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City of York Council

provides the land for our city centre beds, and has supported communities to grow too

Yorkshire Chillies

provide space in their fancy polytunnels to get our seedlings off to a robust start in the spring

 
The Conservation Volunteers (TCV) of York

owns the polytunnel that we use to grow our edibles before they are taken to veg beds across the city

 
Bootham Stray Allotment Association

a partner in the polytunnel for germination, and manages the land on which the polytunnel is sited

 
TCV and Greenfields Community Garden

partners sharing the watering rota with EY for the polytunnel

 
Brunswick Organic Nursery and Yorkshire Wildlife Trust

contribute to our networking events

 

 
The Quilters Guild

provides access to water via a hosepipe for the Peasaeholme Green bed.

 

 
York Food and Drink Festival

provides publicity and access to relevant sections of the festival programme which is held once or twice a year

 

 
El Piano York

an strong force for local food, who regularly host our Seed Swaps and Seedling Swaps in the early summer months... watch this space for their Edible Wall

 

 
Greenfields Community Garden, sustrans Route 66 garden, RSPCA, Fossway residents association, Bishopthorpe Parish Council

host the York orchard fruit trees and ensure the trees are flourishing

 

 

 
York Environment Forum and TiM (The Incredible Movement)

share and support our vision, and provide effective campaigning, publicity and networking

 

 
Edible Uni at the University of York and Edible St John's

promote the edible vision at the two York universities

 

 
St Nick's Environment Centre

we often support their events, and them ours.  Lots of edible initiatives going on at the Centre.

 

 
Low Moor Kids Allotment
 
 

has supported York Edible Schools since its inception

 
Askham Bryan College
 

have funded York Edible Schools to produce materials

Five Thousand
 

have supported Edible York events and initiatives

 
York Food Bank

we work with the Food Bank to get surplus veg grown by local communities to their users.

 

 

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Edible Map

At Edible York, we’re working with the community to provide every local and organic food growing opportunity available. This also includes highlighting and pointing out areas where wild produce is already ripe for picking and areas which are ideal for foraging for delicious natural treats.

There is a world of goodness outside your home and with a simple look at our Edible Map; you’ll soon see the vast array of naturally growing wild produce just waiting to be enjoyed. In addition to mapping out all the public food growing space that are known of across the York area, Abundance, York’s urban harvesting group is also hoping to collect details of private fruit and vegetable sources. The map itself shows only publicly available areas.

Across York, the Edible Map highlights a vast array of wild fruit trees, ready for their fruit to be harvested and enjoyed, without a polythene bag in sight. From sweet chestnuts to wild apples and damsons to blackberries, the fruit available across York may surprise some people, who weren’t previously aware of the extent of wild, natural produce available. The Edible Map is collated by members of the Edible York team but also accepts submissions from readers who have spotted something interesting.

As well as fruit trees and bushes, plucky foragers have spotted many naturally occurring herbs and spices amongst the hedgerows of the area. The map shows sites growing of garlic mustard, horseradish and even edible roses. With the vast array of natural produce growing, our work at Edible York can only serve to help the community build up from this great starting point and further develop the sustainable food sources in the area.