To the Phylos Galaxy, and Beyond: Shadowbox Farms Reaches for the Stars

Shadowbox Farms – Oregon

We recently had a great sit down with one of the past DOPE Cup winners, Shadowbox Farms, (Best Outdoor/Greenhouse Grow 2016) to see how they’re continuing their success. Their Head of Marketing, Tim, told me that their “Founder, Dani Jurmann, has over a decade of experience growing cannabis,” and was previously involved in the film industry and sustainable bamboo architecture. He wanted to “bring his experience, innovation and passion to the recreational market,” culminating in Shadowbox Farms’ birth in 2015. The name “Shadowbox” refers to their intention of “bringing the industry out of the proverbial shadows.”

Shadowbox Farms - OregonShadowbox Farms - Oregon
Shadowbox Farms – Oregon

Shadowbox’s philosophy, as Tim explains it, combines “post-prohibition innovation and old school craft to bring a boutique product to the mass market.” They take their genetics seriously, and their tightly-knit, diverse team is united by their love for growing. Tim believes that, much like the tech world, the only way to see real success in the cannabis industry—at least, in regards to farming—is to openly share information and growing practices. He wowed me with his production lineup for 2018: Valley Fire, Grafford Kush, Cherry AF, Blue Dream, Orangina #51…and the list goes on. Grafford Kush, one of Tim’s favorites, is named after their Compliance Manager, Dan Grafford. “This kush soothes and relaxes the body,” says Tim, “while energizing and uplifting the mind.”

Shadowbox Farms - Oregon
Shadowbox Farms – Oregon

The future looks bright for Shadowbox. Tim states that their plans “are to further the post-prohibition cannabis conversation by creating an online presence dedicated to storytelling and education, becoming fully Phylos-Certified (do yourself a favor and google ‘Phylos Galaxy’) and a skunkworks project we hope to release early next year.” The Phylos Galaxy is like the Human Genome Project of weed, physically mapping out relationships between cannabis strains across the globe. “Shadowbox Farms has a lot of dreams and ambitions,” Tim emphasizes, “but most of it boils down to . . . [eliminating] the stigma associated with cannabis, and we want to operate a world-class farm.”

Shadowbox Farms - Oregon
Shadowbox Farms – Oregon

Website: shadowboxfarms.com | Instagram: @shadowboxfarms

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