Community Garden Sessions
We run weekly Community Garden Sessions, using nature-based activities to improve people’s wellbeing.
We deliver a number of weekly, group garden-based sessions across three sites in Newcastle and in Gateshead.
During these sessions participants volunteer in diverse activities including gardening, bee-keeping, landscaping and maintenance, cooking, crafts and more. We also organise fun and educational trips and courses, community events and projects, and family activities.
People are supported to set and reach personal goals and to address their wider needs with the help of our staff, peer mentors and partners, and through extensive signposting.
As well as helping people to improve their mental and physical wellbeing, develop confidence and learn new skills, the Community Garden Sessions also provide an opportunity to meet others in a safe, welcoming environment and to integrate with the wider community.
Programme Summer 2023:
Join the welcoming community at Moorside Allotments and help us manage our plots where we grow vegetables, salad, fruit and flowers! All skills are welcome, from gardening to cooking, to building and woodwork, to tidying up and making cups of teas, or art and craft!
Tuesday 10:30am to 2:30pm, and Friday 10:30am to 2:30pm
Enjoy a day of gardening in our lovely allotment in Walkergate, relax and enjoy good company and a freshly prepared meal!
Thursday 10:30am to 2:30pm
Help us maintain and develop our community urban garden in the heart of Gateshead. All skills are welcome and all levels of expertise – from zero to highly expert – we like to learn together!
Friday 10:30am to 2:30pm (running alongside the drop-in)
To join a session people can be referred by a professional, self-refer by contacting us, or visiting our Drop-in in Gateshead on a Friday from 10:30am to 2:30pm.
Please check out our Journal for our most recent articles about gardening.