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Event

Big Dig community growing session

Date

21 March 2015, 10:00am to 12:00pm

A national day to celebrate community growing and invite local people to invest in their community gardens, The Big Dig takes part on March 21st. Lots of gardens in York are taking part - including Edible York's public veg beds! See http://www.bigdig.org.uk/york/ for more info about participating sites and locations.

Event

Recipes for Community Growing

Date

21 March 2015, 12:30pm to 4:00pm

Edible York's annual get together is sure to be fun-packed. Community growing projects will be getting together from across the City to hear about Edible York's work in 2014 and our plans in 2015. They will be sharing their plans, and swapping ideas for making community growing a success. Back to Front, will also be presenting about their initiative in Leeds which has turned front gardens over to vibrant community growing spaces. As part of the event, Edible York will host a participative session which will result in publication of an online resource, Recipes for Community Growing. Join us at Friends Meeting House, Friargate, York, YO1 9RL.

Event

Nigel's Chilli Sale!

Date

17 May 2015, 9:30am to 4:00pm

Wiggington Recreation Hall The Village Wiggington York YO33 2LL Edible York are providing refreshments as a fund raiser at Nigel’s sale on Sunday - Nigel lets us use his polytunnels to raise our plants, and looks after them for us so that they look so wonderful and healthy and he does it all for nothing! Come, see, and buy some exotic chillies from Nigel and have tea and cakes from Edible York

Event

Getting Growers Together

Date

21 May 2015, 6:30pm to 8:30pm

EdibleYork’s latest get-together for growers is being hosted by Novotel on Fishergate, from 6:30-8:30pm. Local gardening guru Tony Chalcraft will be heading up "A Question of Sport meets Gardener’s Question Time - aka ‘A Question of Seeds’. Please bring your questions re growing or community growing for Tony and the teams to answer. All welcome for this two hours of informal fun, sharing and discussion. Refreshments provided.

Event

Glen Gardens Centenary Fair

Date

06 June 2015, 10:00am to 4:00pm

The community gardens are part of the larger Glen Gardens Park which is 100 years old this year. Your chance to look around the community gardens and chat to the volunteers, Edible York are planning to join them and have an information and plant/seedling stand. Find out more about the event at: http://glengardens.org/centenary

Event

Open Edible Gardens 2015

Date

11 July 2015, 10:00am to 4:00pm

On Saturday 11th July many Edible gardens from across the city will be opening their gates to showcase their efforts and encourage more people to get involved with making York an Edible City. Currently we have about 20 gardens who will be welcoming visitors, so you can take a tour of your local community, or explore some of the hidden gems and unusual private edible gardens around York. Use the Edible York Map link (above right) to find those local to you.

Event

Open NGS Edible Garden evening

Date

22 July 2015, 2:00pm to 8:00pm

Have you been to Tony and Jane's inspirational garden? "I had heard it was good, and was looking forward to seeing the 100 fruit trees, but I hadn't anticipated the really huge quantities of magnificent vegetables on display. All looking wonderfully healthy and all organically grown - how can two people create such a huge and productive garden? Enormous energy, experience and collaboration with local hedgehogs, frogs other local wildlife? " - If you didn't manage to catch it on Sunday there's another chance this Wednesday 22nd July 2 -8pm. 15 Knapton Lane, Acomb YO26 5PX http://www.ngs.org.uk/gardens/find-a-garden/garden.aspx/Garden.aspx?id=20317

Event

Pick, Cook - Eat!

Date

25 July 2015 to 28 July 2015

At least 30 pancakes filled with delicious produce from the Barbican Beds were given out to adults and children passing by

Event

Pop up cooking at Barbican Beds

Date

25 July 2015, 11:00am to 1:00pm

We are bringing a wok and serving up samples of our Beds produce. Come taste and find out simple tasty methods to cook home produce. There will be pancakes too.

