Plants

Framing a Domestic Market for American Ginseng (Panax quinquefolius): A Conversation

Framing a Domestic Market for American Ginseng (Panax quinquefolius): A Conversation

Evidenced by the United Plant Savers’ Ginseng Summit of 2014 and the North Carolina Natural Products Association’s International Ginseng Expo of 2015, there is tender evolution taking place in regards to the American ginseng industry. 

The rediscovery of American Beech (Fagus grandifolia Ehrh.)

The rediscovery of American Beech (Fagus grandifolia Ehrh.)

Winter. I’ve never much cared for the cold. The moisture from my hot breath is forming icicles on the scarf wrapped around my head as I persevere upslope. “It’s easy to scorn away the beauty of the world in such temperatures”, I say to myself, awaiting the warmth of an elevated heart rate and rushing circulation. Eyes wide open; I begin to recognize a color and movement in the winter woods that I have often ignored...