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Five basic foraging rules:
  1. Never forage or eat anything you cannot positively identify as safe
  2. Never pick endangered plant species
  3. Always protect plants and nature
  4. Only pick as much as you need and never take all the plants where you forage
    (This will give them time to recover and multiply.
    By doing that, you will be able to return back and forage again next season)
  5. At all times be careful of poisonous plants, snakes and insects.
    (A helpful website is - http://www.wilderness-survival.net/snake/1/)
  6. Only forage in unrestricted areas or obtain permission from a landowner to forage.

Elderberry - Sambucuscanadensis
  • Habitat: on roadsides, in moist woods, in marshes and along riverbanks

  • Height: Upto 13 feet

  • Time(Season): Late Spring and Summer

  • Use: sauté the flowers or make fritters, mixing them with pancake batter The ripe purple berries can be used in muffins, cakes and breads

  • Nutritional Value: high in vitamins A, C, B6, iron and is a powerful antioxidant that is high in fiber.

  • Leaves: Oval leaflets with pointed tips

  • Flower: white, flat rounded clusters of lacy flowers 6 inches across

  • Fruit: juicy purple berries replace the flowers, ripening from mid-summer to fall


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