Comfrey Project finds a new home in Gateshead

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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 Hills Centre continues to support various groups in Gateshead, and are now working in partnership with a number of local creative and community organisations. Recent grants from Leaf Foundation, ACE and Grow Wild will see the development of a foraging hedgerow, a silkworm project, and a wildflower meadow.

“While we’ve often been seen as a Newcastle-based project, we’ve been working in Gateshead for almost ten years, and participants from Gateshead have been using the Project since we started in 2002” said Project Manager Yvonne Hartnett.

“Now we have a permanent home, and have been made very welcome by everyone involved. We’re looking forward to creating further links to our local community and the organisations that serve them”.

If you’d like to look around our new home, or discuss working with us at Windmill Hills, call us on 0191 447 7801.