For this BB, you will create an infusion of blackberry leaves. Infusion is a method of extracting desired compounds from plant material by steeping the material in hot or cold water, depending on the plant and its attributes.
To show you’ve completed this Badge Bit, you must post:
- a picture of your plants being harvested
- a picture of the infusion being made
- a picture of the finished infusion
I made blackberry infusion using foraged Trailing Blackberry (Rubis ursinus) leaves. According to Plants of the Pacific Northwest Coast by Pojar and MacKinnon, the leaves, stems, roots, and berries were used by the Coast Salish people and is the only native blackberry in this region.
The infusion has a faint blackberry smell and a fairly pleasant flavor.