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Ginseng Growers Guide
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The Ginseng Growers Guide
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Michael Hunter

The ginseng growers guide is a comprehensive resource for anyone considering growing ginseng. With tips such as planting times and site preparation to hand sowing and harvesting.

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Ginseng Growers Guide
by Michael Hunter


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Michael Hunter, Author
      Taking Care of My Ginseng Plants
Spring 2000



A Four Stem "Glacial Gold" Ginseng Plant With Seed Pod, Grown in Four Years

Preface

It is my belief that ginseng energizes you and slows the aging progress. Regular use of high quality ginseng can add as much as a decade to your life.

I also believe that it cleans the cholesterol out of your blood while oxidizing it. This causes our brain, heart and bodies to function as they did in our youth. We are again getting a thoroughly clean oxidized blood supply.

Like any engine, with good oil, it naturally runs smoother.

Ginseng is a natural energizer. When we have more energy, we feel better, and have a much brighter and youthful outlook on life itself

As to the reputed powers of ginseng as an aphrodisiac, the author can only say it will greatly enhance your golden years and refresh your youthful memories.



Three Year Old "Glacial Gold" Ginseng Plants, Spring of '00

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Looking at "Glacial Gold"" Ginseng

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Ginseng is an endangered species, and it is actually far more endangered than anyone realizes. The idea of what we call wild ginseng, for the most part, is cultivated woods patches that guys have been raising for years. True wild ginseng is almost totally extinct. What ginseng we have, we are raising in captivity. The real serious problem that we are facing is that growers, because of the secretive, secretive nature of the ginseng business, have been replanting their own seeds for the last eighty or ninety years. Nobody in his right mind would do that with corn, soybeans, alfalfa, or any other farm crop. And this is a farm crop. 

 We have to get away from the practice of inbreeding seeds in captive type situations. It shortens the life span of the plant. With constant repetitious inbreeding, a plant that should be living sixty or seventy years in the wild with no help, we are lucky if we can keep alive ten years.

Nobody seems to look at cross breeding seeds. If you talk to the growers, you hear, "Oh, you might have contamination between the beds", or other equally ridiculous things.
We can rejuvenate ginseng itself.  We are crop number 70 and we get handled like we are right straight out of the stone age. There are special laws in Wisconsin prohibiting the use of pesticides on ginseng that are legal to use on potatoes. We are going to grow the plant out of existence if we continue these practices. What we need are seed growers, growing top quality ginseng seeds.
Good crossbred Ginseng Seeds, into good soil, will produce top quality Ginseng Roots. The roots that are available on the market today are from ingrown seeds. They have a very low ginsitis level and they are very weak plants, that are supersensitive. This is the problem that results from inbreeding any plant, or any living species.
It is my goal, as a seed dealer, to promote cross breeding of ginseng seeds as a serious effort to save the species! I usually have access to quality ginseng seeds.

Excerpt From The Soon To Be Revised Edition of The Ginseng Growers Guide by Michael Hunter

Glacial Ginseng Co

About Michael Hunter and Glacial Ginseng Co
He has a vision in life, at a time of life when most men are planning to retire and play golf the rest of their days To see the endangered specie, ginseng re-introduced into the wild, back into the woods where it once grew naturally for hundreds of years His efforts to introduce genetically cross-bred seeds have been tireless.

 Due to the great demand for it in the past, ginseng was gathered to the point of almost disappearing from the wild.  In the cultures of China, Japan, Korea and through out the regions of Asia, ginseng is prized for its reputed powers to cleanse the blood, extend life, and of course the very strong belief that it is a powerful aphrodisiac.  Growing up in a family that had been involved in ginseng gathering and growing for three generations, gave Michael a invaluable education.  He absorbed a wealth of knowledge of ginseng and harvesting.

Mr. Hunters mission is indeed two-fold.  While he works, tirelessly towards the goal of genetically cross-bred ginseng.  The result of which should bring about the growth of healthier, hardier, longer living plants.  He also pursues the goal of helping families get started growing ginseng and making a worthy profit for those families.

A cottage industry the benefits the whole family and our wilderness as well Indeed a worthy effort.  Mr. Hunter has spent all of his life in the wilderness.  As a child he spent every fall, in the woods, hunting, fishing, and of course hunting ginseng.

This time spent in the wilderness with his father gave young Michael a wealth of survival skills.  It also gave him a deep appreciation of the unique and valuable asset we have in our forests here in Michigan, and elsewhere.  It has instilled a lifelong respect for the wilderness and a deep conviction that it needs to be preserved and also encouraged to grow better.  Because of his Native American heritage, Michael believes in the powers of natural herbs and plants to heal a variety of ills, and that the mind and body work hand in hand in the healing process.

