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Welcome John!! I have your book and it is absolutely wonderful! I learned so much reading it. I look forward to seeing what questions everyone has.
 
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Hi John!
Do you talk about the differences between the best known cultivars in your book? It's something I get questions about, when I tell people that I grow Bob Gordon and Magnolia Hill (Highbush) elderberries. I've been propagating them since 2012, and harvesting berries for syrup since 2015. Customers and friends alike seem startled learn that there actually are cultivated varieties of this plant! Most types of berry plants out there have a lot of info on varieties, but it certainly seems sparse where elderberry cultivars are concerned. It'd be great to see a list of common varieties and their pros & cons.

Congrats on getting your book out!
 
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Welcome, John!  So excited to have you here and looking forward to getting a look at that book!
 
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There is a nice sample of my book available free here,

https://johnwmoody.com/product/the-elderberry-book/

Just scroll down to where it says enjoy some pages in purple.
 
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Welcome! Thank you for writing this book.
 
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The sample is great! Thanks. Sharing the title to some friends now.
 
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Hello, John!

I really like elderberries! So, I will be eagerly reading the posts on that topic.

I used to gather them in the southern Sierras, and I'd stand there eating and eating... yum.

I'd dry them still on their little stems, in clusters, in paper bags. Then they made an excellent addition to herbal tea!

Thanks for your work on this amazing plant.
 
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Have two elderberries getting established from cuttings. Easy to grow and good compost activators. Would love a copy if this book to assist in utilising this ancient plant. Must be good for you, as it's in so many herb remedies
 
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Victor Skaggs wrote:Hello, John!

I really like elderberries! So, I will be eagerly reading the posts on that topic.

I used to gather them in the southern Sierras, and I'd stand there eating and eating... yum.

I'd dry them still on their little stems, in clusters, in paper bags. Then they made an excellent addition to herbal tea!

Thanks for your work on this amazing plant.

Oops-not sure what I did.I wanted to say thanks for tip on adding berries to tea! I like to add syrup to my tea blends, Bronwyn Olsen
 
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JohnW Moody wrote:David,
The seeds may be rather high in cyanide, and are none too friendly to the human digestive system.



Dang!  I didn't know that!  Thank you for the reply!
 
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Welcome to Permies, John!  Your book looks awesome.
 
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Welcome John!

I’ve had firsthand experience using elderberry juice (along with a few drops of peppermint) to cure pneumonia, both in myself and my livestock.  Had a prized Nubian buck down with pneumonia (he had been standing in the cold rain bleating to the does in heat from his paddock), and thought I was losing him.  Gave him a syringe full of elderberry juice, about 6 oz. with the peppermint in it and in minutes he was up, and in a few hours he was not only up and breathing ok, but running back out to do a repeat performance which made him sick to begin with.  Ended up locking him in his stall any time it was cold and raining.  Never seen it fail to work, and took about 36 hours for a complete cure.  I’m a naturopath and truly believe in the healing power of plants.  
 
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What's better than elderberry syrup during cold season? Getting to announce our four winners!

Congratulations to:

Gene Gapsis
Mandy Launchbury-Rainey
Ralph Kettell
Lee Gee


I'll be sending each of you a PM--please respond by Sunday to claim your prize!

Huge thanks to John Moody for all the excellent discussion this week! For those bummed that they didn't win, you can head over to his site and buy yourself a copy!
 
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Congratulations, Gene Gapsis, Mandy Launchbury-Rainey, Ralph Kettell, and Lee Gee!  Enjoy your new book! :)
 
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Melba Streiff wrote:Welcome John!

I’ve had firsthand experience using elderberry juice (along with a few drops of peppermint) to cure pneumonia, both in myself and my livestock.  Had a prized Nubian buck down with pneumonia (he had been standing in the cold rain bleating to the does in heat from his paddock), and thought I was losing him.  Gave him a syringe full of elderberry juice, about 6 oz. with the peppermint in it and in minutes he was up, and in a few hours he was not only up and breathing ok, but running back out to do a repeat performance which made him sick to begin with.  Ended up locking him in his stall any time it was cold and raining.  Never seen it fail to work, and took about 36 hours for a complete cure.  I’m a naturopath and truly believe in the healing power of plants.  



Hi Melba,
I am very interested in your elderberry peppermint cure.  What form of peppermint did you use?  Tea from the leaf? Essential oil?  or ?

Thanks
 
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John, could you tell us some good sources for elderberry plants?
 
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Thank you John, it's been a good week, and it's elderberry season where I live. I foraged some yesterday.

John has just offered a special Permies deal for ordering his books here: https://permies.com/t/134886/kitchen/Historical-images-elder-final-gift and he's also posted historical pictures and links to where to buy cuttings.
 
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Kate Downham wrote:John has just offered a special Permies deal for ordering his books here: https://permies.com/t/134886/kitchen/Historical-images-elder-final-gift and he's also posted historical pictures and links to where to buy cuttings.



Thank you, Kate. I'd missed that.
 
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