Founders of Western MA Hemp: Jim McSweeney and Michael Lupario

Jim McSweeney

Arborist, Farmer, Explorer

Jim McSweeney is a certified arborist, certified horticulturist, and an organic farmer who was schooled in horticulture and arboriculture at the University of Massachusetts Stockbridge School. With 25 years of organic plant cultivation experience, he has used this expertise for local organizations such as: Habitat for humanity, Pioneer Valley Symphony, Bonnie’s Program, Cummington Community House, West Cummington Church, Russell Memorial Park in Chesterfield, Forbes Library Garden Tour, and many more. He has sponsored such recreational activities such as Chesterfield Baseball and the Hilltown Jr. Olympics. Jim spends much of his winters traveling and studying medical plant cultivation from the depths of the Amazon to the peaks of the Himalayas to the islands of Indonesia.