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  • To use activities related to growing to enhance teaching and learning across the curriculum
  • To organize activities that raise the profile of growing your own fruit and vegetables, demonstrating a positive impact on the environment, healthy living and community well-being
  • To support the objectives described in plans made by members of this working party within their own organisations
  • To audit current activities in order to prioritise where action to support schools should be focussed

(see also our Classroom resources and YES events and activities pages)

** Cookery in the Classroom event / Training - 14th June 2017

If you would like to become a member of YES, discuss support for your cooking and growing activities, please contact Vikki Pendry at yorkedibleschools @

Please explore our recent publication to help you begin or further your Edible School journey.

YES Booklet


YES has worked with a number of partner organisations including:

The Yorkshire Wildlife Trust


St Nicks

Harlow Carr Garden

York Food And Drink Festival

Phunky Foods

Askham Bryan College

RV Roger

The Big Buzz

Food for Life

City of York Council



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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.