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Hello! Welcome to the wonderful world of Edible York! 

Edible York is a lively local Charity supporting the people of York to become closer to the food they eat.

We manage lots of city centre growing spaces, help schools to grow, plant lots of edible trees with communities across York, and support communities to develop their own edible gardens. We are entirely volunteer led and work in partnership with many local organisations and people.

As a constituted Charity, our official Charitable objects have been agreed by our members and ratified by the Charity Commission. For more information on who we are and what we do, use the links above.


Thanks for the plug @socialvisionuk - it's a highlight of my week volunteering at the @EdibleYork public veg bed at York Barbican every Saturday, 10:30-11:30. Anyone can join us for a spot of sociable urban acupuncture 🥕

21 June 2022, 22:49

Lots of gardening sessions happening across York this month. Pop along for advice, to learn, to help out or to enjoy your local garden. Our events page has some of the main sessions mentioned but do check out your local community garden pages too.

10 June 2022, 10:30

Did you see us on Look North last night? (Our two and a half minute slot is 18.10 mins in until 20.39mins) See us in action at Peasholme Green. Pop along to one of our gardens for inspiration, help and advice.

08 June 2022, 13:54

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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.