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The Root that Shaped a Region

smiling man crouches near ginseng plants in the forest

By Carolina Norman An author and historian who traveled across Appalachia examining business records of pharmaceutical companies, mountain entrepreneurs and country stores, Luke Manget’s book, “Ginseng Diggers: A History of Root and Herb Gathering in Appalachia,” unearths the complex and

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Book review: Our Native Bees

By Paige Embry Publisher: Timber Press Publish Date: Feb. 7, 2018 Page Count: 224 One day, gardener, geologist and now author Paige Embry learned of a surprising fact: honeybees can’t pollinate tomatoes. Embry read that honeybees — which are imported

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