Most of our medicines originate in the natural world--using the plants, animals, and minerals around us. Join us for a guided garden tour of the Green Farmacy Garden. The Garden is a sanctuary located in Fulton, Maryland, of approximately 300 native and non-native species of plants that have been used traditionally and/or researched for medicinal purposes. Retired USDA botanist, James A. Duke, PhD, and his wife, Peggy, have been collecting medicinal plants for over sixty years, and in 1997 they transformed part of their pasture land into a teaching garden, highlighting the plants that are featured in Jim’s book, The Green Pharmacy.
The Green Farmacy Garden is also a part of the United Plant Savers network of sanctuaries around the country, which strive to educate the public and replant native plants that have become at risk or endangered.
Cost: $30 members of the Natural History Society of Maryland; $35 non-members. Bring cash or a check to Meadowood Park. Become a member of the Society at www.marylandnature.org.
Since there's limited parking at the Garden, we'll be carpooling from Meadowood Park in Lutherville. Meet in the parking lot at noon. Wear a hat and bring water.
Since space is limited for this garden tour, please do not sign up unless you plan to attend, and if your plans change, please change your RSVP so someone else can join us.