Chuck Kleine

You may have heard of the Paw Paw, but how much do you really know about this mysterious Appalachian fruit? Learn about the Paw Paw from WVU Core Arboretum Director Zack Fowler!

Edible Mountain -  How to Make Sumac Lemonade

Staghorn Sumac has been used used to treat colds since ancient times. Learn how to make Sumac Lemonade with nature photographer Buddy Dempsey!

Used as a spice throughout the Middle East, Sumac berries makes a pleasent, lemon-flavored tea that's rich in Tannic Acid. Be sure to filter the tea to remove the tiny hairs, which can irritate the throat. 

Time for that classic summer treat, ice cream flavored with ...mushrooms? Trust us, it’s delicious. Learn how to make Chanterelle Ice Cream with mushroom expert William Padilla-Brown.

The Reishi mushroom has been used for thousands of years for medicinal purposes, and is one the most widely marketed mushrooms on the planet. Learn how to make Reishi mushroom tea with Hannah Hedrick, Community Educator at Grow Ohio Valley!

Cordyceps, often called the zombie mushroom, is an elusive target for any mushroom hunter. Learn how to find this strange and valuable fungus with mushroom expert William Padilla-Brown!

One person's weeds are another one's lunch. Your own yard may have a bounty of wild plants that are both edible and tasty. Learn how to make a yard salad with Barbara Volk!

Pokeweed has been eaten in Appalachia for generations. Many West Virginians have fond memories of their grandmother heaping piles on their plate of this delicious cooked green, which is often compared to asparagus in taste.


But it's poisonous and deadly when eaten raw. Learn the safe way to collect and prepare pokeweed shoots from naturalist Bill Beaty.


Falconry is the oldest form of hunting still in use. Learn how it is being practiced today in West Virginia from Master Falconer Mick Brown!

Harris's Hawks, like Purdy who is featured in the video, look amazing, but don't be fooled. These raptors are not pets, and hunting with them is strictly regulated. It takes daily dedication and several years of training to hunt with these amazing creatures.

Native Appalachian plants are a largely untapped and understudied natural resource. The mayapple is a prime example. Wild-crafted for generations, studies now reveal the plant has life-saving properties.

Dr. Eric Burkhart, a field botany expert, explains the uses of mayapple, and how it could be a special crop that offers economic befits throughout the Appalachian region.

Sassafras root makes an excellent tea. Learn the right way to do it from naturalist Bill Beatty!

Edible Mountain is a bite-sized, digital series from WVPB that showcases some of Appalachia’s overlooked and underappreciated products of the forest, while highlighting their mostly forgotten uses.

Ramps are an Appalachian delicacy, but their recent popularity has raised concerns about over-harvesting. Learn how to sustainably harvest ramps from local experts in the first episode of Edible Mountain!