Thursday, September 13, 2012

Elder Berry Book

The creative sisters at The Essential Herbal Magazine have done it again.  They pulled together a group of fellow herb lovers, with each writing a chapter on Elder.   Here is what Tina Sams has written "Come along and join us, a group of long-time friends, as we share our favorite uses for elder flowers and berries.  We've even got a few uses for leaves and wood! Learn about growing, harvesting, preserving, making medicine, delicious dishes and tantalizing teas all using this very versatile native plant. Over 30 recipes, remedies and crafts are included, along with light-hearted folklore and good lots of pictures to  help you identify Elder. We're certain that soon you'll love the Elder as much as we do, and be finding a place for one (or more) in your yard or garden."

The book is available as a pdf download from and also from the websites of each of the contributors.    It is 40 pages, prints out as an 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inch book and it is only $5.00 for a huge assortment of information  This amazing book about Elder is written by Michele Brown, Susanna Reppert Brill, Susan Hess, Betty Pillsbury, Tina Sams and Maryanne Schwartz.


Marilyn said...

Elderberries are in my garden, but haven't done anything with them yet. The birds enjoyed them this year, but next year I really must plan for them.

Sharon Lovejoy said...

Well, I've found that anything the Rosemary House does is good. They were one of the first herb shops I visited and they changed my life.

Elderberries are ripening here. Soon it will be time to harvest them. Can't wait.

Thanks for this!

Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green island

Bernideen said...

A lady asked me for elderberry jelly today....not a Colorado thing so much! This book looks great!

Angela McRae said...

What a great idea to do a book this way!