Eric Burkhart from Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center will be sharing his extensive knowledge of ginseng and his research into cultivation and stewardship of wild populations.
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The day will be divided between an indoor presentations and outdoor field excursions to nearby forestlands.
Dr. Eric Burkhart is a botanist who specializes in ethnobotany, non-timber forest products, and plant conservation in his teaching, research, and educational outreach endeavors. He holds degrees in Economic Botany, Horticulture, and Forest Resources. He is currently the plant science program director for Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center and a faculty instructor for the Penn State Ecosystem Science and Management Department. His research program in Pennsylvania is focused on developing sustainable wild crop management and production systems for American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius), goldenseal (Hydrastis canadensis), ramps (Allium tricoccum) and other native forest plants through the use of agroforestry cultivation and plant husbandry.
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Date: Fri, June 14, 2019
Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location: Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center
3400 Discovery Rd
Petersburg, PA 16669
Cost: Member | $10 Non-member | $15Register Now
Event Category: PASA Events