Iris Gao

Middle Tennessee State University

Iris is a professor in the School of Agriculture at Middle Tennessee State University. She is a founding member of the Tennessee Center for Botanical Medicine Research and the founding director of the International Ginseng Institute at MTSU. Her research focuses on the conservation and sustainable use of medicinal plants, including American ginseng.

Iris is speaking in North Carolina.


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Organic Ginseng Cultivation: Growing Appalachian roots

American ginseng is a valuable medicinal herb and hidden treasure of Appalachia; besides benefiting the environment, organic farming of American ginseng can increase the crop's potency and unit value. We will explore the most recent developing aspects of organic farming practices as we explore this unique native herb.

Speaking At:

North Carolina, Saturday 4:30-6:00 p.m., Forest Farming