Feminist Weed Farmer: Growing Mindful Medicine in Your Own Back Yard
by Madrone Stewart Author
Weed is a powerful medicine, and growing your own is as empowering as it gets. Experienced Humboldt farmer Madrone Stewart, shares her hard-won knowledge gained from years of growing cannabis, Zen meditation, and surviving as a woman in a male-dominated industry. She walks you through the big picture and details of growing six backyard plants, from selecting seeds to harvesting and processing. Humorous, sage, and with a big heart, each chapter is infused with what she's learned about equalizing the weed industry, applying mindfulness to pest management, and the importance of owning each step of the process. If you've ever wanted to grow your own pot or make hash or kief at home, this book is your wise guide.
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In a how-to grow guide that covers all the basics of outdoor cannabis cultivation, Madrone Stewart’s “Feminist Weed Farmer” sets itself apart from other grow books by remembering to provide its readers with heartfelt words of encouragement along the way. If you follow the steps Stewart lays out in her book, the author believes that “you, dear reader, can grow the dankest, stickiest, tastiest, loudest, highest-vibration cannabis on the planet.”
Ultimately, “Feminist Weed Farmer” is much more than just a how-to grow guide, it is a call to action to decentralize and diversify the industry. Stewart sees the current power shift in the industry from small-business owners to big business as “depressing” and devastating to communities in the Emerald Triangle whose economies depend on cannabis. Her vision is of a “diverse industry where people embrace the principles of compassion, collaboration, sensitivity to diversity and respect for the earth and the medicine that she shares with us would stand as a model for all other industries.”
"As a racialized women, Madrone Stewart wants this book to help other women, racialized and queer people to have a references and sources of inspiration, so they can fulfil their dreams. So her proposal is twofold, inspire people to fight for their dreams and teach them how to grow cannabis. The author is sure that by trying it, many people will become cannabis lovers: from grandmothers to doctors and chefs."
Infused with critical analysis, Feminist Weed Farmer is particularly in tune with the social and economic climate of this region.
"Written by experienced Humboldt farmer Madrone Stewart, the Feminist Weed Farmer is about as feminist as it gets. Stewart shares her hard-won knowledge gained from years of growing cannabis, Zen meditation, and surviving as a woman in a male-dominated industry. Stewart also walks readers through the details of growing backyard plants..."
... Madrone has harvested a wealth of knowledge and experience in homegrown cannabis cultivation, all of which she communicates powerfully in her book. Feminist Weed Farmer also explores the lessons Madrone has picked up from meditation and the challenges she’s faced as a female farmer in the male-dominated pot industry.
"...deep, soulful, but also stunningly-practical guidebook with an audience in mind of “women, queer folks, and folks of color” who are being “radically excluded from the emerging cannabis industry.”
"[Everything you need to know about this book] featuring sections on "Creating a Good Growing Environment," "Protecting your Plants" and "Harvesting your Medicine," can be found in the title"
"[It's] important to take a look at books written about cannabis by cannabis growers themselves, especially in the current climate of industry growth, and also from the perspective of those people who come from marginalized backgrounds.
Written by cultivator Madrone Stewart, Feminist Weed Farmer: Growing Your Own Medicine in Your Own Backyard uses a personal narrative to explain the basics of home growing — from seeding to harvesting to processing — through a woman-centric lens"."
...the author incorporates her personal experiences into an empowering, educational narrative.
"...handbook for 'women, queer folks, and folks of color' who are 'radically excluded... from the emerging cannabis industry' and wish to learn to farm mindfully."
"...isn’t just a call to arms for recreational pot smokers—especially women, people of color, and LGBTQ people—to start growing their own weed. It’s also a step-by-step guide aimed at demystifying the gardening process (assuming, of course, that growing your own cannabis is legal in your home state)."