Houseplant Lovers Social & Plant Swap
The House Plant swap and social event on August 8th is being run to support Edible York. Tickets can be booked with the link below. There is also information about the format of the event, there are refreshments available, a prize draw as well as the plant swapping. https://buytickets.at/yorkhouseplantlovers/531899.
York’s plant swap event, created by houseplant lovers, for houseplant lovers. A chance to socialise with other people who are passionate about plants.
The focus of this not-for-profit event is on all things HOUSEPLANT! Bring along your baby indoor plants, rooted cuttings and houseplant swaps to exchange for new plants. Here’s what you need to know:
- All plants must be healthy and free of pest or disease.
- Label your plants with both the plant’s name and your name.
- Bring as many plants to swap as you like but think about variety for your fellow houseplant lovers!
- On arrival, plants to swap will be checked in and exchanged for plant tokens. These will then be used to trade for new plants during the swap.
- The first hour will be all about checking your plants in, meeting other plant lovers and chatting about, well.....plants? The swap and prize draw will take place during the second hour.
Every ticket for the event will be entered into the prize draw. There will be multiple prizes to be won on the day. Proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to Edible York. There will be a full bar, coffees and teas available at the Crescent Community Venue. Doors open at 14:00.
The Crescent Community Venue, YO24 1AW
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.