Native Plants & Foods Institute

Connecting people with plants, local ecosystems, and cultural traditions.

OUR WORK

Our Principles

OUR TEAM

Native Plants and Foods Institute is hosted by Tahoma Peak Solutions, a Native women-owned firm focused on building up communities in Indian Country.

Our EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES:

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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Cedar Box Teaching Toolkit

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.

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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.

Camas: The Beauty of Reciprocity

Camas prairies teach us about reciprocity. 💜

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Read Our Special Feature in Clearing Magazine

Explore the Clearing Magazine special issue on Indigenous Perspectives on Environment Education, which features articles about educational resources in this portal here.

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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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