Tours and Workshops

Public Tours:

Saturday, April 15th, 10 am – noon

Thursday, May 4th, 6 – 7:30 pm

Saturday, May 13th, 10 am – noon

Thursday, June 8th, 6:30 – 8 pm

Saturday, June 17th, 10 am – noon

$15 – 20 per person sliding scale, give what you can ~ no one turned down for lack of funds

Contact greenfarmacygarden@gmail.com to register or to schedule a private tour

Volunteer Days:

starting in April through October, we will be having volunteer days on most Wednesdays and Thursdays.

email greenfarmacygarden@gmail.com if you are interested to get on our email list to receive notices of our volunteer times and dates.

 Workshops:

Plant Family Patterns Walk with special guest Marc Williams

Saturday, September 23rd, 2 – 4 pm

Plant Family Patterns can greatly aid in demystifying the “green wall” of species around us. Approximately 300,000 species of flowering plants are known to global science. These species have been grouped into around 15,000 genera and close to 500 flowering plant families. About 200 flowering plant families grow in the temperate world where it annually frosts and or freezes. You will know something significant about the majority of plants that you see in the temperate world if you learn the top 30 families around you. It is often possible to guess whether a plant is edible, medicinal, or poisonous simply by the family it occupies. However, some exceptions are important to know as well. We will engage in a walk and talk around the legendary Green Farmacy garden of Jim Duke where we will delve into the major plant families of the Southern USA. Students will reinforce plant identification skills by observing family patterns such as leaf, flower and fruit types. Uses including edibility, medicinality, craft, wildlife promotion and landscape beauty as well as potential invasiveness will be discussed. Participants will gain a more holistic understanding of the major plants comprising the Southern US flora and their potential ecological and ethnobotanical applications.
Fee: $15-25 Sliding Scale

SuperNatural Sodas, Magical Meads, Local Liqueurs with Special Guest Ethnobotanist Marc Williams

Sunday, September 24th, 1 -4:30 pm

Come join us at the legendary Green Farmacy garden of extraordinary ethnobotanist Jim Duke for a class on the ancient art of brewing beverages. We will sample various drinks while also crafting a mead and reviewing step by step directions for making your own special sodas and liqueurs. This class will empower each student to reclaim the wonder of uniquely created items to please any palate! A plant walk and foraging tour will also be part of the educational offerings. Please help spread the word to people in the area!

Fee: $25-40 sliding scale

email greenfarmacygarden@gmail.com to register and for directions

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