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Wednesday, 14 September 2011 12:40

Don’t poach it, grow ‘sang legally instead

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Learn how to grow that lucrative cash-plant, ginseng, at home.

The N.C. Cooperative Extension Service and the Jackson-Macon Conservation Alliance will offer a free seminar on ginseng production for homeowners.

You’ll learn about state regulations for growing and hunting ginseng, plant physiology, present and historical, and compare Asian to American ginseng. More practically, you’ll find out about site selection and preparation, sowing, harvesting and drying the roots and seed stratification.

Seminars will be held Sept. 15 from 10 a.m. until noon at the library in Cashiers; Sept. 20 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Jackson County extension center, room 234; and Sept. 26 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Swain extension center (old Almond School) in room 110. 828.586.4009 or 828.488.3848.

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