Hsu’s Ginseng Enterprises, Inc. is dedicated to the preservation of wild American ginseng and propagation of cultivated American ginseng in Wisconsin and across the United States. As part of this shared cultural history that spans over 300 years since the discovery of Panax quinquefolius L. in North America, we’re proud to support programs such as the Smithsonian Institution’s Folklife Festival. Due to the widespread impact of COVID-19, this year’s festival has been postponed, however, celebrations of our heritage and stories about the lives of those working in the ginseng industry continue.
We hope that you take the time to tune in on Thursday, May 14 at Noon EDT/11 AM CDT via Facebook Live to hear the stories of three pioneering women working with ginseng: Susan Leopold of the United Plant Savers; Anna Plattner from the American Ginseng Pharm, and Anna Lucio, the wild ginseng coordinator for the State of Kentucky’s Dept. of Agriculture. They will be talking about their own roles in ginseng conservation, how they all came to be passionate about saving the plant for the future, and their opinions on the impact of COVID-19 on the world of ginseng. You and others joining live will be able to comment, react, and ask questions via the chat function.
Real-time captioning will be available for this presentation, available at this link: http://bitly.com/folklifeCART. We recommend opening it in a separate browser window or on a separate device.