Oaksterdam has no required textbooks. The Cannabis Grower's Handbook by Ed Rosenthal is an excellent companion book and extremely useful reference, but it is not required for the completion of the HOrticulture Program. Our programs contain all the information you will need.
Cannabis Grower's Handbook
The Cannabis Grower’s Handbook shows both beginners and advanced growers how to grow the biggest, most resinous, potent buds! This book contains the latest knowledge, tools, and methods to grow great marijuana – both indoors and outdoors. Cannabis Grower's Handbook will show you how to use the most efficient technology and save time, labor, and energy. Ed Rosenthal is the world's foremost expert on marijuana cultivation, and this is the official course book at Oaksterdam University, the leading cannabis trade school. With 500 pages of full-color photos and illustrations, the book delivers all the basics that a novice grower needs and scientific research for the experienced gardener. All aspects of cultivation are covered, from the selection of varieties, setting up of the garden, and through each stage of plant growth all the way to harvesting. Full-color photographs throughout clarify instructions and show the stunning results possible with Ed's growing tips.
A word on the Author - Ed Rosenthal
Ed Rosenthal is the world's leading expert on the cultivation of marijuana. His books have sold well over a million copies, and his most recent edition of Cannabis Grower's Handbook has revolutionized the field. Ed is also on the faculty of Oaksterdam University, the leading trade school for the cannabis industry. His classes teach pupils how different techniques can be used to improve their gardens' yield and efficiency.
Ed has always been driven by a desire to develop innovative, effective, and non-toxic methods of gardening. He was one of the original American writers to travel to Holland, bringing the knowledge and sophistication of European horticulture to the U.S. through his books and Ask Ed column. While his career has focused on cannabis cultivation, he is an avid gardener of edible plants and flowers. Ultimately, Ed believes that no matter the plant, a gardener should never be forced to resort to using potentially dangerous means to enjoy a bountiful harvest.
We recommend you purchase the textbooks online through Ed Rosenthal's website.