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Searching for the Fountain of Blue Dream

Searching for the Fountain of Blue Dream

In the News: Oaksterdam University horticulture instructor Jeff Jones is featured prominently in the Leafly article “Searching for the fountain of Blue Dream in Santa Cruz, CA” by Ellen Holland. Read an excerpt here.

Budtending Certification Program: New & Improved!

Budtending Certification Program: New & Improved!

1.5 min. read. Budtending is a fast growing field within American legalized cannabis markets. Rise above the competition and get your foot in the door with a Budtending Certificate from Oaksterdam University. New course updates rolled out this summer make the class even more relevant to budding dispensary employees.

Commercial Manufacturing & Extraction: New & Improved!

Commercial Manufacturing & Extraction: New & Improved!

1.5 minute read: Legalized cannabis markets are maturing and demand is on the rise for a wide array of cannabis products. Customers are hungry for edibles, tinctures, topicals, dabs, sauce, and more. Our Commercial Manufacturing and Extractions course will show you how to make these products, and a profit.

Enroll Now, Pay Later at Oaksterdam U

Enroll Now, Pay Later at Oaksterdam U

If you’ve dreamed of jump-starting your career in cannabis at Oaksterdam University, now is the time. We’ve got new payment plans that make tuition easy and affordable. 

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.

OU Hosts NFT Art Contest to Fight War on Drugs

OU Hosts NFT Art Contest to Fight War on Drugs

Calling all digital artists who want to inspire the end of marijuana prohibition! Oaksterdam University is hosting a cutting edge non-fungible token (NFT) art contest to commemorate the 50th anniversary of cannabis prohibition.

Ask Anything: Chat with OU Experts on Clubhouse 

Ask Anything: Chat with OU Experts on Clubhouse 

1 min. read: Oaksterdam University experts are live on Clubhouse twice each week! Join our audio chat room, and we’ll answer any questions you have about cultivating cannabis or growing your equity cannabis business.

The Raid

The Raid

Listen to OU Chancellor Dale Sky Jones recount the raid in her own words, describing the day as a perfect juxtaposition of federal prohibition’s failure to meet the needs of communities.

PS Tests Don’t Lie

PS Tests Don’t Lie

Hi everyone. I’ve really missed writing for you. I hope 2021 has begun to bring hope back into your lives, or that you can see hope on the horizon.

Online Gift-Shop Grand Opening

Online Gift-Shop Grand Opening

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2020 Isolation Grow: Epilogue: The Future is Full of Flowers

2020 Isolation Grow: Epilogue: The Future is Full of Flowers

Well, now that we’ve got all that behind us, (and thank you for voting), we can finish this blog properly. The final harvest tally was 13.27 pounds, which is our second largest yield. We averaged slightly over one pound a plant. The last three plants we harvested, the...

2020 Isolation Grow: Survive & Vote

2020 Isolation Grow: Survive & Vote

This has been a challenging summer for me physically. I had hernia surgery just before the pandemic hit, and about six weeks prior to cracking open seeds, so my recovery from that coincided with the grow. Physical rehabilitation is usually better when it’s not butting...

2020 Isolation Grow: Ghost Town

2020 Isolation Grow: Ghost Town

There ought to be a single guitar playing behind this with lots of reverb, plucking dreamy notes that hang in the air like memories.

2020 Isolation Grow: Family Tradition

2020 Isolation Grow: Family Tradition

Our final plants are still drying. We trimmed Bubba God and RK 16 over the weekend. I’ll detail the end of harvest in the next two blogs. We’re taking a timeout today for Jack-O-Lanterns. Yes, we carved these pumpkins. To be fair, I cleaned many of them, and then...

2020 Isolation Grow: Last Plants Come Down

2020 Isolation Grow: Last Plants Come Down

October 21 HARVEST ALERT Been waiting all summer to bring down the big plants, and that began yesterday, with RK 18, Rainbow Kush in bed 18.I am particularly fond of the way Bee arranges the flowers, and how they come down off the tomato cage rack. What you don’t see...

2020 Isolation Grow: The Limp Leaf

2020 Isolation Grow: The Limp Leaf

October 13 Bee’s Covid test was negative, and they will arrive today, ready to work sans mask. I’m bringing in ACDC 22 for trimming, while waiting to see which plant might need taking down today. My guess is RG 5, but we have to wait until sunlight hits the beds to be...

2020 Isolation Grow: Crunch

2020 Isolation Grow: Crunch

October 9 HARVEST ALERT ACDC 17 is coming down. This is the third plant to be brought down with no mold found upon the initial inspection. She appears to be another very clean plant. October 10 This morning was possibly the final Regalia spray of the season. Humidity...

2020 Isolation Grow: Readiness & Rain

2020 Isolation Grow: Readiness & Rain

October 6 This is the week I study weather forecasts multiple times a day. Weather changes fast. That’s why long range predictions are often inaccurate. Anything predicted beyond about twelve hours is guesswork. For example, when I first read of long range rain, it...

2020 Isolation Grow: Twist

2020 Isolation Grow: Twist

October 3 This older four point buck watched me go from the house to the beds, inspect every plant, followed my every step, all the way back into the house to grab Karen to come take the photograph. He stared at us the entire time. We got the shots and got outta...

2020 Isolation Grow: October

2020 Isolation Grow: October

A couple of these bottlebrush flowers were cut into the last compost tea of the grow. October 1 So we begin the climactic month of October. In terms of cannabis harvest, October is the peak month. A sustained period of work is looming. The way things are tentatively...