THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE, TRULY PRACTICAL GUIDE
TO THE CULTIVATION OF WOODLAND BOTANICALS
the definitive guide to growing our shade-loving native medicinal plants for fun and profit. ---James B. McGraw, Eberly Professor of Biology, Department of Biology, West Virginia University
Scott Persons and Jeanine Davis have written the only accurate and comprehensive grower’s guide to woodland cultivation of American Ginseng and other forest medicinal and culinary herbs
---Bob Beyfuss, American Ginseng Specialist, Cornell University Cooperative Extension (retired)
Now fully revised and updated, Growing and Marketing Ginseng, Goldenseal and other Woodland Medicinals is the authoritative source for practical information on the cultivation of more than a dozen sought-after shade-loving native species. Learn how to establish, grow, harvest and market:
Popular medicinal roots such as ginseng, goldenseal and black cohosh
Other commonly used botanicals including bloodroot, false unicorn and mayapple
The nutritious wild food, ramps, and the valuable ornamental, galax.
This comprehensive guide enables small landowners to preserve and enhance their treed space while simultaneously earning supplemental income. Packed with budgeting information, proven best practices, extensive references, personal success stories and an all-new section for the home shade gardener, this invaluable resource will excite and inspire aspiring and experienced growers alike.
the most significant, must-have reference on growing ginseng, goldenseal, and other woodland medicinal plants.---Steven Foster, Senior author, Peterson Field Guide to Medicinal Plants
an instant classic in the fields of medicinal plant horticulture, sustainable agriculture, and agroforestry. ---Eric P. Burkhart, PhD., Program Director, Plant Science, Shaver's Creek Environmental Center, The Pennsylvania State University
Jeanine Davis is an associate professor and extension specialist with NC State University. Her focus is helping farmers diversify into medicinal herbs, new crops and organic agriculture.
W. Scott Persons is the author of American Ginseng: Green Gold and an expert in growing and marketing wild-simulated and woods-cultivated ginseng.
Über den Autor und weitere Mitwirkende
Jeanine Davis is an associate professor and extension specialist in the Department of Horticultural Science with NC State University. For over 25 years, she has focused on helping farmers increase their profitability by diversifying into new crops and organic agriculture. Jeanine is passionate about medicinal herbs and is in demand as a conference speaker and workshop leader in North Carolina and beyond. She also maintains several websites (ncherb.org, ncorganic.org, and ncspecialtycrops.org), aimed at supporting small- to medium-scale commercial growers.
W. Scott Persons is the author of American Ginseng: Green Gold and is widely recognized as an expert in the growing and marketing of wild-simulated and woods-cultivated ginseng. For over 30 years, his Tuckasegee Valley Ginseng Farm has supplied planting stock and consultative assistance to ginseng farmers across North America. Dr. Persons presents extensively on woodland ginseng production and has helped establish operations in countries all over the world including New Zealand and Argentina.