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Edible York is now a Registered Charity (Charity Number: 1158779 ).  Registered Charities are run by trustees who are responsible for ensuring the organisation abides by charity law and the constitution (the rules) of the particular charity. For instance, the trustees must ensure it looks after the land it uses as specified in licence agreements, and that money is managed properly.

Edible York is a membership organisation. Anyone who supports the aims of Edible York can apply to become a member for a two year period. The members may put themselves forward to become trustees of Edible York, and it is the members who elect the trustees at each Annual General Meeting.

Clearly, if you’re interested enough to have read this far, you should become a member! This link will take you to the membership bumpf.

The rules by which Edible York operates are written down in the constitution. This is a formal document which can be obtained by contacting us. For the day to day operation of gardening and horticultural activities Edible York has a number of exciting policies and protocols, covering health and safety and so forth.

The current trustees are:

Ruth Jennaway (Vice Chair),

Penny Bainbridge (Treasurer),, 

Bill Eve (Chair),

Louise Myra Barker

David Gibbon

Steve Symonds

Emily Hansen



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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.