February 11, 2024    
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm


Curtis Memorial Library
23 Pleasant Street, Brunswick, ME

Event Type

We have all grown to love blueberries, strawberries, and raspberries, but what about elderberries? Join us for a hands-on demonstration on how to make elderberry syrup with Becky Alden Vail, Community Herbalist of Herbage by Bex. This workshop will cover the process of how to turn this incredible berry into a delicious, healing, and long-lasting syrup. Bring your questions and be ready to get messy!

Becky Alden Vail has been loving and living Herbage by Bex, in Maine, since 2014. She is a nature and outdoor enthusiast, always in search of new adventures and places where wild things grow. Becky has completed a 500-hour herbal medicine course with Rosemary Gladstar, a 1500-hour course with Chestnut School of Herbal Medicine, and has completed three years of apprenticeship with Milk and Honey Swallowtail farm, as well as extensive classes on supporting her community with herbal remedies

To register for this event, please click here.

This event is part of our annual Winter Garden Workshop series: Growing Literacy. Every year, the Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust offers this series of events to engage with the community, support the Tom Settlemire Community Garden, and offer skill-building exercises for gardeners of all abilities. These workshops are a wonderful opportunity to learn from master gardeners and experts on a variety of gardening subjects. This year we are excited to host six workshops in collaboration with Growing to Give and Curtis Memorial Library. Two of these workshops will be held online via zoom, and four will be in-person at Curtis Memorial Library. Bring your curiosity, questions, and join us! 

Thank you to Camden National Bank for sponsoring this series!