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Cultivating Forest Medicinals, Creating Healthy Economy

women harvest black cohosh

Appalachia’s forest are home to a stunning array of medicinal plants. A movement called forest farming is emerging to grow these plants in private forestland to decrease strains on plant populations and strengthen the market for the region’s botanicals.

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Certification for Ethically-Produced Ginseng Launches

Advocates for sustainably grown ginseng hope a new certification helps to curb over-harvesting and poaching of this valuable medicinal plant.

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Caught red-handed! Or more accurately, red-beaked

Wood thrushes — and their appetite for bright-red ginseng berries — are helping the plant spread its range further north.

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