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Ginseng Farming and Preservation

April 19 : 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

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Join Chester in the Wilds of the Appalachian and discover the world of Ginseng.

This three hour hands-on intensive is designed to teach participants how to start growing American Ginseng on forested land in Virginia. Along with information and facts about how to protect and help existing wild Ginseng populations thrive.

This class will begin indoors sharing about the logistics of farming Ginseng, Regulations and other useful information. Followed by a woods walk and hands on class participation while learning a variety of topics including land survey for Ginseng growth, preparing sites for fall planting, Ginseng and partner plant identification, plant propagation, recreating micro climates and much more.

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Led by Chester Crain – Virginia’s very first Officially Recognized Ginseng Farmer.

Chester a generational Ginseng mountain man has a long history with wild Ginseng in Virginia. He worked to bring forth the allowances in State Ginseng Laws to allow for farming and he is currently working to create a domestic market for Ginseng Leaves. I addition, Chester has traveled extensively working with Ginseng Farmer’s in other regions of the Untied States. At the core of all Chester does is the deep desire to see the mountain floors covered with wild Ginseng once again.

The cost for this class is $40
You must pre-register because space and resources are limited.


April 19
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Chantilly Farm
2697 Franklin Pike
Floyd, VA 24091 United States
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