Documentary following people who roll up their sleeves and get their hands dirty to make a living from the natural world, harvesting mushrooms, burls and clams. Farmer Ray Turner battles the Delaware River to catch eels, while Billy Taylor and his sons reveal how their survival depends on how much prized ginseng they can uproot in the Appalachian mountains. In Maine, two bloodworm hunters race against the tide to fill their quota of lavas
Ken's wife visits the camp; Guillaume has trouble moving the giant sluice machine; Karl's hopes for a big payday continue to fade as the season reaches the halfway point; Big Al tries to get Big Girl working again.
Mexican cartels dominate a very profitable industry exporting undocumented migrants and squeezing them for cash; Central Americans head north to the US border with hopes for a brighter future, but people smugglers make it difficult to cross.