Richard Lee

Richard Lee

Richard Lee Founder Instructor: Advocacy, Cannabusiness, Horticulture, Politics & History Richard Lee has been working to end cannabis prohibition for 20 years. In 1992 he co-founded Legal Marijuana – The Hemp Store in Houston, Texas, one of the first hemp...
Chad Gilmore

Chad Gilmore

Instructor: Methods of Ingestion: Extracts Chad got involved in 2002 when he came to work at the Oakland Cannabis Buyers Cooperative (OCBC). Chad is on the Board of Directors for the OCBC, now known as The Patient ID Center. Chad manages the hemp store, containing...
Ed Rosenthal

Ed Rosenthal

Mr. Rosenthal is the pothead’s answer to Ann Landers, Judge Judy, Martha Stewart and the Burpee Garden Wizard all in one.” –NY Times January 2003. Ed Rosenthal is recognized worldwide as an authority on marijuana. He has studied and written about the plant for more...
Jeff Jones

Jeff Jones

Instructor: Horticulture, Advocacy, Methods of Ingestion: Extracts Jeff Jones has provided expertise in the medical cannabis field to Californians for over twenty years.  Jeff’s horticulture knowledge, troubleshooting skills and easy manner make learning the basics...
Joey Ereneta

Joey Ereneta

Lead Horticulture Instructor Horticulture 101 & Horticulture 102 Joey has been an avid cultivator, teacher and cannabis liberation activist for the last 20 years. He began his work with medical cannabis in 1994, while attending U.C. Berkeley, when he collaborated...
Kristin Nevedal

Kristin Nevedal

Kristin Nevedal Instructor: Outdoor Horticulture Kristin Nevedal is a certified traditional Chinese medical herbalist, nutritionist, and massage therapist.  A longtime Humboldt County resident and homesteader, she has spent over 15 years specializing in organic no...
Kyle Kushman

Kyle Kushman

Kyle Kushman Kyle Kushman Instructor: Horticulture, Veganics Kyle Kushman is an internationally renowned marijuana cultivator whose collaborations have earned 13 Medical Cannabis Cups awards, including three US Cannabis Cups for Best Flowers. All awards were earned by...
Michael “Big Mike” Parker

Michael “Big Mike” Parker

Michael “Big Mike” Parker Lead Horticulture Technician Big Mike is steeped in the legacy and tradition not just of Oaksterdam University, but the American cannabis cultivation movement lauding from the radical 1960s- 1970s political era. With more than five decades of...
Natalie Darves, M.B.A.

Natalie Darves, M.B.A.

Natalie Darves, M.B.A. Professor: Sustainability, Soil Science and Organics, Outdoor Horticulture, and Irrigation Natalie Darves has spent her entire adult life as an advocate for social reform, sustainable horticulture and community development.  She holds an Honors...