If you're interested in foraging, we recommend that you pick up several local guidebooks and take them with you each time you collect edible wild plants. Here are some RCR recommendations for books to take out on the trail.
Making centrepieces for holiday feasts is a great reason to explore trails or to visit friends with great gardens. Stop in with some homemade jams, pickled beets, or holiday cookies. Mentioning that you were thinking about making a centrepiece may inspire them to join you (and let you take a look at what they have hanging around in their gardens). Spending time with friends and family, sharing and giving, isn’t this what the holidays are all about?