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Leeds Permaculture Network
Leeds Permaculture Network
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Leeds, Leeds, West Yorks, GB
Climate zone:
Cold Temperate

Carl Witt Conor Crotty Henry Fisher Hubert de Kalbermatten Jon Holland Kirsten Brown Phill Dewhurst
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Leeds Permaculture Network

Project Type

Urban, Community, Demonstration, Educational, Permaculture Local Group Transition Town Permablitz

Project Summary

We are a group of people interested in learning about and using permaculture to transform our local environment and living spaces. There is no joining fee and no official membership; we are a network, and everyone is welcome to participate

Project Description

We support permaculture projects developed in Leeds,being a contact point for people interested in permaculture in and around Leeds.  Running education and social events and supporting a group of teachers and apprentice teachers.  We respond to the needs of local activists.

We having a committee and bank account that means activists can get on with projects on the ground. 

We also have an education group that supports local teachers and apprentice teachers to work more effectively and develop their skills.

We have monthly social and education evenings where people new to permaculture and those of us working across the city can meet and share ideas.  This was the start point for development of lots of local projects - combined with an annual design course and now a developing group of diploma apprentices.




The Leeds PDC is well underway. As well as one in Sheffield, where we are supporting local apprentices to develop teaching skills. We also have a 2 week residential course planned for July

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