feeding us and healing us since ancient times

One of our most incredible plant allies is gifting us with fruit this time of year, our dear friend Sambucus. Elderberries have been used to feed us and to heal us since ancient times, packing powerful doses of medicine and nutrition in a small and beautiful berry. Nowadays we tend to save these berries and turn them into lovely syrup, and store it for times when our immune systems need a little help. Join Ana to learn to make this syrup, and to discover Elder’s history and close relationship with us. Ana is particularly fond of Elder as an ally, and considers them a guide and connection to her ancestors.

Ana grew up in Panama, Central America, where she developed a sense of connection with nature and everything that surrounded her. Despite growing up in the beautiful and dense jungles of Panama, she doesn’t like heat very much and had always dreamed of seasons and white winters, so after spending some time farming and learning about herbs in Florida, her dream finally came true in 2019 and she moved to Southern Maine to continue her adventures. She apprenticed at Frith in 2019 and is extremely happy to return for her 3rd season making fun concoctions and playing with dirt.


Admission is $45, sliding scale is available. Please pay the amount you are able.

As a gesture of reparations for systemic inequities within the field of agriculture, Frith Farm offers free admissions to all events and workshops for BIPOC attendees.

In addition to sliding scale donations, work-trade options are available. The Frith Farm crew works 7am to 4pm Monday-Friday. We suggest 4 hours of work in exchange for the workshop.

Notes on COVID-19 protocols: This event will be held outdoors and limited to 12 participants. All participants must wear masks and observe social distancing for the duration of the workshop.