Magical community garden WLTM new friends

YUMI, York’s intercultural friendship group, is about to open the gates of its international community garden for the 2019 growing season, and are on the lookout for new friends and volunteers to help them out.

YUMI welcomes everyone! You might be a keen gardener, totally new to growing or someone who just wants to sit in a deckchair, chat and watch the world go by. And kids are most certainly part of the crew.

Based in the hidden-away Fulford Cross Allotments, in the heart of Fishergate, the garden is a safe space for people from all walks of life to come together, prepare the ground, grow produce, make new friends and ultimately cook and share food together.

It is a haven of tranquility and a wonderful outdoor space for all.

Sara Mair of YUMI said

“We welcome everyone in York to share our garden space. We have friends from our international community coming and growing vegetables from their native country, local families bug exploring with their kids, and everybody in between!

People get to learn new skills, relax, socialise and ultimately reap the benefits of all their hard work with community picnics and barbecues. We really do get to share some of the freshest food in the city, prepared by great cooks from all over the world!”

The garden is open every Saturday from the 6th April, between 12- 4pm, with a friendly enthusiastic garden manager supporting and training everyone. All volunteers are encouraged to bring and share lunch.

On the 20th April, YUMI are also teaming up with Friends of Danesmead Wood on an Easter Egg Hunt at Danesmead Wood between 2 and 4pm, something the kids will love!

If you would like to volunteer to work on the allotment, or just want to come along and socialise with your family, friends and other folk from all over the city, let Sara know at: or give her a call on 07944911093

And join the YUMI family on Facebook and Twitter: @YUMIyork