Well. it seems that Winter has well and truly arrived, with storms, floods, frosty mornings and Christmas lights and holly wreaths everywhere you look. Winter may not be the most fruitful time of year to forage for edible plants, however, in the spirit of the season and of frugal living, you can still forage for non-food seasonal foliage, berries and other festive bits and pieces that not only are free but look tonnes better than the plastic store bought varieties.So this month, as well as edible wild foods I shall point out other non-edible treasures to be on the look out for this December.
Here then, is a list of December’s main attractions on the foraging stage.
Foods to Forage in December
Non-Food Items to Forage in December
Holly leaves and Berries (careful these are poisonous)
Pine & Spruce Sprigs
Logs, Bark, Twigs and Sprigs of Wood.
Below are a few ideas of how you can use these to decorate your home this festive season: