York Supplies - the next phase!

York Supplies is now owned by and run for the local community. Thank you to all those who invested in saving our wonderful business for the local community.

Our team at the shop – Steve, Viv, Stuart and Naomi – are working flat out to make sure York Supplies continues to meet the needs of all our customers and be a happy place to visit!

The wealth of items for sale at York Supplies!

Join us on Sunday 9th June from 10.30am to 4pm at York Supplies, coinciding with the Kings Heath Artisan Market in York Road.

We’re in celebration mode now the business is owned by and run for the local community. We’d like to invite you and your family and friends to drop by and take part in workshops we’ll be running, and we would like to introduce you to two new products we think you will love!

We’re finally unveiling our new Refill Station with high quality products which will help to reduce plastic use and waste. All you need to do is bring in a clean container. We can offer, at competitive, planet-saving prices!

There are also three free sessions on growing:

Making a paper pot and planting a seed. We’re asking the children to nurture their plant at home and send us pictures to show their efforts to everyone on our Facebook page. Led by Cath Palgrave, one of the organisers of the Forest School in Highbury Community Orchard, this workshop is great fun and we hope will encourage children to grow things all their lives. No garden necessary!

(Children must be accompanied by an adult please)

Join York Supplies Manager Viv Harrison, who will draw from her extensive experience to demonstrate how to plant that perfect summer pot to bring you joy all summer, using flowers, herbs & salads. We’ll make sure the plants Viv recommends are available in the shop for purchase, and we also have a beautiful range of very reasonably priced quality terracotta pots.

One of the most popular lines at York Supplies is our range of high quality, peat-free and locally sourced potting composts, great for sowing seeds, growing on your treasures, and nurturing your tomatoes. But all gardeners know that it’s important to return green waste to the ground to maintain and improve the health of the soil. The challenge is to do this successfully! Come and join Claire Woolnough from the Compost Connection at this free workshop to learn some dos and don’ts. As a passionate composter, she’ll be delighted to answer your questions and give you all the skills you need to make your own great compost and reduce waste.

Be part of the future of York Supplies – become a director!

The Annual General Meeting of members of the Society is on Thursday 11 July.  

We’re looking for members to stand for election to the board of the Society at the meeting.

The board doesn’t take part in the day-to-day running of the shop – that’s the job of the managers. But they set strategy and make sure the business continues to run on a sound footing and is listening to the views of members. The board may also explore different ways of extending the work of York Supplies through community projects relating to our ethos and purpose.

We’d love you to consider putting your name forward. You can find our more and see the nomination form below. It’s a simple process and you don’t need to have experience of board or committee work. You can also find out on our information page about how to get in touch with us if you would like to know more. We would love to hear from you.