Grow Opportunity

From the Editor: The importance of in-person networking

February 18, 2022  By Catarina Muia

Grower Day 2022 will take place in St. Catharines, Ont. on June 21&22, 2022.

I think everyone can admit that while we didn’t have high expectations for 2022, we had some hope that things would start to slowly move back to normal. 

I must say, it feels like the expectation to move back to normal is there but the dark days, cold weather, and restrictions are making it difficult to see the light at the end of the tunnel.

One thing to keep in mind is that it’s already February, which means spring is on its way (I write as I sit bundled in blankets…), and with it will come the sunshine, warmth, and the opportunity to meet again at the Grow Opportunity and Greenhouse Canada Grower Day 2022 event.

While last year the Grower Day event was run virtually, this year, we plan to host the event live and in-person at the Holiday Inn and Suites Conference Centre in St. Catharines, Ont. on June 21 and 22. 


While I’m certainly excited to organize a number of interesting and educational sessions for growers across the country, what I’m looking most forward to is meeting with those of you I haven’t had a chance to connect with yet!

As the Canadian cannabis industry continues to develop, it’s important now more than ever for all of us within the industry to meet in person, have transparent conversations, and see what is available in the market in terms of products, solutions, and new technologies that can be utilized to enhance cannabis cultivation and production.

Do you have a new product or solution that can help the industry’s growers achieve some of their cultivation, production, and post-harvest goals? 

Be sure to check out the Grower Day exhibition application form, found at, or reach out to Grow Opportunity publisher, Nashelle Barsky ( to book a space on the event’s expo floor.

For those of you interested in contributing to our educational conference, we are beginning to develop our conference program and are looking for knowledgeable and experienced growers, researchers, health professionals, and cannabis business owners to discuss topics such as:

  • Cultivation
  • Disease and pest management
  • Security and cybersecurity
  • Insurance
  • Supply chain challenges and solutions
  • Genetics and breeding
  • Industry best practices and lessons learned
  • Lighting and packaging
  • Market trends
  • Post-harvest
  • Quality and preservation

If you are looking to speak about one of these topics to help educate your peers and colleagues, please send me an email and we’ll be sure to get you involved. 

As a grower within the Canadian cannabis industry, if there’s an important topic you think should be addressed that you do not see listed above, drop me a line and let me know! I look to insight of our industry’s experts to ensure Grower Day will educate our audience, and include something for everyone. 

Be sure to check out the Grower Day website for new updates on topics, speakers, exhibitors, and sponsorship opportunities.

Within the Grow Opportunity magazine, if there is a topic you would like to learn more about, or would like to teach your community about, as always, free to send me an email at 

I would love to hear your feedback and get to know the members of our community. I’m looking forward to meeting and learning from each of you!

With that, I leave you to read, learn, and enjoy this issue of Grow Opportunity magazine.

Happy reading! 

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