Event

York Organic Gardeners Association Taste & Flavour Show

Date

29 August 2015, 10:00am to 4:00pm

Visit Brunswick Organic Nursery in Bishopthorpe for the Annual York Organic Gardeners Association Annual Event. Judging is based on taste and flavour, NOT size or appearance. 10.00 – 12 noon Exhibitor Entries 12.00 – 2.00 Exhibition Hall closed for judging 2.00 – 3.00 Public Viewing 3.00 – 4.00 Prizes and Tasting http://www.yorkorganicgardenersassociation.org.uk/yorgaannualshow.html Contact : Sue Bond 01759 302147

Event

York Food and Drink Festival

Date

18 September 2015, 10:00am to 27 September 2015, 9:00pm

York Food and Drink Festival is a ten day event which celebrates local and regional food and drink. It is a not-for-profit organisation and any money generated from ticket sales goes back in to the festival to improve it year after year! Entrance to the Festival markets, demonstrations, cookery classes and sampling stand are free though some may require a reservation. Tickets to events are at various prices. www.yorkfoodfestival.com

Event

York Soup

Date

22 September 2015, 6:00pm to 8:00pm

I'm pleased to tell you that Edible York has been selected to present a pitch at the CVC York Soup event in the Guildhall on Tuesday 22nd September from 6 - 8:30pm. http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/york-soup-x-york-food-drink-festival-tickets-17525168250 Our idea, is to adopt the raised bed outside the Tourist Information centre on Museum Street, and turn it into a herb bed - Heart of York Herbs. We have support from the council to do so as well as the Tourist Information Centre itself and have a plan in place to harness some volunteers from local business who will maintain the bed and help to advertise the benefits of growing and eating herbs to York residents. As well as a weekly open gardening session at the bed that will be used as an opportunity to talk with people about kitchen gardens, we will hold 4 'pop up cook shop' events over the next year to demonstrate simple but delicious recipes that use easy to grow herbs. We will give away seeds and recipe cards too!! There will only be 4 pitches on Tuesday, and the audience on the night have to choose one and vote for it. The winning pitch receives all the money raised through ticket sales, which in our case will be used for example to buy seeds, tools and other materials and print recipes cards and other Heart of York flyers etc. So if you (and lots of your friends!) would like to be further involved - or just want to come along to a fun evening at the Guildhall - please purchase a ticket through eventbrite or pick up a ticket on the door. £10 each - soup, a bread roll and Edible York chatter!

Event

Autumn Fayre @ St Nicks Environment Centre

Date

10 October 2015, 1:00pm to 5:00pm

Join our annual celebration the Autumn Fayre, it is full of activities for all ages and looks to be a brilliant day out. Apple Olympics. juicing, cakes, and a scarecrow contest! Free entry (donations much appreciated). St Nicholas Fields, Rawdon Avenue, York, YO10 3ST More info: http://stnicks.org.uk/get-inspired/events/autumn-fayre/

Event

Spaces for Learning Outside

Date

21 October 2015, 10:00am to 4:00pm

This course will give you inspiration and confidence to plan a range of outdoor learning opportunities in your school grounds including low cost/high benefit features. Stimulating examples, ideas and discussion will support Early Years and Primary learning outside the classroom. Course runs at Scampston Walled Garden. Book via RHS.org.uk

Event

Apple Day 2015 Sat 24th Oct

Date

24 October 2015, 10:00am to 12:00pm

National Apple day - Look out for apple day events during October. If you love apples come and help the Abundance team pick apples around York and give them out to local communities. Look at Edible Initiatives> Abundance.

Event

Spooky Lantern Walk

Date

31 October 2015, 10:00am to 5:30pm

Tang Hall Community Centre are holding an Autumn Lantern Walk and Spooky Family Fun Day. Including: 10-12am Tree planting in the new Tang Hall Orchard, Carved Pumpkins, Lantern making, Fancy Dress competition and soup and cake 5:30-7pm

Event

Various Dates for Apple picking

Date

01 November 2015 to 08 November 2015

If you love apples come and help the Abundance team pick apples around York and give them out to local communities. Look at Edible Initiatives> Abundance, email us on abundance@edibleyork.org.uk or via our facebook page for details.

