American Ginseng – Local Knowledge, Global Roots

Part of the Smithsonian Center for Folklife & Cultural Heritage, this gorgeous new website ( features stories and perspectives of people who have intimate knowledge of the harvest, cultivation, trade, medicinal use, and conservation of wild American ginseng.

Check out this video to learn more about the virtual exhibit (spoiler alert: it features our executive director, Susan Leopold).

Or simply visit the new website to dig deep into Ginseng’s storied past and troubled future.