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Wild Edible Recipe – Cattail Chips

Cattails are pretty amazing plants! The common marsh, lake, pond and ditch plant is actually a very valuable and multipurpose plant, with technology, food, permaculture and even medicinal uses.

→ Click here to read Wolf College’s comprehensive Cattail guide, including how to find, identify, harvest, transplant, and cook cattails.

Cattails: Top Survival Food

At Wolf Camp, we teach that cattails are the #1 survival plant in temperate North America. If you are in a survival situation and are in an area with cattails, you have lucked out! Cattail rhizomes (the root structure) contain very high levels of carbohydrates, as . . . → Read More: Wild Edible Recipe – Cattail Chips

Top Native Plants To Learn for Herbal Medicine: Part 1 of 2

Rachel Edwards with Yarrow

The following plants which are native to the Pacific Northwest either 1) are scientifically proven to effectively treat health issues, or 2) I have personally tested to work. However, many of them should only be used under the care and advice of a naturopathic physician. Please seek medical advice and never rely on internet advice to treat problems.

Plant Properties You Need To Learn from Botany in a Day

This article is designed to help the beginner cut out the chaff, and start studying the plants that will give a solid foundation of knowledge. But it’s not . . . → Read More: Top Native Plants To Learn for Herbal Medicine: Part 1 of 2

The Most Important Plant – Cattails! Video of Finding, Harvesting, Transplanting & Cooking Cattails

Wolf College founder and co-owner Chris Chisholm finds red-wing blackbirds in cattail pond, harvests cattail rhizomes, transplants the cattail into the Wolf College bioswale rain garden, and cooks cattails for carbohydrate loading. . . . → Read More: The Most Important Plant – Cattails! Video of Finding, Harvesting, Transplanting & Cooking Cattails

Top 10 Most Important Wild Edible Food Plants

First Plants to Learn

No plant is more important than any other, just like no person’s life should be more important than anyone else’s. But all of us who publish books about plants make choices as to which plants to highlight, and which to leave out during the editing process. My choice of plants is a practical one, and I should have named this article the “Plants Which Have the Most Critical Ethnobotanical Uses in North America ” if it weren’t such a cumbersome statement.

Deciding which plants to study first is also critical for those of . . . → Read More: Top 10 Most Important Wild Edible Food Plants