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Want an edible bed near you?

Edible York are a volunteer-run charity, with no direct funding, but we have still managed to help support the creation of a dozen edible spaces (large and small) across York. 

If you have a great idea, some space near you that needs some love, or would like to take over a run down public flower bed (and put it to productive use!), then send us a message, and we will do everything in our power to help make it work!

We can:

* Meet you to help flesh out ideas or plan how you can build your team of volunteers

* Help liaise with the council to find out who owns the space

* Help you source some seeds or plants to put in it

* Support putting ward funding bids in for larger projects that need a cash injection

So, don't delay! Get in touch, become a members or pop along to one of our town centre sessions and find out how we can make York an even greener and more edible city!

Contact us by email (, follow us on our Facebook or Twitter accounts. 


You may become an individual member, or join us an an organisation. Use the following link to find out about both types of membership
Edible York Application for Membership



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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.