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*** We have successfully crowd-funded to expand our Abundance work in 2016 - please help us harvest -  tell your friends!   (See us on SpaceHive York) ***

We rely on local knowledge from all the lovely people around York to let us know if there is fruit going to waste near you - particularly if you would like to help us pick /collect/distribute it.

  • Do you have a fruit tree in your garden that is so prolific you need to offload some of the crop?  
  • Do you have a neighbour who would like help managing their fruit trees?  
  • Is there a fruit tree in a public place near to you that is neglected each autumn?

And if you know of great community groups, events, or projects that can use some of this abundant harvest then definately chat to them and let us know.

Do you know of

  • a charity
  • school
  • surestart centre
  • community cooking project
  • local event

... or other project that would like to receive donations of fresh fruit in the Autumn? Let us know!

Abundance has its own dedicated Facebook page to keep volunteers updated about picking dates. eg Village pick at  Bishopthorpe Sun morning 9th Oct, then juicing in the afternoon.

We now have Apple HQ in Salisbury Road, close to the Leeman Road Orchard and near Minster Vets. This is a large locked container where Abundance volunteers take the fruit until distribution or juicing. 

 

Read about our SpaceHive crowdfunding in the York Press:

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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.