Ginseng Growing and Ethical Harvesting Resources

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Ginseng is a woodland herb whose survival is threatened by habitat destruction and careless harvesting. Responsible harvest and growing of Ginseng is possible and necessary. Learning more about Ginseng and sharing with others can have a positive impact. Fortunately with the growth of the Internet, people in the remote areas where Ginseng is most prevalent are able to share their vast knowledge about good stewardship and cultivation of wild-grown Ginseng.

Forest Farming is one of the ways to help boost Ginseng populations. I am very thankful to those who have enlightened me with information about growing Ginseng, correct harvesting and keeping it for the future and would love to have a class to share knowledge with others.

Check out these great sources of Ginseng Cultivation and Conservation links.

Learn about the Ginseng Plant and Herbal Uses

A Crafty Gentleman – Ginseng digger’s diary by Lee Murray

4 Ways to Cooperate with Nature

I welcome submissions from Ginseng Growers and anyone who has information or folklore to share. Email Email links may not open in some browsers.

External Links

Ginseng Identification PDF – Print this out and take to the woods!

Ginseng Cultivation and Farming (Facebook page)

Appalachian Ginseng Foundation Online Manual

Kentucky Dept of Agriculture:Ginseng

Wild American Ginseng – Information for Dealers and Exporters


Four prong ginseng plant picture

Who will speak for the plants
 The gentle flowers cloistered
 in quiet meadow and lonely wood
Plants whose power is in their softness
Or in their strange difference?
  Grandfather Ginseng will take the stand!
In the country and the town, the reputation of this
gentleman is known to all. Bold, vigorous,
crafty and tough, he’s older than the mountains but
he feels just like a newborn child.
Carlos Lee Murray

Special thanks to Lee Murray for his inspiration, knowledge, and
for adding a creative touch to this section with his Grandfather Ginseng Tales.

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