Apply for a licence to grow food in community locations, such as gardens within housing estates or smaller green space/verges, so we can consider the impact of any development on neighbours, underground services and archaeology.
Contact us to find out more about developing your own site.
Alternatively you can join or volunteer with a community group which has already identified land and secured the necessary permissions, for example:
- Edible York has a range of community vegetable plots in the
city centre and surrounding area, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the
Edible York website for further information.
- The Conservation Volunteers (TCV) 'Get Growing' project
supports new school and community food gardens throughout the city. You can help
local schools and other groups set up new gardens. Contact tel: (01904) 644300
or email: email@example.com
- Yorkshire Wildlife Trust wants gardeners who would like to
help with setting up and running a food garden in their neighbourhood as part of
their 'Dig It' programme. Contact Debbie Handslip on tel: (01904) 659570,
mobile: 07896 674809 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- York CVS is looking for garden mentors for new gardeners or groups, contact tel: (01904) 621133.