The state of the art cultivation facility at Petaluma Hills Farm will be built and designed with water conservation as a top priority every step of the way.
Estimations from the Journal of Bioscience tell us that, on average, a one-acre outdoor cannabis crop requires 457,600 gallons of water per year. This breaks down to be about 1.4 acre-feet of water.
In contrast, we expect to use approximately 60% less than industry averages for the cannabis we cultivate, and more on par with water use for an acre of vineyards. Our water conservation will be achieved through various methods, including point drip emitters, controlled environment agriculture (CEA), and sustainable farming techniques.
In addition, we will also be conserving water the old fashioned way: through collecting rainwater! Petaluma Hills Farm will strive to collect 40,000 gallons of rainwater from our greenhouse roofs that can be used to supplement our water needs during the dry months.