Wolf Willow: Rosaries and Medicine
Prepare wild-harvested wolf willow berries and use them 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 people.
These mealy, sparkly berries can be used to bead clothing or make jewelry and regalia. We can even make a traditional dessert from the silverberry bush – a delicious & unique confection known as ‘Metis ice cream’.
Learning to clean and pierce the beads from a Metis herbalist, make your own rosary, prayer beads or necklace to wear with pride.
Timeframe: 2 hours
Suitable for groups of 1-8
The default location for experiences is at the Kodiak Herbal Apothecary (Bay G, 2410 2 Ave SE, Calgary, AB). Please contact us ahead of time if you have questions about accessibility.
For larger groups (8+ people), a separate venue is available. We can also travel to you! Please email us to create this experience for your group.
This workshop is now available online, with supplies delivered via Canada Post. Supplies available to Canadian addresses only.