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 Resurrected Bites, by leaving them in the yellow boxes by the Allotment Shop. They are taken to Resurrected Bites on Tuesday 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.