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 2nd August!

We’ll be hearing all about Forest Gardening at our August social, complete with a very special guest speaker in Tomas Remiarz.

Tomas has recently published the excellent ‘Forest Gardening in Practice’, an illustrated practical guide to Forest Gardening for homes, communities, and businesses, and we’ll have the man himself there to talk about how the book came about and everything there is to know about forest gardening.

To add a special slant to the evening the social will be taking place at Bedford Fields Community Garden, a Permaculture forest garden stashed away in the heart of Leeds.

Within Leeds we already have the start of a thriving series of forest gardens, along with numerous skilled practitioners, and this evening will be an opportunity to bask in their collective knowledge and experience!

We’ll be on site at Bedford from 6.30pm and aiming to start the talk at 6.45pm. All are welcome – children, newbies or regulars! – and no prior knowledge of forest gardening is required!

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.


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.