Wild Foods & Medicines

A GRuB program that connects people with plants, local landscapes, and cultural traditions.

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Wild Foods & Medicines is a GRuB Community Program that offers educational resources, trainings, and community classes to help people safely and sustainably harvest and prepare wild edible and medicinal plants.

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Tend, Gather & Grow

Tend, Gather and Grow is a K-12 curriculum that focuses on native and naturalized plants of the Pacific Northwest region. Through hands-on activities, students explore themes in wild food traditions, herbal medicine, plant technologies, cultural ecosystems, and tree communities. Northwest Native American plant knowledge and stories are woven throughout the curriculum. Please watch our training video before accessing materials!

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Plant Teachings for Growing Social-Emotional Skills

Plant Teachings is a toolkit on how plants can lead us in being healthy and resilient. It includes a book, plant teaching cards, movement videos, and activities, and is especially useful for mental health workers, educators, and community members who are exploring behavioral health skills that are rooted in the land and Coast Salish culture. Please watch our training video before accessing materials!

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Other Resources

See our additional resource page for a list of some of our favorite books on wild foods and herbal medicine, a youth empowerment toolkit, herbal medicine resources, and more!

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Cover of the Plant Teaching Book.

Order the new Plant Teachings Book & Card Set!

This book and card set is part of a toolkit developed through a partnership between GRuB, Northwest Indian Treatment Center, and Seattle Indian Health Board. It is especially useful for mental health workers, educators, and community members who are exploring behavioral health skills that are rooted in the land and Coast Salish culture.

Plant of the Month: Rosehips

Rosehips glow like rubies in the fading colors of autumn. These tiny, round red-to-orange-colored jewels bestow a wealth of nutrients and medicine to those who take time to harvest them.

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Meet Our Team: Introducing Intern, Shawna Zierdt

Meet Shawna Zierdt (she/her, Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians citizen). Shawna joins us as a community educator and cultural knowledge carrier while completing her Masters in Teaching at the Evergreen State College.

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Plant of the Month: Red Huckleberry

During berry season, one of our forest favorite edibles is the bright red huckleberries, which glow under the shelter of flat green leaves. Red Huckleberry (Vaccinium parvifolium) can be found on tall

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