Author: Emily Cataneo

In Appalachia, A Plan To Save Wild Ginseng

American ginseng is imperiled by overharvesting. Locals are racing to preserve the plant — and its economic potential. Iris Gao keeps a ginseng root in her office. It’s fixed on black velvet with three other bleached-brown specimens, all of them twisty and otherworldly and protected by glass in a shadowbox frame. […]

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