About The Teacher

In 1964 Carolyn joined the Merry Pranksters and traveled on Ken Kesey’s bus “Furthur” presenting “Acid Tests” in California, In 1966 she joined the Grateful Dead family in Haight-Ashbury, CA. She later married Jerry Garcia and had two daughters, She has another daughter with Ken Kesey.

Carolyn “Mountain Girl” Garcia began growing cannabis in 1971, supplying her Grateful Dead family with sinsemilla. Her book “Primo Plant” was a best seller for years, and described organic methods. In 1975 she published her Sinsemilla organic growing guide, “Primo Plant” which was on the best seller list for several years. She has served on the board of Rex Foundation and Further Foundation for many years and keeps up with emerging psychedelic and cannabis issues and developments.

She now has her own CBD company, “Mountain Girl’s Botanica” in Oregon where she develops and markets her organic CBD products. She also maintains her Qi Gung practice as well as her organic gardens and family farm.

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