The Flower Collective: Home of The Tastiest Trees in Nederland

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The Flower Collective – Nederland, CO

Tucked away in the mountains of Nederland, Colorado, is The Flower Collective, a wholesale plant nursery that converts their flower into bubble hash-infused joints and blunts. Founded in 2014 by Ethan Shaw, The Flower Collective passionately encompasses the history and climate of Nederland to create a true product of their environment; their brand fully embraces the culture of this quirky mountain town. I was shocked to learn that Ethan is only 26 years old, yet has managed to get this state-of-the-art facility off the ground and flourishing. On top of selling these unique, high-quality products, The Flower Collective stays particularly successful during the springtime by selling clones to growers and gardens in the Southern Colorado region whose warehouses don’t operate during the winter months.

The Flower Collective - Nederland, CO
The Flower Collective – Nederland, CO

The Place

At 5,000 square feet and with a small collective of 16 employees, The Flower Collective optimizes their time and space in order to produce as much product as possible. Drawing inspiration from Nederland’s rich mining tradition, they consider this space to be their own personal nugget mine. At an elevation of 8,228 feet, The Flower Collective benefits from the altitude, which reduces their water intake and helps maintain a low carbon footprint. They gather snowmelt water that flows down from the Indian Peaks Wilderness, minimizing their watershed impact and saving as much water as possible for local trout.

The Flower Collective - Nederland, CO
The Flower Collective – Nederland, CO

The Product

These beautiful buds are grown in true living soil treated with nematodes and beneficial insects. To remain competitive in today’s wholesale market, The Flower Collective converts everything that’s grown into pre-rolled products. The kolas of each plant are harvested for their premium buds, while the smaller, popcorn-sized nugs and sugar leaves are processed into naturally solventless bubble hash.These materials have every last bit of shake and stem removed before being mixed back together into a 5:1 (flower:hash) combination, then rolled into Bubble Blunts™and Bubble Joints™. The end result is a smooth, terpene-rich product that gets you absolutely blitzed — in the best possible way.

The Flower Collective - Nederland, CO
The Flower Collective – Nederland, CO

“Drawing inspiration from Nederland’s rich mining tradition, they consider this space to be their own personal nugget mine.”

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Melissa Joy

Melissa was born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago, where she couldn’t stay out of trouble for smoking weed--especially during college. Immediately after graduating with a business degree from Elmhurst College in 2012, Melissa made her way to the safe smoking haven of Colorado, where her love for live music and music blogging eventually led her to a part-time writing position with DOPE Magazine. Melissa enjoys medicating with indica-dominant hybrids, and will never say no to a big solventless glob. When she isn’t busy writing, Melissa loves spending her time in the mountains with friends, practicing her violin, and exploring the never-ending amounts of dank breweries and restaurants in Denver.
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