Plantshop – The Back-to-the-Land Movement – Ukiah, CA
Statement of Purpose
May this Cannabis Trail Cultural Landmark serve to honor the history of the Back-to-the-Land movement and the Intentional Communities of northern California.
May it remind us that the organic food movement and solar movement were both born out of these off-the-grid, regenerative-minded Back-to-the-Land communities that depended on cannabis and other natural herbs for wellness and medicine. And may this Cultural Landmark always remind us to ‘think global and act local’, and live a self-reliant life in balance with nature and local community.
May it be so.
2031 Wellmar Dr, Ukiah, CA 95482
This landmark honors the story of the back-to-the-land movement in Mendocino County.
Following the cannabis-loving Hippie era of the 1960’s came the lesser-known Back-to-the-Land movement era of the 1970’s. Back-to-the-Landers, as they are often referred to, sought out alternative regenerative lifestyles anchored in self-reliance, intention, and hyper-local community.
Inspired by native indigenous cultures that live in close alignment with nature, Back-to-the-Landers migrated north to the rural coastal mountains of California and established communities that valued collective intention and cooperation. They brought their cannabis seeds and medicinal herbs with them.
Tending the garden was part of the lifestyle. Back-to-the-Landers grow much of their own food and medicine, cannabis included. A self-sufficient and resilient mindset are still strong cultural signatures of the intentional communities that call this region home. To this day, cannabis continues to be home grown in gardens off the grid alongside vegetables and other medicinal plants. The Back-to-the-Land movement gave rise to The Emerald Triangle and the modern-day craft cannabis market known for terpene rich, top-shelf cannabis.
Location: Plantshop, Ukiah
Conscious purveyors of fine cannabis and cannabis lifestyle products. We highlight legacy and craft farmers, whose flower is outdoor, sun-grown and biodynamic.
Plantshop exists at the intersection of substance and style; we’re a luxury cannabis experience. We have a passion for exquisite things and experiences that we hope to share with you. Our space is inclusive, fun and filled with an abundance of the very best cannabis products on the planet! We’re LGBTQ+, BIPOC and women-owned.