Fancy eating local fruit and veg? Why not help out with Edible Uni or some of the other community growing schemes in York? Check out the links below for more info on how to take part.
Edible Uni is a student community growing project, turning unused green spaces on campus into edible gardens for all to enjoy at the University of York – now with a garden in every college on campus! They produce free food for all students to take whenever you want – check out the map below of all the edible gardens on campus to see where you can find them.
Remember: anything you find growing in these gardens is yours to take – don’t be afraid to get your hands dirty and pick whatever you want! If you’re unsure about what is edible, can’t find your garden or just want to get involved, check out their Facebook or Twitter pages, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are also opportunities throughout the city – look out for the vegetable and herb gardens maintained by Edible York, with the same policy of free food for all! Their website has a handy map of sources of free food – from community allotments to wild fruit bushes – in York.
Apples for Eggs meet 3 times a year in town to swap food produce. If you don’t have anything you’ve grown yourself to swap, bakers are more than welcome! For details of future swaps and to apply for a place, check out their website for more info.
St Nicks centre for nature and green living offer a wide range of environmental projects to get involved with – with their own ‘Get Growing’ project under development as well as a composting advice service. Their website is a hub for all sorts of community projects and their site is only ten minutes from the University.