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Lidgett Grove Community Garden

Lidgett Grove Raised Beds and Fruit

Lidgett Grove Community garden was started with some funding from Dig-In, which helped build some raised beds to enable a wide range of people including those with disabilities to take part in gardening.

Find us at 60 Wheatlands Grove, York YO26 5NH

We are looking for more people to help grow cook and eat. Everyone welcome to come and help out!

The garden  is on the left as you face the church, and has a set of raised beds, as well as fruit bushes planted along the back fence including blackcurrants, raspberries, thorn-less blackberries.

Raised beds, some of which are planted with herbs such as Sage, Rosemary Hyssop and chives, plus some fennel.

Lidgett Grove Raised Beds

Potatoes looking good in late June 2020

And fruit bushes are now well established on the fence to the left.

Lidgett Grove Fruit fence

There is also an apple tree and more raspberry bushes and strawberries by the entrance gate.

Lidgett Grove Entrance (2)

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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.