A factual biography of the life of Michael Hunter would rival any work of adventure/fiction on the best seller lists today,  Woodsman, prospector, guide, timber cruiser, webmaster, editor, seed and root dealer and grower, and recognized humanitarian Michael Hunter is a very multi-faceted man.  His close association with the USDA and Michigan State University is a long standing and very cordial working relationship.

Which, in the near future, may be the source of some very exciting news for the ginseng industry. These are the things to keep in mind when reading his book "The Ginseng Growers Guide", or when reading through the website at www.ginseng-seed.com   This is a man who has committed himself to a vision and has invested his time, expertise, and money, plus part of himself toward having it realized.

Michael realizes that he may not see the final results of his goals, But all of our children and grandchildren will.  That is his life long quest Michael Hunter, owner of Glacial Ginseng Company, he is far from being your average guy, but once you have met him you feel at ease with him and you just begin to realize the depth of him.

He is a humanitarian, a logger, a miner, a ginsengers, a trail blazer, an explorer, a pioneer, a fisherman, a nature balancer, a teacher, a student, an author, and a guide And a very bold one of each.  A  modern day "Indiana Jones" He has done all of the above and has written a book, Ginseng Grower’s Guide,  which is both informative and interesting.

When you read his book, keep in mind every paragraph is but one fraction of his knowledge.  As a Native American, he often relies on his Indian background as his guide He tells people, "White man walk many miles, see little; Indian walk little, see much" How true! His dream is of balancing man and nature.

  His ideas are both moneymaking and environmentally correct  I have walked the woods with him and immediately, I am struck by how at home he is It is there in the woods where you can see his dream in his eyes, balancing nature with man.  Take what you need and leave the rest.

Balance always balance, I go to church; he goes to the woods.  He has helped me see how we are all living spirits, people, trees, plants, fish and definitely his dog "Buddy".  If we follow our spirits like we do our nose, we will see our dreams become reality.

Periodically, throughout this year Glacial Ginseng Company and Michael will put out newsletters so people who are interested can literally "watch" him as he balances his life with nature and ginseng.  You won’t be bored, either.  You can balance most things, new – old, as in old techniques and new technology.  Our guide, Michael, will take you through all the seasons; harvesting timber, fall and spring planting of ginseng, mining for gold and diamonds, harvesting ginseng seeds and roots, hunting, fishing and trapping.

As your ginseng matures beside your timber, you will achieve a balance between forestry and farming that will give you both financial and personal gratification.  Michael believes that when the student is ready, the teacher will appear, I believe that, also.  He believes in building a strong foundation in both his personal and business life.  He is a trailblazer, pioneer, explorer all rolled into one.

By, Michael Hunter
 You could say that I was literally born into the ginseng business My Mother still enjoys telling the story of how Dad took her out hunting for ginseng three days before I was born.  Early fall is when the berries start to turn red and Dad always enjoyed his bow hunting, the October season, here in Michigan, coincides very nicely with ginseng harvesting.

My Dad felt that it was important that I be able to live off the land, as well as be able to live in a conventional society.  He was a product of the depression era, and grew up in extremely hard times.  Ginseng was one of the things that did move in the depression, that and black walnut logs.  For the last thirty-two years, I have worked as a timber cruiser for American Veneer Company, this also gave me an excellent chance to pursue the hunt of the wild ginseng.

I worked a number of years in the Minnesota and Wisconsin regions and got very involved with the woods growers of ginseng/  They used to have me come in and balance the woods, so that we could get the light right in the forest.  The passing of the 1994 ginseng law here in Michigan, opened up this territory.  As a timber cruiser, my work was seasonal.

As the sap came down in the trees and the logging operations started for the year, it was my job to mark the trees, select the more mature trees, etc;  So l have always been involved in the business.  Dad and I wanted to get into the idea of commercially growing ginseng.  We were getting there in '72, when they passed the endangered species act which included ginseng.

Dad wanted to grow ginseng for his retirement, I am trying to go on to make his dream a reality.  Timber season ends in early spring when the sap starts to rise, I usually spent my summers out in the gold fields of the western states.  Originally as a prospector looking for the mother lode, but as the years passed, I found it was much more interesting to be a mining guide, taking the weekend prospectors out.

The real enjoyment is in the finding! The last two years have produced some very serious changes in my life. Tendonitis, A old mining injury to my right arm, has come back to haunt me.  This along with the injury to my left hand, has led me to early retirement.  I am going to continue on with the business, so I am using this web site to write a new book.  It will be about growing ginseng, forestry, fishing, recreational gold and diamond prospecting and river reclamation.  It will be dedicated to balancing man, nature and seeing Ginseng reestablished in my lifetime. I intend to continue my ginseng seed business and research. I feel that I can do more to reestablishing ginseng into its Natural Environment with a web page, than any other way. 

