the tweed vault  Jan 18



Meet the Grower-

Name: Katie
Age: 21
Started at Tweed: February 23, 2015
Job Title: Production Assistant

Katie Amo came to Tweed highly recommended. After meeting in a greenhouse setting a few years back, it was two of the colleagues she now shares the Mother Room with that first encouraged Katie to apply to the production assistant post she has held since last winter’s harvest.

After graduating from Algonquin College’s horticulture program in 2014, she expanded her lifelong love of the outdoors by joining the team at the Richmond Nursery, a greenhouse that houses perennials, trees, shrubs and an array of plants. It was there that Katie met her then and future colleagues, and caught wind of a chance to legally marry her passion for cannabis and horticulture.

Since, she’s honed her craft under the Tweed canopy with the consistency of a seasoned green thumb. Notably, Katie’s been charged with keeping our mom plants healthy and happy. She says she could see her future at Tweed developing into a career as a section grower on the vegetation side of the operation, or a full-time role in preventative plant health.

The Proust Questionnaire

This next section of our Meet the Grower Feature is based on the Proust Questionnaire – It’s an interview style commonly used by James Lipton on Inside the Actors Studio as well as Vanity Fair. The Proust Questionnaire is designed to strip away the fat and reveal one’s true character.

What is your greatest fear? Not being able to complete my bucket list.
Which living person do you most admire? I admire my mom, dad and older brother the most. I don’t know where I’d be without them!
What do you consider your greatest achievement? Working three jobs at the same time and paying my student loans off at the age of 19.
Who is your hero of fiction? Peppermint Patty from The Peanuts!
Which talent would you most like to have? I would love to be able to shred on a skateboard.
Which historical figure do you most identify with? Janice Joplin.
What is your idea of perfect happiness? Waking up really early while camping, making a cup of coffee and sitting outside watching the world wake up. Nothing beats it.
What is your greatest extravagance? A new pair of Vans slip-ons.
What is your most treasured possession? My Minolta X700 film camera.
What is your motto? Rise and shine!
What is your favorite strain? Houndstooth.
Would you rather visit Colorado or Amsterdam? I think Colorado would be beautiful. I would love hike and camp in the Rockies one day.
What is your most useful sense when working? Touch. I’m a very hands-on worker.
What would you be doing if you weren’t doing this? Probably road tripping to visit my best buddy Zach out west!

Here’s to Future Growth!

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