the whole cannabis plant. For additional information, visit www.wholeplanttechnologies.com

Secret Marijuana Farm Beneath Brooklyn Cherry Factory Leaves Many Mysteries

NEW YORK:  Arthur Mondella’s alternate life was buried behind a roll-down gate, behind a fleet of fancy cars, behind a pair of closet doors, behind a set of button-controlled steel shelves, behind a fake wall and down a ladder in a hole in a bare concrete floor.

Here, :Here, below the office where he served as chief of Dell’s Maraschino Cherries Company, he kept a small, dusty library and a corkboard pinned with notes. Most of the books dealt with plant propagation methods. One did not: the “World Encyclopedia of Organized Crime.”

Much about the hidden operations of Mr. Mondella, 57, who shot and killed himself on Tuesday as investigators found his marijuana plants, remains frustratingly out of reach for his family and friends. Investigators do not know how he distributed the marijuana, how long he had grown it or who helped him. Most baffling of all are Mr. Mondella’s reasons for hiding his operation under a business that was, by all accounts, healthy and growing — and for taking his life so suddenly when he was caught.

On Thursday, the day of Mr. Mondella’s private wake, the company said the cherry business would go on. Major restaurant chains that bought Dell’s cherries, including Red Lobster and T.G.I. Friday’s, said their menus would be unaffected. But at the offices of the Brooklyn district attorney, Kenneth P. Thompson, the focus was on untangling what part of the business was cherries, and what part was marijuana, at the red-brick factory on Dikeman Street.

 

Canada Chocolate Factory May Get New Life As Marijuana Farm

COLORADO: A Canadian start-up wants to turn an empty chocolate factory in eastern Ontario into a production facility for medical marijuana, a possible boost for a local economy that has been hurting since the landmark Hershey plant shut down in 2008. [Read more…]