Edible York Peasholme Green
HabitatFlowers for Pollinators, Open-access Food Growing
Edible flowers, herbs, fruit and vegetables have been growing here since 2011 and the soil is getting better and better as the seasons go by! Everyone is invited to taste a leaf or pick something to take away when it is ripe and ready to go. The bed is well harvested and we are delighted that people just take a little, leaving food for others to enjoy later.
This larger triangular bed opposite the Black Swan pub was converted to growing vegetables by Edible York in March 2011, having previously been a shrubbery. It was taken on following the success of the first Barbican Beds in 2010. In 2011 other beds were created. You can read about the early days at Peasholme Green in this article in the York Press
Anything growing is there for picking – wait until ripe and take small amounts from several plants.
Volunteers meet at the bed Wednesdays 5.30 – 6.15pm. Everyone is welcome regardless of gardening knowledge. Support, gloves, and tools will be on hand – enthusiasm is the key ingredient!