Grow Your Own provides a much needed DIY approach to cannabis cultivation, wrapped up in a modern, accessible, and pretty package. It provides all of the info you'll need to get started learning about, growing, and enjoying cannabis. Recommended By Leah C., Powells.com
Synopses & Reviews
Everything a home-grower needs to understand, cultivate, and enjoy cannabis.
As prohibition wanes, and cannabis aficionados of all stripes come out from the shadows, the old stereotypes are fading. The benefits of cannabis are undeniable — medicinally, sure, but also for stress, for creativity, and for relaxation. And as any homebrewer, winemaker, or backyard gardener can tell you, there’s a particular joy in doing it yourself.
Whether you’re new to cannabis and need to walk through the basics, or you’re an experienced grower looking to hone your techniques, Grow Your Own provides all the background and instruction you need to set up a grow space, raise your plants, and harvest your buds. It will teach you how to choose a strain based on its flavors and effects, how to to manage insects and molds without the use of pesticides, and how to mix just the right soil. But Grow Your Own will also give you a primer on the myriad ways to enjoy cannabis — from carving an apple pipe to baking a delicious batch of pot brownies. With photography, visual aids, and illustrations from Allen Crawford (Whitman Illuminated), Grow Your Own makes cultivating cannabis as accessible as it is rewarding.
“This is a beautifully made and laid-out book, the combined efforts of four authors who used their expertise to cover a wider range of topics than you would normally find in a grow book.”
- Portland Mercury
“A relatable, friendly introduction to the weed world . . . Smart infographics and crisp language . . . Unprecedented approachability and comprehensive scope.”
- Willamette Week
“Cannabis culture goes mainstream in this lavishly illustrated artisanal guide to cultivating and consuming marijuana....The stylish presentation of the book and its useful information give it broad appeal among open-minded gardeners and 420-friendly readers.” Publishers Weekly, Starred Review
About the Author
Nichole Graf is Raven’s Creative Director and Head of Product Development. A designer, illustrator, fine artist, stylist, and art director by trade, before moving West, she worked as a footwear and accessories designer for Madewell in NYC. This background, combined with her deep interest in alternative medicine, nutrition, wildcrafting, and the natural world, led her to the creation of Raven and its product offerings. Her favorite strain is Raven’s own Frida.
Micah Sherman is a trained architect who has worked in construction management, technical design for the modern luxury furniture brand Poliform, and as Operations Director for Hailey Development Group. His understanding of building and engineering has allowed Raven to pursue innovative and uniquely effective systems beyond those used by conventional cannabis operations. His favorite strain is Jack Herer.
David Stein is Raven’s Master Gardener. He has over 40 years of experience cultivating cannabis in both Amsterdam and the United States. Known for his use of organic nutrient development and natural pest control, as well as his passion for unique strain development, Stein has been awarded “Best Weed” at High Times’s Cannabis Cup, first place at Highlife Hemp Fair’s Hash Cup, and his exclusive strain Stella Blue was featured in Jason King’s Cannabible 3. His favorite strain is Platinum Girl Scout Cookies.
Liz Crain is the author of Food Lover’s Guide to Portland, Toro Bravo: Stories. Recipes. No Bull, and Hello, My Name is Tasty: Global Diner Favorites from Portland's Tasty Restaurants. A longtime writer on Pacific Northwest food and drink, she has published in Lucky Peach, Food & Wine, The Sun, and The Guardian. She is also an editor and publicity director at Hawthorne Books and co-organizer of the annual Portland Fermentation Festival. Her favorite strain is Silver Tip.
Nichole Graf on PowellsBooks.Blog
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