Four teams of mountain folk set out into the Great Smoky Mountains every September, searching the ridge-tops and “hollars” for wild American Ginseng. Ginseng is a federally protected endangered species so the harvesting of wild Ginseng is a heavily regulated, but profitable trade. Ginseng harvesting is a highly competitive and territorial, natural treasure hunt with many similarities to the commercial fishing industry.
Last Episode01x06 The Root Stops Here Aired: Oct. 22, 2014
Winter has finally closed in on the Smoky Mountains of western North Carolina, and it’s the teams’ last chance to hit it big and dig enough …
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