Event

Christmas Social

Date

07 December 2015, 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Please join us for our Edible York Christmas Social. We are meeting at Brigantes on Micklegate (7-9pm) and have a fun quiz planned with a prize, as well as a chance to catch up and plan for some new projects and share ideas for a wonderful edible 2016.

Event

Apple Juicing - Community afternoon

Date

07 December 2015, 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Abundance York and York Timebank - Acomb invites you to their apple juicing and foraged, home grown and local food event! Abundance will be 'doing things with apples' including making apple juice using a wonderful 'scratter' (a grinder which needs volunteers to turn the wheel to shred the apples) and a big press which gives a dozen litres of juice each pressing! Timebank are also keen foodies and are planning on creating some delicious and wholesome nosh. Entry is free, but please bring any last apples of the season, even windfalls! Bring bottles too, as there's often 'spare' juice to take away! At Lidget Grove Methodist Church, YO26 5NH.

Event

Festive Funtime Winter Warmer @ Red Tower

Date

12 December 2015, 11:00am to 2:00pm

Festive event with mulled apple juice, a fire, entertainment for kids, and much more. The event will be FREE and open to all, and will be festive, fun, and we'll have things to warm the cockles of your hearts. See Facebook Your Red Tower for details.

Event

Seed Swap

Date

09 January 2016, 10:00am to 2:00pm

Part of Bishopthorpe's Recycling Day 2016. Donate unwanted flower or edible plant seeds and take away different ones. At the village hall on Main Strret. All welcome, free admission.

Event

EY soup and pancake party

Date

22 January 2016, 6:00pm to 8:00pm

The trustees of Edible York invite all members and supporters to Dan Beech's house for a social event to meet each other. Please email danbeech41@aol.com for address and details.

Event

Residents Weekend Jan 2016

Date

30 January 2016, 10:00am to 3:00pm

The Red Tower on York Walls is open for York Resident's Weekend. Come and see our newest Edible bed and put your ideas forward for how you would like this building and associated space to be used in future. **Startup funding obtained to help plan for electric and water etc to help create this as a cafe **

Event

Red Tower open for Residents Weekend

Date

31 January 2016, 10:00am to 3:00pm

The Red Tower on York Walls is open for York Resident's Weekend. Come and see our newest Edible bed and put your ideas forward for how you would like this building and associated space to be used in future.

Event

York Orchard Pruning Session

Date

06 February 2016, 1:30pm to 4:00pm

Teaching and Pruning session. All welcome, tools provided, free training session. We may also have some wood chippings to add to the base of the trees. Meet at Greenfields School and Community Garden, then we will be visiting other York Orchard sites.

Event

Pear, Plum & Gage Grafting Training Session 2

Date

06 March 2016, 1:30pm to 3:30pm

Try your hand at grafting - we have some rootstock and will be grafting trees to go into the York Orchard across the city. Come and be part of this fantastic project and learn new and useful skills. Warning the grafting knives are sharp! Only people over 14 to do the actual cutting. Contact Bill Eve on 07767 318123 for more details.

Event

Spring into 2016

Date

19 March 2016, 9:30am to 12:00pm

Our free spring event gives you the chance to meet other Edible York groups & volunteers and see what we have planned for the year. Intro from Rachel Maskell, plus 2 talks - Biochar and Raw Food. Also our "Seed-Swap" and homemade cakes. Friends Meeting House, Friargate, York, YO1 9RL

Event

Pear, Plum and Gage Grafting Session 3

Date

20 March 2016, 1:30pm to 3:30pm

Try your hand at grafting - we have some rootstock and will be grafting trees to go into the York Orchard across the city. Come and be part of this fantastic project and learn new and useful skills. Warning the grafting knives are sharp! Only people over 14 to do the actual cutting. Final session for 2016. Contact Bill Eve on 07767 318123 for more details.

