Workshop: How to Grow Wild-Simulated Ginseng

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If you own mature forestland (or a nice wooded backyard) with good soil and drainage, ginseng may be a viable way to diversify your property and produce income from your underutilized woods. Ginseng is a native medicinal plant that has been wild-harvested here in the mountains of the High Country for centuries. While it can be a tricky plant to grow successfully, the market for ginseng has averaged over $750 per dried pound over the last few years. Ginseng takes between 7-10 years to reach a size favored by the Asian markets to which it is exported.

September 22nd at 3 p.m. N.C.Cooperative Extension, Yancey County Center will be hosting a workshop lead by Jim Hamilton, PhD, Watauga County Extension Director, on how to grow wild-simulated ginseng. The class will last roughly 2 hours and includes a field planting demonstration at Bowditch Bottoms.

The workshop will be $40 which will cover the 1/4 pound of stratified ginseng seed each participant will receive. Participants my purchase additional seed when they register.

Additional seed is: $150/lb, $75 per half Ib or $40 per 1/4Ib.

Handouts will be provided but participants may choose to pay an additional $25 for the book “Growing & Marketing Ginseng and Other Woodland Medicinals.”

Space and seed is limited to the first 15 paid registrants. Registration and payment is required by 5 p.m. Wed. Sept. 21.