On Saturday 8 July Woodlands Church and Community Garden hosted its first  ‘Sharing Ideas Day’. Fifty representatives from fifteen different voluntary organisations from across the district attended, including Open Country, In Bloom groups, the Pinewoods Conservation Group, Northallerton’s Secret Garden, Harrogate and District Biodiversity Action Group, Ripon’s Walled Garden and Woodfield Millennium Green. This gave people the chance to discuss topical issues like fundraising and recruiting volunteers and to try garden activities like Tai Chi and willow weaving and to make pizzas in the garden pizza oven! Sixteen volunteers from Woodlands helped organise the day, making refreshments, demonstrating activities and giving guided tours.

Besides the Sweet Factory Holiday Club the other main summer project at Woodlands has been the redevelopment of the kitchen. Work started on 25 July to create a kitchen that will better serve the needs of church and community. For the first time also the kitchen will have a view of the Community Garden outside. It is anticipated that the kitchen will be ready to serve the annual harvest supper at the beginning of October. 

Christmas Fair at Woodlands Methodist Church, Wetherby Road, Harrogate on Saturday 18 November 2017 from 10am to 3pm.  Stalls of books, cakes, bric-a-brac, toys, preserves, gifts, homemade sweets, stationery, jewellery, bran tub, tombola, refreshments and visit from Santa.  Entrance 50p, children free.  

Proceeds for church funds - everyone very welcome, do please come and join us, we look forward to seeing you there.