* The Autumn Olive shrub at Spring Ridge Commons is located in the South section of Spring Ridge Commons. I went to visit it recently and found it laden with just a few berries. At Banfield Commons, which I visited a few weeks ago, there were lots of berries on the autumn olive branches. I met someone who was picking the berries to produce a jam which he said was super easy to make – wash the berries, put it in pan, boil it up and then put the mash through a strainer to eliminate the seeds. The berry’s astringent taste will disappear. I did as he said and what resulted was a nice sweet tart compote much like rhubarb.
* Skill sharing by Linda Chan, (November 2014)
Additional Skill sharing:
Autumn Olive (Elaeagnus umbellata) — November Nutrition on Wild Edge Permaculture —Exploring the Flavours of Food Forestry in the Pacific Northwest (November 2013)