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Ginseng Cultivation & Stewardship

June 14, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Do you have wooded areas on your farm or homestead that you’d like to be getting more out of? Join PASA and Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center to learn about American Ginseng, a native high-value medicinal crop that can be grown on your farm’s woodlands. Shaver’s Creek Plant Science Program Director Eric Burkhart will be sharing his extensive knowledge of ginseng and his research into cultivation and stewardship of wild populations. Topics will include: identification and biology, forest based approaches to cultivation, marketing and profitability, and stewardship of existing crops or wild populations. The day will be divided between indoor slide presentations and outdoor field excursions to nearby forestlands.


Dr. Eric Burkhart is a botanist who specializes in ethnobotany, non-timber forest products and plantconservation in his teaching, research and educational outreach endeavors. He holds degrees in Economic Botany (B.A, Idaho State University), Horticulture (M.S., Penn State University), and Forest Resources (Ph.D., Penn State University) and is currently plant science program director for Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center and 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.

Additional information

  • Registration includes lunch.
  • This event qualifies for two SmartStart credits through AgChoice Farm Credit. SmartStart allows young and beginning farmers to earn credits toward a reduced interest rate on a new AgChoice loan by attending educational events.


Take a look at our frequently asked questions about our workshops and events. Otherwise, please contact this event’s coordinator, Clay Chiles, by email at clay@pasafarming.org or by phone at (814) 349-9856 x700.


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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 | $15

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Event Category: PASA Events