Farmer in the Sky is the man that invented Sea of Green (SOG), and Screen of Green(SCROG), and brought it to the masses. He wrote for Sinsimillia Tips, and wrote the 1985 book "Growing Indoors for Fun and Profit"
He spent 16 years in prison for getting snagged in Operation Green Merchant.
Mr. Segal is going thru a rough patch right now. He has been having health issues for a while and now the home he has rented for over a decade is being sold, and he must move.
I just wanted to say Good Luck to Farmer in the Sky. Though he doesn't post on ICMAG, we ALL owe him a debt of gratitude.
Michael Wolf Segal is very active on Facebook. Everybody should drop by and send him well wishes. Maybe even purchase his new book, I know it would really help him right now.
Check out this quote with some of his accomplishments.
I have been writing professionally about cannabis since 1982 with a column that ran for about six years in Sinsemilla Tips: Domestic Growers' Journal, and a book Growing Indoors for Fun and Profit, published in 1985.
I am, provably, the originator, popularizer and foremost advocate of Sea of Green, helped design the first umbrella style paraboloid reflectors, brought the company now known as Hortilux into horticultural lighting for the first time in their corporate history, sent the TRUE Screen of Green method out to High Times in ’91 from the federal prison at Sheridan, Oregon, was the last person Jack Herer ever consciously consumed cannabis with and much more, including having put about $250,000 of my money, besides the $10,000 for the third non-attorney life membership in NORML (1979) into anti-pothibition activities by October '89, when I "went away" for the highest plant count (12000+) of anyone taken in Operation Green Merchant