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Elder: Magic, Myth & Medicine with Community Herbalist, Sarah Preston

October 19, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

$30 – $35

Elder (Sambuccus nigra or canadensis) has long held a place of importance in herbal traditions of both North America and western Europe.  Elder is one of the sacred trees in the Celtic tradition and one of the Ogham, which is the ancient tree alphabet.

In this class, we will look at contemporary and historical uses of Elder and explore some of the mythology surrounding it.

Elder is a wonderful remedy for colds and flu, as well as a daily tonic to prevent those viruses from invading our homes. We will discuss the history and healthful properties of Elder, and we will make a batch of Elderberry syrup together. We’ll taste Elderberry elixir, and you’ll go home with recipe ideas, and the confidence to make syrup yourself!

Cost for this class is $30 in advance, $35 on the day of class if there is room.  Includes a 4oz bottle of Elderberry syrup and lots of recipes.

Class will be held in at Radiance.  To register, call Radiance at

717-290-1517, or stop by the shop at 13 W. Grant St, in downtown Lancaster,

right across the bricks from Central Market.

Sarah is a community herbalist in Lancaster, PA, and is owner of Herbs from the Labyrinth, LLC.  She says, “Being an herbalist is a natural extension of my life-long love of plants, trees and wild places, and my interest in natural healing, which was instilled in me by my mother.  I see herbalism as a lifelong learning process.  My spirituality deeply informs my work with herbs, just as my work with herbs informs my spirituality.   I see the Earth as the living body of the Goddess, and all living beings as parts of her body”.  Sarah’s teachers have included Rosemary Gladstar and Matthew Wood.



October 19, 2019
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
$30 – $35
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