About a year ago I had the good fortune to visit Dr. James Duke’s garden in Maryland—my lovely friend Pamela is studying acupuncture at Tai Sophia, and the school’s herbalism program has a close relationship with Dr. Duke. Needless to say, I was tickled, intrigued, and inspired by the experience.

I was very pleased this week when I found out that the Piedmont Herb Festival in North Carolina will be featuring Jim Duke as its keynote speaker at its opening, Friday, June 4. The second day of the festival also boasts a plethora of different herbal classes from which to choose—choosing is the hard part.

Hope to see you there!