Traditional Elderberry Syrup Making from Fresh Berries

Thurs Nov 14th 6:00-9:00pm

At Herbal Healing, Inc. (Bay G, 2410 2nd Ave SE Calgary)

View a video montage from last year’s class.

Elderberries are amazing – they are the traditional flu medicine of the Rocky Mountains! Elderberry was a choice medicine for early Canadians, Americans and Europeans, being widely antiviral & anti-inflammatory in nature. Elderberries can even be used for art, as they provide both blue and red pigment when properly prepared.

They are naturally low-sugar and provide berry flavor and coloring to many common foods and candies. Preservation of the medicinal values of the berry, and their high antioxidant value, are a key factor in creating a high-quality elderberry product.

Using a traditional pioneer recipe, we will explore the vast medicine, art & food uses of the elderberry tree and make some tasty gourmet syrup to take home from freshly grown elderberries. Don’t miss out on this fun and informative workshop on a truly unique Canadian medicine.



This workshop takes place in the cozy Herbal Healing apothecary in central Calgary. There is space for about 12 participants. Minors are permitted, but please be aware that we may be working with a hot stove and sharp tools while making our recipes/crafts. All minors must be accompanied and supervised by their parent or guardian.

registered participants will receive an email to their PayPal address 1 week before the workshop. You do NOT need a PayPal account to register, you can choose to check-out as a guest with a credit card instead. Kodiak Herbal never receives access to your private payment information.

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