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After 5 years of community growing Brailsford Community Garden finished in October 2016. To celebrate its achievements local residents and Edible York had a small gathering to mark this event.  Over the five years Brailford has had good crops of vegetables and local children have enjoyed planting potatoes, picking sweet peas as well as creating their own raised bed patch.  Several fruit bushes have been planted and a herb spiral bed has been very abundant over the years, these plants will continue to grow at Brailsford Crescent and leave edible plants there for the community to enjoy.

In 2011, six raised beds were constructed on the large open green space at Brailsford Crescent, and Dig In ran the garden until October 2013 when two volunteers Barbara Bullivant and Caroline Stockdale, volunteered to take on the organisation of the garden. Brailsford Crescent asked Edible York if they could be an Edible York garden (ie covered by Edible York’s Public Liability Insurance and connected in to the Board of Trustees), and this happened in 2014.

Our first year “going it alone”, were very successful with good crops of potatoes, runner beans, courgettes, radishes, Turnips, Board Beans and beautiful sweet peas. Local residents came to the garden to tend, plant and harvest.

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Enquiries / volunteer interest welcomed. Please contact Caroline,


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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.