"Our Family"  Has Been in the  Ginseng Business for 189 Years.  Ginseng has been in our family for many generations.  It began with my great-great-great Grandfather who, in 1812, married a Seneca Chieftain's daughter and became one of Michigan's pioneers in the Ginseng and Fur business.
He worked for the A. J. Astor Fur Co., out of Fort Detroit. 

 Harold G Hunter, my father, was a Ginseng Dealer for over 50 years.  All of the local ginseng gatherers used to bring their Ginseng to him, and he would market it for them.
I am trying to follow his foot steps. 

Ginseng Growers Guide
by Michael Hunter

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"Our Family"  Has Been in the 
Ginseng Business for 192 Years.

Ginseng has been in our family for many generations. It began with my great-great-great Grandfather who, in 1812, married a Seneca Chieftain's daughter and became one of Michigan's pioneers in the Ginseng business.
He worked for the Hudson Bay Trapping and Trading Co. out of Fort Detroit.
Harold G. Hunter, my father, was a Ginseng Dealer for over 50 years.  I am trying to follow his foot steps .

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Wild Ginseng May "99"
Note The Young Ginseng Plant

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Michael Hunter 1946
Age 3 and Already On The Tractor


Father and Son Bag Deer
Michael and Harold Hunter
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by, Michael Hunter
You could say that I was literally born into the ginseng business. My Mother still enjoys telling the story of how Dad took her out hunting for ginseng three days before I was born. Early fall is when the berries start to turn red. Dad always enjoyed his bow hunting, the October season, here in Michigan, coincides very nicely with ginseng harvesting.

My Dad felt that it was important that I be able to live off the land, as well as be able to live in a conventional society. He was a product of the depression era, and grew up in extremely hard times. Ginseng was one of the things that did move in the depression, that and black walnut logs.

For the last thirty-two years, I have worked as a timber cruiser for American Veneer Company, this also gave me an excellent chance to pursue the hunt of the wild ginseng. I worked a number of years in the Minnesota and Wisconsin regions and got very involved with the woods growers of ginseng. They used to have me come in and balance the woods, so that we could get the light right in the forest.


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The passing of the 1994 ginseng law here in Michigan has opened up this territory. As a timber cruiser, my work was seasonal. As the sap came down in the trees and the logging operations started for the year, it was my job to market the trees, select the more mature trees, etc.  So l have always been involved in the business. Dad and I wanted to get into the idea of commercially growing ginseng. We were getting there in '72, when they passed the endangered species act which included ginseng. Dad wanted to grow ginseng for his retirement, I am trying to go on to make his dream a reality.

Timber season ends in early spring when the sap starts to rise. I usually spent my summers out in the gold fields of the western states. Originally as a prospector looking for the mother lode, but as the years passed, I found it was much more interesting to be a mining guide, taking the weekend prospectors out. The real enjoyment is in the finding!

The last two years have produced some very serious changes in my life.  A old mining injury, to my right arm, has come back to haunt me.  This along with the injury to my left hand, has led me to early disability retirement.  I am going to continue on with the business, but only as a seed dealer on the internet.  I feel that I can do more to reestablishing ginseng into its Natural Environment with a web page, than any other way.

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We
Accept C.O.D.s and You May Pay The Mail Person With Your Personal Check.

"Commercial Fall Specials"
"Toll Free" 1-800-430-2939
5 # Stratified "Glacial Gold"™ Ginseng Seed Kit
(Appo. 36,000 Seeds)

Plus
250 "Three" Year Old Woods Grown "Glacial Gold"™ "Wild Simulated" Ginseng Roots.
Should be Planted  in a Area of about 17,000 square feet or less.  
Total Value $995.95 
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$899.95
 

Plus S&H (US)
E-Mail  or  
Glacial Ginseng Company Order Form

For " Fast" Personal Service, 
Use Our
Preferred Ordering Method 
"Toll Free"
1-800-430-2939
7 AM To 7 PM EST..
"All Shipment's U.S. Priority Mail" 
We
Accept C.O.D.s and You May Pay The Mail Person With Your Personal Check.

