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 6.30-8.30pm. Put it in your diary!

Our next social is on Wednesday 7th December

Join us for a crafty and creative evening, where we’ll be sharing ideas for DIY Christmas presents and decorations and doing some practical crafts to make some gifts for friends and family this festive season.

We will have wreath making, Willow star making, crafting anti-consumer Xmas cards, and making not-entirely-festive-but-super-delicious recipes with Josh and Joel. We have capacity to accommodate more crafts, so if you’re dying to lead a workshop on something like building snowman do let us know.

There will be mugs of soup, chunks of bread and mulled apple juice to keep us warm and cosy!

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

All welcome – whether a newbie or regular! Children are also especially welcome at this social and we will hopefully have some crafts for little ones to join in with.

See our Socials page for directions to the venue.

Tea/coffee/mulled apple juice and chatting will be available from 6.20pm and we have the space till 9.

Hope to see you there!

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.

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.


June 2015: ‘Forest Gardens’ with Ben from Bedford Fields & Rachel from Old Sleningford Farm

May 2015: Buzzin’ about bees!

April 2015: ‘Growing Together – accessible permaculture for community projects’, with Hyde Park Source

March 2015: Seeds!

February 2015: ‘Cohousing’, with Luke Tilley & Joe Atkinson

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.