Attention wildgrown.com users and visitors:
We are collecting videos clips that our visitors and users made while growing ginseng, hunting ginseng, etc. for publishing on our website. Your ginseng video clips will help our current and future visitors in many ways, and your name will be honored once published. Hope many of you participate. Thank you!


Roots & Hollers Trailer
submitted by Thomas Gorman, 6/01/2011

Roots & Hollers is a half-hour documentary film that traces the wild American ginseng trade from the rugged men who dig the elusive root in the mountains of Appalachia to ginseng shops in San Francisco's Chinatown.

The film explores the challenges diggers face in eking out a living by trading the rare and valuable plant and reveals the unique intersection between Asian and American cultures that dates back to the early 18th Century.

Roots & Hollers is a collaborative project of Patrick Kollman and Thomas Gorman. We are producing it as our Master's project thesis in the documentary film program at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism.

Roots & Hollers will be released in May of 2011.

Roots & Hollers Trailer from Thomas Gorman on Vimeo.


Harvesting and Replanting of Wild Ginseng
submitted by Billy Taylor, 8/18/2010

"This video is to teach others what I know about Wild Ginseng Hunting and Preservation and to share videos of my exsperience. Feel free to ask me any questions concerning about Ginseng and I will try to answer them for you."

Billy Taylor (wildgrown.com userid: Billy)



Ginseng Culture, WV Public Broadcasting
submitted by Eric Burkhart on January 27th, 2010

Hello everyone,

Some of you may know that I was assisting with the production/content of a documentary on American ginseng (and ginseng culture) involving ginseng communities in WV and PA. The piece was spearheaded by an old friend who works for WV public television with the idea that it would be expanded in 2010-11 from a 30 minute piece to 60 minutes.

The 30 minute piece aired this past weekend on WV Public TV and is now available for viewing on YouTube. I think Chuck (my friend) did a fine job of presenting the complexities and characters in the world of ginseng (but perhaps I am biased). When you have some time, take a look at it and, if you think it is worthy, please share it with others. Also, if you feel you would want to contribute/be featured in the expanded piece, or recommend someone else to be featured, let me know.

Hope you enjoy.

Eric
Program Director, Plant Science
Shaver's Creek Environmental Center
The Pennsylvania State University




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