The Allotment Community

As Harlow Hill Allotments is a self-managed site, we rely on our plot holders to help to keep the allotment site running smoothly.  There are lots of ways in which you can make a difference:

  • Attend Work Weekends, which are held in March and October each year to tackle some of the major maintenance jobs such as improving the drainage or cutting the hedges.

  • Join one of the three teams that cut the main rides on site.

  • Help in the Allotment Shop - join the rota and serve in the shop on a few Saturdays or Sundays during the year.

  • Help at the Open Day - provide some plants, make a cake, help on the stalls.

  • Help on the Harlow Hill stall at the Harrogate & District Allotment Federation Show - for the last few years we have run the tombola stall.

  • Keep your plot tidy and weed-free, with the paths around it cut and edged off.

  • Report any Health & Safety issues or other problems that you see on site. There's a book to note down any problems in the shed next to the Shop or contact a committee member if it's something that needs urgent attention.

  • Join the Allotment Committee, if you've got more time to offer.  Elections are held at the AGM in March each year.

  • Donate any surplus fruit and vegetables to Harrogate Waste Not, Want Not, by leaving them in the yellow boxes by the Allotment Shop. They are taken to HWNWN on Monday mornings.

Picnic -on-the-Plot

Each year, weather permitting, we aim to hold a picnic in August/September to celebrate our gardening successes, share some food and swap any excess produce.  Look out for details later in the year.