Ginseng Digging: Local Traditions and Global Markets for Appalachia’s Medicinal Plants
Ginseng: a medicinal root with a long tradition of harvesting in Appalachia. But can the plant withstand the demands of a global market? Hal Herring takes a personal look at the plants, the place and the people that make up the history of ginseng digging.
Harvesting Whitebark Pine Cones to Save a Forest
Near the top of the Rockies, crews climb trees and risk danger to collect pine cones. But this isn’t an extreme sport: their work is key to saving one of the West’s iconic trees.