We run monthly socials throughout the year (with the exception of August as a summer break). They are an opportunity to meet other people with an interest in permaculture, find out more about local projects and what’s going on, and learn more about permaculture. We have a mixture of films, presentations and activities.

LPN socials are monthly, on the first Wednesday of each month from 6.30-9pm. Put it in your diary!

Our next social is on Wednesday 7th February!

This month we’ll be setting up a design cafe to hear all about the exciting projects and designs people in the network have been working on. The evening will provide space for people to present their ideas and for everyone to feed in ideas, share knowledge, and hopefully get involved! We hope to hear from a diversity of ideas and plans – be it designing a garden space, setting up a people based project or even about LPN itself.
If you’re interested in presenting an idea on the evening then please email hello(Replace this parenthesis with the at sign) or darrenj89(Replace this parenthesis with the at sign) Feel free to bring something along with you on the night but we also want to get an idea of how many people may be presenting on the evening to help organise things where needed 🙂

The social starts at 6.30pm and will run until 9pm with a tour of the site during this, there’ll be bread and soup available.

As usual, we will also have a market stall so feel free to bring along products and wares that you have grown or made yourself to sell.

Do let us know you’re going on our FB event page

Socials are added to the calendar so check out what else is coming up over the coming months.


Our monthly socials take place at the Quaker (Friends) Meeting House, 188 Woodhouse Lane, Leeds, LS2 9DX.

Detailed directions for walking/cycling, getting the bus and driving to the Quaker Meeting House can be found here.


January 2018: Alternative Housing 

December 2017: Winter Crafting

November 2017: Pruning and Grafting

October 2017: Mushrooms and Composting

September 2017: Self Regulation & Feedback

August 2017: Forest Gardening

July 2017: Eco-tech and Food Preserving

June 2017: Coaching Skills and Coaching Buddy Chain

May 2017: Bees and Pollinators

April 2017: Seeds!

March 2017: People and Permaculture

February 2017: Slow and Small Solutions

January 2017: Guerilla Gardening

December 2016: Crafty Christmas

November 2016: Bill Mollison

October 2016: European Permaculture

September 2016: Social – Film and Food!

Cohousing communities are intentional communities, created and run by their residents. Each household has a self-contained, personal and private home but residents come together to manage their community, share activities, eat together.

We heard from Joe who lives at Lilac (Low Impact Living Affordable Community) in Leeds and has a particular interest in eco buildings – his slides, including lots of pictures of Lilac, are available here. Then Luke gave us the lowdown on Hockerton Housing Project in Notts and info on their pioneering, innovative design, and we also watched a short film made when he was younger about what it was like to grow up there.

You can find details of previous socials here.