Imagine a plant that for thousands of years was used for food, medicine, craft, landscaping and more, and then that plant suddenly… disappeared. Or perhaps not disappeared, but went into hiding, tucked away in hedgerows, along highways, or other forgotten and unmanaged places. But the elder and its fruit, the elderberry, are making a big comeback. Yet most people know little to nothing about this plant’s amazing history, many uses, and safe harvest and preparation.
In the elderberry book you will cross multiple continents, thousands of years of cultures, customs, and questions, all in a quest to grow in your understanding and appreciation of one of humanity’s oldest plant friends, the elder.