“Beans, beans good for your heart, the more you eat, the less you infarct.”
~James A. Duke
The Green Farmacy Garden is a sanctuary of approximately 300 native and non-native species of plants that have been used traditionally and/or researched for medicinal purposes. Retired USDA botanist, James A. Duke, PhD, and his wife, Peggy, have been collecting medicinal plants for over sixty years, and in 1997, they transformed part of their pasture land into a teaching garden highlighting the plants that are featured in Jim’s book, The Green Pharmacy.
The Green Farmacy Garden is also a part of the United Plant Savers network of sanctuaries around the country, which strive to educate the public and replant native plants that have become at risk or endangered.
Since the garden is located on a large parcel of land, we are always in need of volunteers to help. We are also receptive to students who wish to work on independent projects with medicinal plants.
Tours to the public are on scheduled days or by appointment.