Event

Peasholme Green - Call for volunteers

Date

06 April 2016, 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Would you like to help manage our Edible York veg bed in Peaseholme Green? Most of the previous volunteers that have done such a great job so far have had to move on - so we need a new group to continue showing what a lovely lot of food can be grown on a small patch. Interested? Then join me Bill Eve, 2pm next Wednesday 6th in the Black Swan pub opposite (front room on left as you walk in the front door) If you can't make this time but would still like to get involved then please reply to info@edibleyork.org.uk or ring me 07767 318123. Many thanks!

Event

Greenfields April Gardening session

Date

16 April 2016, 10:00am to 12:30pm

Fortnightly gardening session at Greenfields: School & Community Garden, Haxby Road, YO31 8LA. See the orchard bursting into flower, and find out what is starting to grow.

Event

Making Bread and Biochar

Date

01 May 2016, 11:00am to 4:00pm

Join the Greenfields Group for a special Sunday of gardening, charcoal making and bread making. Meet at: Greenfields: School & Community Garden YO31 8LA

Event

Chilli Plant Fiesta, Wiggington

Date

15 May 2016, 9:00am to 2:30pm

Edible York will be joining Nigel's Chillis for his Chilli Plant Fiesta, Wiggington Recreation Hall The Village Wiggington York YO33 2LL Edible York are providing refreshments as a fund raiser at Nigel’s sale on Sunday -Nigel lets us use his polytunnels to raise our plants, and looks after them for us so that they look so wonderful and healthy and he does it all for nothing! Come, see, and buy some exotic chillies from Nigel and have tea and cakes from Edible York.

Event

St Crux Fundraiser

Date

15 June 2016, 10:00am to 4:00pm

The takings on the day totalled more than a thousand pounds. Some bills to pay out of that. Thanks to everyone who contributed.

Event

Edible York AGM

Date

20 June 2016, 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Save the day! On the longest day of the year, we will have the shortest AGM in history, followed by a social event with some speakers, who had better be interesting. Venue The Seahorse

Event

Edible Open Gardens 2016

Date

16 July 2016, 10:00am to 4:00pm

On Saturday 16th July many Edible gardens from across the city will be opening their gates to showcase their efforts and encourage more people to get involved with making York an Edible City. Currently we have over a dozen gardens who will be welcoming visitors, so you can take a tour of your local community, or explore some of the hidden gems and some closed-to-the-public edible gardens around York. (Walking /cycling map provided) **Email us if you would like to take part info@edibleyork.org.uk**

Event

Celebration Bring and Share picnic

Date

21 August 2016, 3:00pm to 6:00pm

Do pop down to join in the Abundance celebration picnic on Sunday. There are rumours of nice things to eat, a children’s wildlife quiz to explore nature in the new orchard, and even some practical people offering to drill holes and assemble shelving. Please feel free to join in any or none of those things! The important thing is that we enjoy chatting and seeing what we have collectively achieved already, and plan for some autumn apple picking!

Event

Christmas Social

Date

12 December 2016, 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Come and join us and share your positive stories about what a wonderful Edible and Abundance year it has been. Slides / pictures from 2016 and a chance to meet up and share what great things have been going on in community gardens. * Meet people from Edible projects all over York * Share ideas * Bring spare seeds to exchange with each other or for our seed swap in Bishopthorpe in January (veg and flower seeds accepted!) * Got any spare gardening/cooking books? Bring and swap opportunity - pick up some new reading for the xmas holidays!

 

Use the calendar to browse through our events for future months.

Note: Many of the local projects around York also have their own regular sessions at their locations - so do:

  • Check the Edible Map for projects near to where you live
  • Or come and meet us at one of the public beds - Barbican, Peasholme Green or Whip-Ma-Whop-Ma-Gate (most Saturdays around 11am in summer, for more details see the Edible Initiatives> Public Beds page)

You can also check our latest newsletter for more info on happenings around York.

 

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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.