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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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I’d rather feel the earth beneath my feet. Yes I would. If I only could, I surely would.

April 25th 2018 The veil of winter has finally lifted after its power struggle with spring forced a long endurance of raw cold, strong winds, rain, snow, and ice. Although the cacao plants (Theobroma cacao) in the greenhouse didn’t make … Continue reading

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