Grow Your Own Christmas

BBC / enoughalreadyjeez
Tuesday, 9th December 2014

TV presenter, ethnobotanist and Permaculture subscriber James Wong, shares the many winter plants we can grow or forage to make immune system boosters and Christmas gifts.

Learn the health benefits of a range of winter berries, leaves and seeds and how to turn them into a range of delicious Christmas treats you can serve at dinner parties or give as presents.

Why not try making holly-based truffles or a Christmas massage oil with anti-inflammatory properties which can also be used to fragrance your home.

Or forage wild ivy for a 'cosmetic pesto', pick rosehips for a vitamin C packed hangover remedy or make your own Christmas decorations.

Lots of ideas for a cheaper, healthier and more fun Christmas!

Further resources

For all the recipes, visit

Winter immune boosters from the kitchen, garden and hedgerow

Around the World in 80 Plants

Hedgerow Medicine and Kitchen Medicine both available from 


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