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Edible York Express - Abundance

Dear Supporters of Edible York -

Abundance is pitching for Crowd Funding to raise £4814 to buy juicing* and picking equipment and a storage container to act as Apple HQ.
If we all donated £5 we would be 25% of the way there. If we all got one friend to donate a fiver as well, we would be half way there and in a really strong position to approach sympathetic businesses for match-funding – and then we would have done it!
 
So, here’s what we would like you to do -
  • Sign up to spacehive.com https://www.spacehive.com/Edible-York and pledge a fiver 
  • Log on to Facebook and Twitter if you have such things, and share Edible York’s Abundance video, Facebook posts and tweets.
  • Tell all your friends what a great thing we are doing, to use the abundance of fresh fruit in York every autumn
P.S. the minimum donation is £2, but almost as valuable is logging on to Spacehive to tell the world how fabulous our project is. Why? It shows crowd enthusiasm, and people really do like to back something popular.
We are not just asking you - we are asking for Ward funding, we are asking local organisations, we are pitching to local businesses. We can do this, and there are real benefits to York in doing it. Abundance is one of the initiatives that makes a real positive difference in our city.
 
* Sadly, due to over-use of our faithful juice-press last year, it has passed on to juice-heaven. We are aiming to buy a much sturdier model that we can loan out to community groups so even more people can get involved in using York’s apple harvest. We already have one interested party. Are you interested too? Then tell us on Spacehive because that will help enthuse people.
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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.