An online discussion of the North Carolina ginseng trade.

Saturday, July 8, 2023, from noon until 3 p.m.

Hosted at the Madison County Agricultural Extension, 258 Carolina Lane, Marshall, NC 28753.

This plant summit will address some of the issues currently being seen in the harvesting and sales of ginseng from North Carolina. Ginseng poundage reports are showing decreases wild populations and National Forests are not allowing harvesting.

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The summit will explore the reasons for this decline in wild populations and who is responsible and benefits from existing laws and policies. Experts in the field will discuss what can be done to reverse this decline of this important plant and medicine.

  • How can State government and nonprofits work together to have this plant thrive?
  • What is the best way to create a North Carolina organic ginseng market?
  • Why create the incentives for growing and making medicine from Ginseng?

Guest Speakers will include:

  • American Botanical Council
  • United Plant Savers
  • US Fish & Wildlife
  • NC Ginseng Association

Sponsors include:

  • Mountain Rose Herbs

Ginseng Summit 2023 is hosted by Dr. Blake Kovner of Naturopathic Health and Wellness.