Author Archives: Green Farmacy Garden

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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I Come to the Garden Alone

With sadness, we wish to inform readers of this Green Farmacy Garden blog site that Jim Duke peacefully passed in his home on December 10, 2017. He lived an amazing life filled with adventure, plants, people and music until his … Continue reading

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Spicebush – Ethnobotany and division of the flower sexes

3 April 2017 ~ Jim’s ethnobotany of spicebush below Helen’s observations. Traipsing through the lowland forest this past weekend and even on the cold dreary days of last week, it was impossible to miss hints lemon yellow glistening in the understory. Drawing … Continue reading

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We’ve gotta get ourselves back to the garden

March 9, 2017 Maybe its the time of year or maybe its the time of man….but it’s definitely the time to get back to the garden. As the last third of winter descends on the Green Farmacy Garden, we are back pruning … Continue reading

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Jim Duke Speaks for the Plants

An Interview with Jim in a video created by Jason Bryan in 2016: Interview with Dr. James Duke 2013 In this interview with Dr. James Duke, he explains his inspirations for studying ethnobotany and talks about his time in the field. Videography: Charlie … Continue reading

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87th Birthday Note from Jim Duke

4.4.2016 Excuse my corny canned birthday note!  On April 2, I instrumentally backed Jared and John as we played some bluegrass in the sunshine on the patio for a garden tour, son John on guitar, gardener Jared on mandolin, me … Continue reading

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