The week's events
- Growing Ginseng, Goldenseal and Other Woodland Medicinals
Growing Ginseng, Goldenseal and Other Woodland Medicinals
Dr. Jeanine Davis, lead author of Growing and Marketing Ginseng, Goldenseal and Other Woodland Medicinals, will speak on Thursday, April 18, at 7 pm, at BrightRidge Power Company, (formerly Johnson City Power Board), 2600 Boones Creek Rd (Hwy 354), Johnson City. In this talk she will show how to successfully cultivate these shade-loving medicinal herbs in a forest garden for personal use or as small-scale cash crops
Dr. Jeanine Davis is an associate professor and extension specialist in the Department of Horticultural Science at North Carolina State University. She is located at the Mountain Horticultural Crops Research and Extension near Asheville. For over 30 years, her program has helped farmers improve the profitability of their farms by growing new crops, transitioning to organic agriculture, and adopting more sustainable practices. Subjects of her current research include ginseng, ramps, hops, truffles, medicinal herbs, organic vegetables, and hemp. She has published over 120 peer reviewed publications. Dr. Davis is also a frequent and popular public speaker on medicinal herbs, specialty crops, and sustainable living and has given over 500 invited presentations in the U.S., Canada, and Chile. She is the lead author of the book Growing and Marketing Ginseng, Goldenseal and Other Woodland Medicinals, which has become the go to resource for anyone interested in growing the medicinal species native to the forests of eastern North America. She is a founding board member of the Organic Growers School and the NC Natural Products Association and an advisor to the NC Herb Association and the NC Tomato Growers Association. Jeanine and her family operate Our Tiny Farm where they raise popcorn, honey, and herbs and board donkeys and horses and where she strives to practice what she preaches about sustainable living.
Sponsored by the Southern Appalachian Plant Society (SAPS), this program is free and the public is invited. For more information, call 423-348-6572 or e-mail email@example.com.
- Great American Cleanup scheduled for April 20
Great American Cleanup scheduled for April 20
Citizens are encouraged to dispose of unwanted household items from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, April 20 during the Great American Cleanup. Drop-off locations will be at the corner of Legion Street and State of Franklin Road and Freedom Hall at Parking Lot I (near the vocational school).
Acceptable items include household items not normally collected by City crews as well as recyclable materials such as metals, e-waste, cardboard, aluminum, and paper.
Prohibited items include air conditioners, hazardous waste, paint, and tires. Loads larger than pickup truck size are not allowed.
Please call Solid Waste Services at 423-975-2792 with any questions.