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** Sadly closed due to redevelopment of the Site / land **

Edibillies was a flourishing edible garden, up until mid 2016 and the group has disbanded..

From 2015:

Vegetables growing include runner beans, French beans and broad beans, courgettes, squash, spinach, chard, Cavalo Nero, lettuce, leeks, and fruit includes strawberries, raspberries and we have a goji berry bush a loganberry and a pear tree. We also have herbs - parsley, sage, rosemary, thyme, marjoram and chives.

We have a group of local people who come regularly to tend the garden. Children are encouraged to come and to learn about the food they eat, the littlest ones get great pleasure from watering, and eating raspberries and strawberries in particular.

Passers-by are always very complementary and often ask what this is or that - so it has become educational as well.

We have 2 compost bins where locals deposit their kitchen waste - they are gradually learning what can be composted and what not. We also have water butts and local people have been instrumental in laying bases and the paths to reach these - this included others who may not be available regularly to do the gardening work.

Because one of our members is on Edible York’s Board of Trustees, we are insured through their Public Liability Insurance, which reduces our costs.

In this project we have combined use of land, provision of food and education for all involved.

Here are some photos taken throughout the year.



** Sadly closed due to redevelopment of the Site / land **

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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.