Second Annual Catskill Mountain Ginseng Festival
September 20, 2003 10 AM to 5 PM (rain or shine)

Catskill Point, Village of Catskill NY (Greene County),
Exit 21 NYS Thruway

Join us for the Second Annual Catskill Mountain Ginseng Festival in
beautiful Greene County NY. Learn about the history and folklore of
Catskill Ginseng as well as how it is grown in our forests.  Sample ginseng
foods, snacks, teas and other ginseng beverages.  Examine 100+ year old
wild ginseng roots.  Taste freshly harvested wild ginseng.  Purchase the
highest quality wild ginseng available anywhere in North America.
Stratified (ready to plant) ginseng seeds and rootlets will be offered for
sale. Enjoy live music and view spectacular fall foliage as you look out on
the Hudson River from the Festival Dock.

Two educational workshops on how to grow ginseng in a forested environment
will be presented at 11 AM and 4 PM by Bob Beyfuss of Cornell Cooperative
Extension-Greene County. At 12:30 there will be a lecture on how ginseng is
used in Traditional Chinese medicine by a representative of Yat Chau USA.

Our keynote speaker for this year will be Dr. Steven Foster, one of the
most respected international names in medicinal plants. His lecture
"Ginseng and Other Botanical Medicines from the Forest Pharmacy" will be
presented at 2 PM.  Dr. Foster is the author of fourteen books, including
101 Medicinal Herbs, The Peterson Field Guide to Medicinal Plants and Herbs
(with James A. Duke) and Tyler's Honest Herbal 4th edition. as well as more
then 700 popular, trade and scientific articles.

The Ginseng Festival is sponsored by Cornell Cooperative Extension of
Greene County, Yat Chau USA INC. Catskill Kiwanis Club, Greene County
Department of Tourism, The Village of Catskill, The Bank of Greene County.
Advance sale admission to the festival is $3.00 for adults and free for
kids under 10. ($4.00 at the gate) Advance sale tickets are available from
members of the Catskill Kiwanis Club as well as Cornell Cooperative
Extension. In New York City tickets are available from Yat Chau USA (718)
886-0300 or (718) 886-8518.

For more information contact Bob Beyfuss at Cornell Cooperative Extension
of Greene County at (518) 622-9820 or email For more
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