Chuck Kleine

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!