10 # Stratified "Glacial Gold"™ Ginseng Seed Kit
(Appo. 70,000 Seeds)

Plus
500 "Three" Year Old Woods Grown "Glacial Gold"™ "Wild Simulated" Ginseng Roots.
  Should be Planted in an Area of about One Acre, Little More or Less.
Total Value $1839.95 
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$1799.95
 

Plus S&H (US)
E-Mail  or  
Glacial Ginseng Company Order Form

For " Fast" Personal Service, 
Use Our
Preferred Ordering Method 
"Toll Free"
1-800-430-2939
7 AM To 7 PM EST..
"All Shipment's U.S. Priority Mail" 
We
Accept C.O.D.s and You May Pay The Mail Person With Your Personal Check.

20 # Stratified "Glacial Gold"™ Ginseng Seed Kit
(Appo. 144,000 Seeds)

Plus
1000 "Three" Year Old Woods Grown "Glacial Gold"™ "Wild Simulated" Ginseng Roots. 
 
Should be Planted in an Area of about
Two Acres, Little More or Less.
Total Value $3299.95 
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$2,999.95
 

Plus S&H (US)
E-Mail  or  
Glacial Ginseng Company Order Form

For " Fast" Personal Service, 
Use Our
Preferred Ordering Method 
"Toll Free"
1-800-430-2939
7 AM To 7 PM EST..
"All Shipment's U.S. Priority Mail" 
We
Accept C.O.D.s and You May Pay The Mail Person With Your Personal Check.

50 # Stratified "Glacial Gold"™ Ginseng Seed Kit
(Appo. 360,000 Seeds)

Plus
2500 "Three" Year Old Woods Grown "Glacial Gold"™ "Wild Simulated" Ginseng Roots.
Should be Planted in an Area of about Five Acres, Little More or Less. 
Total Value $7,649.95 
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$6,995.95
 

Plus S&H (US)
E-Mail  or  
Glacial Ginseng Company Order Form

For " Fast" Personal Service, 
Use Our
Preferred Ordering Method 
"Toll Free"
1-800-430-2939
7 AM To 7 PM EST..
"All Shipment's U.S. Priority Mail" 
We
Accept C.O.D.s and You May Pay The Mail Person With Your Personal Check.

100 # Stratified "Glacial Gold"™ Ginseng Seed Kit
(Appo. 720,000 Seeds)

Plus
5000 "Three" Year Old Woods Grown "Glacial Gold"™ "Wild Simulated" Ginseng Roots.
Should be Planted in an Area of about Ten Acres, Little More or Less. 
Total Value $14,499.95 
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$12,999.95 
Plus S&H (US)
E-Mail  or  
Glacial Ginseng Company Order Form

For " Fast" Personal Service, 
Use Our
Preferred Ordering Method 
"Toll Free"
1-800-430-2939
7 AM To 7 PM EST..
"All Shipment's U.S. Priority Mail" 
We
Accept C.O.D.s and You May Pay The Mail Person With Your Personal Check.

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"Free Visual Site "
Evaluations
With A  Camera 

A  service being offered by Glacial Ginseng Company is a visual site evaluation from pictures taken with a camera.   A question that I am being asked is "do I have a good site for growing ginseng?" one picture is worth a thousand words, and so what I am proposing to do is to have you go to your woods and starting in the southwest corner, walk towards the northeast corner, at about 2:00 in the afternoon. 

Take pictures to your left and to your right as you walk.  The number of pictures is kind of up to you and depends on how big a piece of land you are working with, shoot up the rest of the film that is in your camera, a half a dozen good pictures on a ten acre woods should give me an idea of what your site is like.  Adjust the number of pictures by the size of your woods.   Have someone stand about 20 yards away and try to get the bottom of their feet just nicely in the picture.  Take some pictures of some of the places that you think ginseng might do well in and I will evaluate those. 
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After evaluation of your pictures and judging from the shade, etc. I will promptly mail you a report that will have my suggestions as to the light requirements and other improvements that you might do to your site, that would improve your chances for successfully growing ginseng, (of course, I will also tell you if your site is not suitable for ginseng growing).

Send to:
Site Evaluation
GLACIAL GINSENG CO.
P.O. Box 122
Houghton Lake Mi. 48629

E-Mail
For Fast Personal Service, Call Us " Toll Free" 1-800-430-2939

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"Have Seeder, Will Travel" 
Custom Planting And Site Preparation
 
