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Gathering and cooking berries

I never knew so many edible berries grew on CMS’s campus! In Natural Expressions class, we gathered three kinds of berries: Staghorn sumac, Autumn Olive, and wild grapes. Our class made jelly from only the berries, water, sugar, and fruit pectin! We also made berry syrup from th
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Autumn Olive Jam

For our Natural Expressions class we made Autumn Olive Jam. As a class we went outside to forage berries. After we collected enough berries, eight cups, we washed them and put them in the fridge overnight. The next day we put them in a pot along with ¼ cup of water. We put it on high
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Autumn Olive

The autumn olive bush is an invasive species. The plant came to the US in 1830. It is native to Asia then rapidly spread all over the world. Once it swept in the US it quickly took over. Any native plant that autumn olive is around gets killed or is can’t grow. A way to look for
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