Whilst I spent my childhood and early career living overseas,  for the past
20 years I've been settled in North Yorkshire and have found my local area
rather conservative and 'narrow'. Joining YUMI is helping to broaden my
friendships with people of all nations and ages. The welcome is superb ,the
projects are fun and varied and I have seen how successful it is at
appealing to the very multi-cultural community in and around York.
I'd been looking to join a community garden for some time and YUMI's garden, I discovered, is
perfect - not only a lovely, peaceful location, a beautiful allotment
(especially in mid-summer), but home to very friendly and interesting people too and I'm
learning lots from Helen about veggie growing, which has always daunted me.
It's a wonderfully relaxing way to spend Friday afternoon and I look
forward to it every week.