Seeds ~ Roots ~ Rhizomes
Cultivated Goldenseal ~ Wild Simulated Ginseng
Tinctures ~ Capsules ~ Woodland Botanicals
American Ginseng that grows locally in Madison County, NC has the reputation for being some of the highest quality and potency in the world. Seventy-eight percent of Madison County is part of the Pisgah National Forest in the Blue Ridge chain of the Appalachian Mountains.
Since 1993, North Carolina Ginseng & Goldenseal Co. has been growing organic medicinal herbs such as ginseng, goldenseal and other woodland botanicals in a natural hardwoods cove at Eagle Feather Organic Farm, which is a designated Native Botanical Sanctuary.
The Southern Appalachian School for Growing Medicinal Plants is an herbal growing school that holds workshops throughout the season on all aspects of organic farming in the woods with forest crops. Each workshop is conducted by experts in their field. Robert Eidus, owner, also holds farm tours as interest in agritourism develops.
Member: Carolina Farm Stewardship Association (CFSA).
Date to be Confirmed! At Least 10 Paid Participants Needed!
The Southern Appalachian School for Growing Medicinal Plants Presents: A Ginseng Hunt.
This three hour class with Robert Eidus includes a ginseng hunt in the forest. Eagle Feather Organic Farm in Marshall, NC.
Come join us to see Goldenseal and Ginseng in a forest environment as the plants go down for the fall. We will explore a rich Appalachian cove where these plants live and then hunt the ginseng berries. The berries will be eaten for their medicinal benefits and the seeds will be placed in a stratification box for a year. The cultivation of native medicinal plants as a new business opportunity will be mentioned. New marketing strategies and organizations will be highlighted.
Robert is Land Steward of Eagle Feather Organic Farm, owner of the North Carolina Ginseng and Goldenseal Company and has written two booklets on growing programs for ginseng and goldenseal in a chemical free environment. He has also recently produced a video entitled Growing Goldenseal, which is now available.
See Photos from the 2017 Ginseng Hunt >>
Workshop Will Be Held at Eagle Feather Organic Farm, Marshall, NC
Call Robert at (828) 649-3536 for registration or questions.
NO DOGS ALLOWED — CARPOOLING IS ENCOURAGED — LIMIT 20
COST: $80 (work/trade available; sliding scale for students/elderly)
MAKE CHECKS TO: Robert Eidus
300 Indigo Bunting Lane, Marshall, NC 28753