Opportunity to Hear Three Medicinal Plant Experts Speak for Free in SW VA This Weekend!

— Written By and last updated by Cloe Nichols
Medicinal herbs grower washing medicinal herb roots

Appalachian Green to Gold, a free workshop on how to grow and market ginseng, medicinal herbs, and other woodland botanicals will be held on Saturday, July 11, from 1 to  3:30, at the Norton Community Center in Norton, VA. Sponsored by AppalCeed, a local organization committed to economic development and diversification in SW Virginia, the workshop features three renowned experts in growing wild-simulated ginseng and other medicinal herbs as cash crops. Dr. Jeanine Davis and Steve Persons, coauthors of the authoritative book Growing and Marketing Ginseng, Goldenseal and Other Woodland Medicinals, and David Grimsley, co-director of the Appalachian Medicinal Herb Growers Consortium in Floyd County, Virginia, will be the presenters.

Learn the basics on how to grow and sell valuable medicinal herbs and be part of the solution by practicing “conservation through cultivation”. Farmers, backyard gardeners, small business owners, and anyone interested in diversifying the local economy are invited to attend this free workshop. Seeds and books will be available for purchase. Snacks will be provided. Space is limited so arrive early. The Norton Community Center is located at  201 East Park Avenue NE adjacent to Norton Elementary and Middle School, just past the new rock wall. Watch for the signs.

(Photo is David washing medicinal herb roots years ago when he worked in my program)