Another fine article from Practical Self Reliance. I'd never heard of thimbleberries before. Tastes like raspberry candy, has medicinal properties, will grow on marginal land. Pollinators are crazy for them. The fruit is , but if you can process them quick enough, thimbleberry jam is a luxury (cash) commodity. The new canes are edible in the spring. I'm wondering if mature canes could be woven.
How to Grow Thimbleberries ~ for Food and Medicine