By Jill Henderson – Show Me Oz –
Summer is a time of abundance in the natural world. It doesn’t take much searching to find plants, trees and shrubs that are either flowering, setting fruit or going to seed. And all it takes to fill one’s winter larder with this abundance is a little walking and a keen eye. July is a particularly bountiful month in which one of my favorite wild edibles, the common elderberry, begins to set and ripen its delicious, nutritious and medicinal fruits.