Family Picnic and Play Days in August

We’ll be hosting two Family Picnic and Play Days on August 9 and August 23 at Windmill Hills Centre. There’ll be loads of family activities including games, nature hunts, treasure trails and a longest daisy-chain competition. The Family Picnics take place from 12 noon until 3pm and are FREE to attend. However you will have…

Newcastle Woodcraft Folk welcome refugees

Thank you to our lovely young friends from Heaton Woodcraft Folk who sent a whole bunch of beautiful drawings and songs to Comfrey Project participants this week. They were so upset by Brexit and recent attacks on refugees and migrants that they felt they should do something positive.

Yvette Hawkins returns as artist-in-residence

We’re delighted to announce that artist Yvette Hawkins (photo right) will be returning as artist-in-residence. Yvette previously worked with the Comfrey Project as volunteer coordinator in 2013, and from April 2016, the British-South Korean visual artist will be creating INHABIT: a new bio-structural installation woven by a colony of silk worms reared at the Windmill…

Comfrey Project finds a new home in Gateshead

In November the Comfrey Project moved into the Windmill Hills Centre in Gateshead, having had an allotment in the borough for several years. The Project will not only be providing gardening, cooking and creative opportunities at our new home, but we’ll continue to operate our allotment at Moorside and community garden at Walkergate. The Windmill…