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 1st November!

We’ll be hearing all about pruning, grafting, and propagation at our October social, learning all about tree care at this Harvest time of year.

Caring for fruit trees is imperative to maintain their long term health and many of the techniques required are easy to learn and practice. During the social we’ll be learning about when to prune and graft, and techniques for propagating the next generation of trees.

We’re lucky to have many skilled practitioners within the network when it comes to tree care – come along for you chance to pick their brains!

The social starts at 6.30pm and until 7pm we will have an open space for socialising and chatting to one another. The talks will start at around 7pm and we will have a break at around 7.45, with announcements about upcoming events at 8ish before the final part of the social.

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

You can find directions to the venue here

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.


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.