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WILD Elderberries

any years ago, after my wife and I had established our first homestead, a friend came out to visit. As we walked around the property, Ben would occasionally bend down, collecting what seemed to me to be nothing but weeds or bark or other scraps of plants and vegetation. He’d also point at a mass of tangled green plants, mentioning a number of names that made no sense to me at the time, and rattling off different ways they could be used as food or medicine. Ben was a forager; he was intimately familiar with the benefits of the abundant plant life all around us, something that most of us — including our family at the time — completely

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