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This is a badge bit (BB) that is part of the PEP curriculum.  Completing this BB is part of getting the sand badge in Natural Medicine.

In this badge bit, you will harvest, dry and store elderberries



You need to dry enough to make a tea, infusion or decoction. If you have not already, you will also make a journal page about the uses and attributes and how to ID and how to grow the herb

To show you've completed this Badge Bit, you must post:
- a picture of your fresh herbs being harvested
- a picture of your herbs drying (hanging, in a dehydrator, or in a bag, etc)
- a picture of your herbs in a sealed and labelled container.
    - label shows where the herbs came from, the date and method of drying.
- (optional) a picture of your journal page listing the attributes and uses of the herb.
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Here is my BB attempt!

Harvesting Elderberries from my massive 10ft Elderberry bush:


Prepped Elderberries (I used about 4 cups in the dehydrator). Perry the purple PEP platypus is doing quality control:


Elderberries in the electric dehydrator (2 trays total):


Jar of dried Elderberry:


Labeled Jar:

Staff note (Mike Haasl) :

I certify this BB complete!

 
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