Comfrey Cafe launches on Monday 24 July

Launching on Monday 24 July, Comfrey Cafe will present an opportunity to eat fantastic home-cooked internationally-themed food cooked by refugees and people seeking asylum. It will also provide a chance to find out what’s going on at the Project and to give us your ideas about how we can develop our community garden in the…

It’s Refugee Week 2017

This  week (19-26 June) is Refugee Week, a celebration of the contribution of refugees and people seeking asylum to life in the UK. Newcastle is celebrating with a number of events, and we’re heavily involved, with a film screening, community food event at the Discovery Museum and a family picnic. Here’s a run down of…

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…

Watch The Comfrey Project film

Earlier this year, film-maker Mat Fleming was a regular visitor to our Moorside allotment, documenting the day-to-day activities on the site. The result is his wonderful short film, shot over several months; a lovely snapshot of life on our allotments. You can see the end result here. Let us know what you think – we…

Newcastle’s Hidden Communities

Peter Campbell wrote this wonderful article for Newcastle Free Press, which discusses the plight of the poorest in our city, and the work of the Comfrey Project; Wednesday 15 May 2013 ‘The city that never sleeps’: an idiom that Newcastle won’t be stealing from New York anytime soon. At 6am we are walking through city…