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Our Kaizen method uses a lean manufacturing approach to create scalable, efficient and proven designs. The designs we offer are a product of refinement over millions of dollars of project developments and improvements. Kaizen's solutions are based on years of experience within the operational commercial cannabis cultivation sector, and have been used by some of the industry's most successful organic indoor grows.
Kaizen’s lean manufacturing approach to indoor agriculture is a symbiotic relationship between facility design, and the standard operating procedures carefully adhered to within. Our process integrates into our facilities in a way that effectively creates zero downtime between harvests, resulting in both a consistent and constant stream of top-tier crops.
Our company collaborates with leaders in the recreational marijuana industry to offer a unique production management training program. This program provides clients and their employees immediate, hands-on training in a fully operational farm prior to the construction of their own facility. This novel training program further reinforces our commitment to a production cycle with zero downtime.
Kaizen’s roots extend back into the infancy of Washington State’s medical cannabis industry. We at Kaizen have taken this market expertise, and infused it with organic farming practices that have come from constant innovation backed by decades of scientific studies focused in microbial biology, soil management, ecology, and evolutionary biology. With this synergy at our back, Kaizen was formed with a single goal in mind - to assist farms in creating an organic environment where both plants and people can reach their maximum potential.
Tad is the owner of KIS Organics and KIS Farm. His company's mission is to help growers in working towards more sustainable and environmentally friendly ways of growing all plants using science-based horticulture. Tad also hosts the "Cannabis Cultivation and Science" Podcast where he interviews scientists, authors and farmers to help bridge the gap between agriculture, horticulture, and the cannabis industry.
Nathan is the founder of award-winning Gold Leaf Gardens in Seattle, WA. He is a pioneer in bringing organic, boutique cannabis cultivation to commercial scale. While navigating success in multiple legal recreational and medical markets, he has maintained the ethics of respect for the plant, the environment and most importantly the people he works with. He is the co-founder of Leira Cannagars, the ultra-premium cannabis cigar brand that currently holds the world record for most expensive marijuana item ever legally sold.
Dr. Ben Higgins, Ph.D
Ben earned his phD in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from the University of California, Santa Cruz in 2018, where he studied functional ecology, organismal morphometrics, and physiology. Ben is the Chief Research Scientist at Gold Leaf Gardens, where he works alongside their experienced staff to refine, research, and develop new methods in organic cannabis cultivation.
Justin Magill is the head grower at Legit Cannabis North. A background in construction and biology helped him establish in the medical cannabis market. His passion for utilizing sustainable and organic practices for indoor farming has led him to reusing soil in beds with a focus on soil health and microbial nutrient cycling. Biocontrols and biostimulants help him manage these unique challenges and make up the bulk of his current IPM program at the facility
Chris is owner/operator of Blue Fox Farm, a 40 acre organic vegetable farm in the Applegate Valley of southern Oregon. He is also owner/head consultant for Blue Fox Agricultural Services, a full service agricultural supply and consultation company focusing on ecological solutions for the modern farmer. Both his farm and his agricultural services use Living Soils as a foundation to scale farming operations efficiently and profitably.
He rounds out his involvement with the agricultural community by hosting the Living Soils Symposium each March. The symposium is an interactive conference for farmers, interested in regenerative farming techniques, to exchange knowledge and gain insight in a peer-to-peer environment.