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Mid Spring Magic

From the Instagram archives: May 20, 2020 The forsythias, early magnolias, hyacinths, & Primulas have made their march o’blooms & set the tune for spring’s ever cycling melodies.🌼 The harmonies of wisteria & peonies, Schisandra & silver bells, are ringing … Continue reading

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The Green Farmacy Garden stands in solidarity

June 24, 2020 The Green Farmacy Garden stands in support and solidarity with the recent cultural uprising to defend and uplift Black life. In the weeks since the tragic and unjust killing of George Floyd, recognizing how he along with … Continue reading

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Spring’s Simple ReTreat : it’s all here.

    *Spring’s Simple ReTreat* it’s all there     We just passed the breathtaking tipping point. The beautiful balance between light and dark before the lengthening days take full stride. The vernal equinox is a time of vibrant beginnings … Continue reading

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Signs of Spring: Hellebores

The many faces (phases), & stories of Helleborus‘; a gallery…* Hellebore Helleborus niger / orientalis lenten rose, christmas rose . * The Helleborus’ winter blooms had to be paid their proper breathtakingly due respect, before welcoming the colorful energy in … Continue reading

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Signs of Spring: Snowdrops

  “… And thus the snowdrop, like the bow That spans the cloudy sky, Becomes a symbol whence we know That brighter days are nigh; …” ‘Origin of the snowdrop’ –George Wilson Galanthus nivalis Snowdrop; Fair Maid of February; Bulbous … Continue reading

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A tale of curiosity awakened creativity

::a personal account followed by some botany, research and lore:: A tale of curiosity awakened creativity:: As I entered the greenhouse I was enveloped in an intoxicating, exotic sense I had never experienced before. A divine fragrance coaxed to me … Continue reading

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Warm winter blessings!

Our apologies, for it has been far too long since we have written here and kept up to date with our beloved site. Our “Tours and Workshops” page here, as well as our Facebook and Instagram pages (both at The … Continue reading

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Spring has Sprung!

Here at The Green Farmacy Garden we’ve been hard at work preparing the Plots and Terraces for visitors: pruning, weeding, seeding, mulching and labelling; all so we can share these plants and their traditional and emerging medicinal uses with YOU!! … Continue reading

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Espirito de Shapaja

Daddy won’t you take me to the Primary Forest by the Amazon River where Paradise lies. Honoring his end of life wishes, ethnobotanist Jim Duke’s ashes were scattered not only in his Green Farmacy Garden but also into the lush … Continue reading

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Jim’s Memory Lives On In The News

Better late than never, Jim Duke’s Obituary appeared in the New York Times A version of this article appears in print on Dec. 6, 2018, on Page A28 of the New York edition with the headline: James Duke, 88, Scholar Of Indigenous Remedies.  By John Motyka Dec. … Continue reading

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