Madrone Stewart is a writer, community counselor, and owner of Purple Kite Farms. She lives on her sailboat in Oakland, CA.
[Review Quote] ""Written by experienced Humboldt farmer Madrone Stewart, the Feminist Weed Farmer is about as feminist as it gets. Stewart shares her hard-won knowledge gained from years of growing cannabis, Zen meditation, and surviving as a woman in a male-dominated industry. Stewart also walks readers through the details of growing backyard plants..."" - Elizabeth Enochs, Leafly.com [Review Quote] "Infused with critical analysis, Feminist Weed Farmer is particularly in tune with the social and economic climate of this region." - Cassie Curatolo, North Coast Journal [Review Quote] ""As a racialized women, Madrone Stewart wants this book to help other women, racialized and queer people to have a references and sources of inspiration, so they can fulfil their dreams. So her proposal is twofold, inspire people to fight for their dreams and teach them how to grow cannabis. The author is sure that by trying it, many people will become cannabis lovers: from grandmothers to doctors and chefs."" - Laura Rueda, Kannabia [Review Quote] "In a how-to grow guide that covers all the basics of outdoor cannabis cultivation, Madrone Stewart's "Feminist Weed Farmer" sets itself apart from other grow books by remembering to provide its readers with heartfelt words of encouragement along the way. If you follow the steps Stewart lays out in her book, the author believes that "you, dear reader, can grow the dankest, stickiest, tastiest, loudest, highest-vibration cannabis on the planet." ... Ultimately, "Feminist Weed Farmer" is much more than just a how-to grow guide, it is a call to action to decentralize and diversify the industry. Stewart sees the current power shift in the industry from small-business owners to big business as "depressing" and devastating to communities in the Emerald Triangle whose economies depend on cannabis. Her vision is of a "diverse industry where people embrace the principles of compassion, collaboration, sensitivity to diversity and respect for the earth and the medicine that she shares with us would stand as a model for all other industries."" - Claire Weissbluth, Cannabis Now magazine ""...isn't just a call to arms for recreational pot smokers--especially women, people of color, and LGBTQ people--to start growing their own weed. It's also a step-by-step guide aimed at demystifying the gardening process (assuming, of course, that growing your own cannabis is legal in your home state)."" - Zing Tsjeng, Broadly ""...deep, soulful, but also stunningly-practical guidebook with an audience in mind of "women, queer folks, and folks of color" who are being "radically excluded from the emerging cannabis industry."" - Mike McPadden, Merry Jane