Genre: Reality, Outdoors, Adventure
Premise: If it's September in North Carolina, it's time to harvest wild ginseng. The endangered plant is protected by federal law, thus procuring it to produce adaptogenic herbs is heavily regulated. ``Smoky Mountain Money'' follows the trails of teams who forage for the valuable root. Those folks come from long lines of ``Sengers'' who respect the resource -- picking only some of the growth to allow the crop to continue to thrive and provide income for future generations. Competition is fierce and territorial for the man-shaped root worth $10,000 on the Asian market.