Consulting Services Available

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Michael Hunter 
38 Years Of Experience
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Illene "Bobbie" Squires 
Office Management
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Brittany "The Grandkid" Shipping and Receiving 
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Custom Planting And site Preparation 
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Consulting & Forest Management Services 
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Site Preparation
11/01/04
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Our Little Bulldozer Does a Nice Job 
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46 Maple Trees Paid For 100#s Of Seed & 2500 Rootlets
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West Branch Mi.
10/03/04
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Come On Up And Take A Look
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17 Mos. After My Colon Surgery
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Just Great To Be In The Woods Again
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"Glacial Gold"™ Ginseng Seeds
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Anderson In.  04'
Nice Light Good Soil 
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 Seed Planting $20.00 Per Pound
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No Matter Who Gets To Drive
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Disking In Seeds After Planting
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"Glacial Gold"™
Ginseng
Roots
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Hand Planting Rootlets 
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Chip Vac For Bed Mulching 
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Planted 3 Commercial Jobs This Fall
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Makes A Tough Little Bulldozer
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52" Disc You Need 500 cc Or Better
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3 Or 4 Passes And You Have A  #1 Seed Bed
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Ready To Go To Quebec 11/8/04
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Doing Some Hand Planting In Quebec
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Got Stuck A Time Or Two
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Had A Really Great Time 
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Beautiful Site, 
Great Hosts
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I Will Be Back Next Spring
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For Pictures And More Great Food
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Enough Seeds For 3 Commercial Jobs This Spring
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Our Seeds Are Safely Stored In Our Root Cellar
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Kept At A Constant 46 Degrees F.
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This Spring's "Glacial Gold"™
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Just Doesn't Get Any Better
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Got To -10 F. The Other Night
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Getting Ready To Go To Tn, Leaving 01/03/05
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Planted April 28th 2004 Picture Taken 06/17/04

The Seed Business  Has always Been Where The Money Is

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The Detroit News Sunday 
March 26 2006
 

                                                  Dale G. Young / The Detroit News
Michael Hunter stores ginseng seeds at his home off Houghton Lake. The cancer survivor is dedicating his latter years to spreading growth of the prized root throughout Michigan's hardwood forests.

Revival of fabled ginseng quietly takes root in state
Herb that inspires thoughts of healing powers and riches grows back from near extinction.
Joel Kurth / The Detroit News
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Dale G. Young / The Detroit News

Michael Hunter of Jackson says the best security for ginseng farmers is secrecy. 

"Front Page"
"Detroit News"

Sunday, June 15, 2003

"Front Page"
"Jackson Citizen Patriot"

Monday, June 16, 2003

Poachers strike Michigan's ginseng crop

American Veneer Company 
Specialists in Veneer Quality Hardwoods

Updated 01/14/05 

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Michael Hunter, The "Ginsengman"
Black Walnut Veneer Log '93
"Will Trade
"Glacial Gold"™ Ginseng Seeds For Veneer Quality Trees"
"We Are Now Buying" 
Furniture Grade And Veneer Quality Standing Hardwood Timber 
Black Walnut, Cherry, Hard Maple, Red Oak, White Oak and Some Ash.
Trees must be at least 54" in circumference at chest height and 8' from the ground to the bottom of the first defect, cat face or limb.
Trees over 100" in circumference have started to over mature and the price per board foot starts to drop rapidly.
Due to the high cost of moving equipment  we must have a minimum of 75 trees, which can usually be met on a 20 acre woods and leave the woods with the right light for growing ginseng. We will not over Harvest any woods for any reason.
We offer full payment in advance, conscientious logging practices, and maximum utilization of all trees harvested. 
"Will Trade Ginseng Seeds For Trees"

If You Are Within 700 Miles 
"Houghton Lake Michigan"

Give Us A Call "1-800-430-2939"

Positions Available As Part Time Purchasing Agents.
American Veneer Company Specialists Veneer Quality Hardwoods
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During the Fall Planting Season, we are standing by to take your orders and credit card information  from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM EST.. Monday through Saturday.  (Personal Checks and C.O.D.'s are also welcome.) Michael Hunter is often available to answer brief questions and take your order personally.   If you happen to be in the Jackson Michigan area, please feel free to stop by and pick up your seed orders in person.   Michael is usually around and likes to meet fellow ginseng growers.
 
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For More Information on Growing Ginseng and Forestry Please Read The Following Pages.
Give a Hand To Endangered Species Every Where, Do your part.

Ginseng Growers Guide
by, Michael Hunter

"New Page"
Ginseng Berry Extract, A Cure For Diabetes and Obesity?

How to Grow Genetically Cross Bred "Glacial Gold" Ginseng Seed

Harvesting Veneer Timber and
Growing Ginseng in Sweet Spot's
Ginseng Planting Time, Site
Preparation and Maintenance
Planting Woods Grown "Glacial Gold" Ginseng Seeds By Hand and Commercially
Growing Ginseng In Your Back Yard and Under Artificial Shade About the Author and Glacial Ginseng Co. by Ilene Squires Panax Newsletter Archives, Links and Other Pages

Ginseng Seed Stratification and Adapting To Weather Changes 

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