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Faculty Spotlight: Jeffrey Hickey, Home Grow Expert

Faculty Spotlight: Jeffrey Hickey, Home Grow Expert

Meet Oaksterdam University Instructor Jeffrey Hickey. He has had a colorful career as an author, storyteller, and educator before “living the life of the retired dope farmer.” As we prepare to launch our newest course, Home Grow, we caught up with him to talk about his cannabis journey, and why he was compelled to help write the Home Grow curriculum. 

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Jeffrey Hickey

Jeffrey Hickey

Jeffrey Hickey Instructor: Home Grow Jeffrey Hickey is a 2014 IPPY award-winning novelist, for his third novel, scary, man. He performed in more than 900 Reader’s Theater shows around the world that featured his authorship of adult novels and books for children. His...

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2022 Hit List: OU’s Top 10 Rewind

2022 Hit List: OU’s Top 10 Rewind

This past year, Oaksterdam University marked a huge milestone: our 15th anniversary! We’re proud to be America’s first cannabis college, still going strong, and fresher than ever. As we wrap up 2022, we want to share some of your alma mater’s achievements. Kick back and read on for our hit list from the past year.

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Hort Labs Open to OU Alumni & Asynch

Hort Labs Open to OU Alumni & Asynch

Oaksterdam University is excited to announce that our longstanding Horticulture Labs are now open to all OU alumni and students. Bring your plant babies, questions, and coffee for a morning chat about all things cultivation. 

OU’s “Hort Labs” have been a Friday morning staple for as long as we can remember. Until now, they were open only to students currently enrolled in our live courses. As we celebrate our 15th Anniversary we’re opening the labs to the wider OU community.

 

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The Long Game: Intro to Home Grow

The Long Game: Intro to Home Grow

I walked into Oaksterdam University for the first time in January of 2016. I was nervous while I looked around the classroom. A gentleman closer to my age stepped toward me and asked, “What brings you here?” My answer was vague while being completely on point, “I need help.” My wife, Karen, was sick, and we had begun an unexpected journey in our life together, with an uncertain future. We had decided that I was going to learn how to grow the medical cannabis she needed, and she was going to learn how to process that cannabis into pills and tinctures …

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How to Control Cannabis Odor

How to Control Cannabis Odor

If you grow cannabis, you probably savor its familiar, pungent scent. Your neighbors? Not so much. Whether you’re growing a few plants for personal use, or you’re a commercial cultivator with an indoor facility or outdoor farm, odor mitigation is an important issue. Oaksterdam University experts share insight on how to mitigate that “skunky” smell.

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Oaksterdam Alumni Spotlight

Oaksterdam Alumni Spotlight

For #12DaysOfGratitude, we will spotlight what we are grateful for — our OU Alumni! Read about one of our esteemed alumni each day. We are grateful for yOU!

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Home Grows in High Times

Home Grows in High Times

Oaksterdam University’s Luke Zimmerman, Esq., is featured in the recent High Times article “Do Cannabis Companies Face Consequences for Opposing Home Grows.” The article discusses how some large companies see home growers as a threat to business, and how home growers are pushing back to maintain their right to cultivate cannabis. Luke weighs in.

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New Updates to Live and Self-Paced Courses 

New Updates to Live and Self-Paced Courses 

3.8 minute read: Oaksterdam University is America’s first cannabis college and always staying on the cutting edge to remain the best. We are proud to announce exciting updates to our live classroom and self-paced courses, making them even more relevant to prepare students for careers in this exploding industry.

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FacultyOur faculty features award-winning cultivators, recognized business leaders, and passionate advocates who shaped the early medical cannabis movement in California and who continue to set the pace and tone for the modern commercial cannabis...

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Faculty Spotlight: Jeffrey Hickey, Home Grow Expert

My 2020 Isolation Grow

My name is Jeffrey Hickey. I’m 63 years old, and Oaksterdam University has asked me to blog my 2020 cannabis grow from rather deep isolation north of San Francisco. I am a 2016 alumnus of Oaksterdam. n April of 2015, my beloved wife of 38 years,...

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