Home Grow


Learn to successfully grow and harvest high-quality cannabis plants from your own garden or tent. Designed by West Coast cultivators with decades of experience, get the knowledge you need to nurture strong, healthy plants from seed or clone. The Home Grow course includes a bonus lesson on home extraction: Extract prized cannabinoids from your flower for use in edibles, tinctures, and more. Take this self-paced, mobile-friendly online course anytime and anywhere.

Course Overview

Home Grow covers essential preparation, equipment, growing mediums, the plant’s life cycle, nutrient and water needs, pests and pathogens, lighting, harvesting, processing and more. There is also a bonus lesson on home extraction so you can extract prized cannabinoids from your flower for use in edibles, tinctures and more.

The fundamental principles of this course apply to indoor and outdoor grows of any size. In keeping with Oaksterdam’s legacy of providing quality education for the cannabis industry, the course covers the fundamentals of growing healthy plants from seed to harvest, incorporating the latest technology, techniques and sustainable practices for success.

Home Grow can be taken online anytime, anywhere. It includes readings, videos, extensive supplemental materials, and links to resources vetted by Oaksterdam experts.

*During the COVID-19 pandemic, Oaksterdam University is offering a 30% discount from the normal $420 tuition for this program.

Curriculum includes:
  • Essential Prep
    • Fundamentals of Growing Cannabis
    • Home Grower Rights and Responsibilities
    • Planning and Setup
  • Getting Started
    • Growing Mediums
    • Starting Your Plants
    • What Should I Grow?
  • Growing Your Plants
    • Vegetative Growth Stage
    • Feeding and Watering
  • Optimizing the Growing Environment
    • Natural and Supplemental Lighting
    • Air Circulation and Climate
  • Pressures in the Garden
    • Common Pests
    • Common Pathogens
    • Prevention, Treatment and IPM
    • Troubleshooting Nutrient Issues
  • Flowering & Maturity
    • Transition
    • Late Flowering Techniques
  • Harvest and Post-Harvest
    • Harvest and Processing
    • Preparing for the Next Crop
    • Home Extraction