John Burroughs’ Woodchuck Lodge’s Wild Saturday Program Continues with “American Ginseng: Historical Roots” on Saturday September 7th, 2019 at 1pm with Anna Plattner

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American Ginseng is a small, native plant growing in the deep woods of the Catskills. Many don’t realize that ginseng had a special role in American history. Join Anna Plattner of American Ginseng Pharm to learn all about the history of this unique plant, from its home in our forests to the early trade of the 18th century and, ultimately, to its cultivation today.

This free event takes place at Woodchuck Lodge, located at 1633 Burroughs Memorial Road, Roxbury, NY 12474on Saturday September 7th 2019 at 1pm. For more information or images visit

John Burroughs Woodchuck Lodge thanks the Catskill Watershed Corporation (CWC) for their Public Education Grant Funding, which supports our Wild Saturday programming, the collaborative goal of heightening our awareness as Catskill Mountain stewards, global neighbors and dear friends to John Burroughs’ legacy.

Woodchuck Lodge’s Wild Saturdays have been hugely popular with locals and visitors alike. The Wild Saturday program will continue until October. On the first Saturday of every month at 1pm, one guest speaker will give a talk on our local, natural world, providing local fun and interest at Woodchuck Lodge, John Burroughs’ former home in Roxbury.