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Metis Wolf Willow: Rosaries & Medicine
September 23, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm$51.45
Prepare wild-harvested wolf willow berries to make jewelry, medicine and Metis silverberry fudge. Learn about the many food and medicine benefits of this beautiful prairie plant.
Silverberries or wolf willow berries are traditionally gathered to make beautiful natural rosaries by the Metis and other Plains people. The seeds of these mealy, sparkly berries decorate clothing, and provide beautiful natural jewelry and regalia. We even make a traditional dessert from the silverberry bush – a delicious & unique confection known as ‘Metis ice cream’. Learning to prepare wolf willow berries for use in recipes, as a medicine and create your own piece of jewelry (necklace or rosary) to wear with pride. Supplies are included.
This workshop is for adults/youth 12 years and older; minors must be accompanied by an adult. Please bring a tea mug with you for sampling; apron is optional. Location: Kodiak Herbal Apothecary, 2410 2 Ave SE Calgary.