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A taste of faery pretty, funky tea

You may have noticed this dainty, low growing flower blooming in lawns, sidewalks, and garden beds come the first warm days of early spring. It is commonly called slender or creeping speedwell, the botanical name Veronica filiformis. Filiformis meaning threadlike, … Continue reading

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Are You “Plant-Blind”? Botany can help!

I came across this article the other day, People are ‘blind’ to plants, and that’s bad news for conservation, and the headline rang the bell of how I felt before I started learning to identify plants. I felt a wrongness around … Continue reading

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Finally, Fuki[noto]

For 2 years I’ve observed the Giant Butterbur (Petasites japonicus) flourishing in the wooded edges surrounding the garden, having migrated there (I assume) by seed from the garden specimens. I soon learned that the buds and leaf stalks are consumed … Continue reading

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Seeking Medicine-Making Intern/s

The Green Farmacy Garden is seeking 1 or 2 part-time interns for the 2021 season! Continue reading

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Signs of Spring

The Hellebores have been blooming since late January, & the snowdrops not far behind bursting through the snow the first week of February. Last week the crocuses bejeweled the grounds, more than we’ve ever been blessed with before, heralding the … Continue reading

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First day of 2021 Season

9 HAWKS graced my commute back to the garden this morning!! The first 4 in pairs: two playing just above the street at about overpass height, and the other two perched in neighboring trees even closer to the ground. Most … Continue reading

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Autumn Tactics

Today’s project: recycling labels for the next generation of annuals. We’ll be experimenting this year with more fall-sowing than usual, hoping to ease a bit of the springtime crunch by getting some seeds in ahead of the winter. After washing … Continue reading

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Abundance of August

from the Instagram archives: August 27, 2020

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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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Hues of June

from the Instagram archives June 26, 2020 The heat of the summer is felt as the rising sun is lengthening. Peaceful energy and organized chaos amidst harmonies of every color essential.💐Natives & medicinals & ornamentals all weaving their thread into … Continue reading

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