Transition & Permaculture Hull Update


We now have a new logo to go with our new name!

Forthcoming Events

Wed 10 August 2016, 12 noon to 4.00 pm

Traditional Annual Family Fun Day at Constable Street Field 

Volunteers are sought to help with all aspects of the day, which involves races with prizes, craft activities, fancy dress competition, drinks and food, and a raffle.

Visits to sites developed by people interested in Permaculture:

Monday 8 August, 7pm

The Green Garden, Keldgate, Beverley

Monday 12 September, 7pm

Bakersville, Newland Allotments, Hull

Date to be arranged: Green Growers at Nafferton

 Details of these events will be posted on the website and circulated to the Transition & Permaculture Hull Mailing List. If you would like to join the mailing list please use the contact form on the website or ring 01482 845356.

The merger of Transition Hull and the Hull Permaculture Network to form Transition & Permaculture Hull has been assisted by funding from Grassroots Endowment and Two Ridings Community Foundation

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Yum Food Festival & Wilson Edible Bed

The Yum Festival of Food and Drink is being held in Hull on Friday 22 and Sat 23 July 2016, 10.00 am to 6pm each day, at the Rose Bowl, Queens Gardens, Hull City Centre. More info at  or on facebook

There will be a session at the Wilson Centre Edible Bed on Friday 22 July, 10 am to 12 noon, to coincide with the start of the Yum Festival being held nearby. Come along and see what is being grown. Wilson bed volunteers will be handing out any produce which is ready for harvesting. For more info ring Jenny on 845356.

The Edible Bed is outside the Wlson Centre on Alfred Gelder St in Hull, approximately opposite the back entrance to Marks and Spencers.

Part of the idea behind the bed is to attract the interest of the general public and show it’s possible to grow vegetables in a small garden setting and still make it look attractive.

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Down to Earth Herb Garden 2016

Herb Garden Poster

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Launch of green projects, Wed 20 July 2016

Pocket Park and ‘Seed To Feed’ Projects Launch

Wed 20 July 2016 at 1.00 pm  at the Pocket Park, Rear of Kingston Youth Centre Centre, 48A Beverley Road , Hull, HU3 1YE

City Farm Hull, a community venture formed by Recycling Unlimited supported by HANA (Humber All Nations Alliance) and HEY Mind, was recently awarded a Government grant of £11,735 to develop a ‘Pocket Park’ at its site on Beverley Road in Hull and this is now nearing completion.

This was added to by a generous grant of £4,960 from NHS Hull Clinical Commissioning Group for a project called ‘Seed to Feed’ and both projects are formally opening on Wednesday 20th July

They will be celebrating the grand opening with performances from a variety of different cultures including singing and dancing and having a barbecue, all free.

A ‘Pocket Park’ is a small oasis of grass, sweet smelling plants and pleasant scenery in the midst of an urban area, a real haven of calm resting in the hustle and bustle of city life. Nestled to the rear of the Kingston Youth Centre and just off the busy Beverley Road, the aim of the ‘Pocket Park’ is to provide some peace and tranquility to a world that at times can seem to be nothing but stress.

Centrally located to be easily accessible for those people who live or work within the city centre, the Pocket Park will be a perfect place for workers to come on their lunch break and relax before tackling a busy afternoon.

‘Seed To Feed’ Free Planters

As well as the Pocket Park opening, residents of Hull are also invited to come along and claim a free planter, along with suggestions and guidance on how to grow fruit and vegetables themselves from our resident gardener Frank.

For many people living with no garden, learning how to grow their own food in planters is a great way of healthy eating and saving money too. And it is completely free. This scheme will run on through to November 2016.

For contact information see the Recycling Unlimited website at

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Wilson Centre Edible Bed

Wilson Centre Edible Bed

Hull City Council has confirmed that the bed outside the Wilson Centre will be used again for planting vegetables, to demonstate how edibles can be planted in small spaces and still look attractive. Harvesting the vegetables will take place as they are ready, and can be used by members of the public. At the end of the season the last harvest will go towards the Hull Harvest Feast-ival.

planting 2016

The bed has now been planted up with a variety of vegetables (see above, June 2016) and volunteers will be maintaining it, meeting most Wednesday mornings at 10 am. The bed is on Alfred Gelder St, outside the Wilson Centre, and opposite the back entrance to Marks and Spencer. Do feel free to come along and have a look or lend a hand.

The Wilson Edible Bed is an initiative by Hull City Council with volunteers provided by Food4Hull, Hull Friends of the Earth, The Growers Network and Transition & Permaculture Hull.

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Join the Growers’ Network


Let’s grow an abundance together in Hull!

The Hull Growers’ Network is a new and exciting local network which aims to build a dynamic economy around local food in Hull. We are linking professional growers, allotment holders, home gardeners, community gardens, schools and colleges that are involved in growing food across Hull and East Yorkshire. By joining together as a network we can help each other through sharing skills, tools, labour, plants and have lots of fun! The Network will also be helping to coordinate the second Hull Harvest Feastival this October. At this event chefs, community groups, TimeBankers and volunteers will join together again to produce a delicious feast in Hull City centre made with donated, locally grown produce.

We have a number of roles for volunteers to join the Growers’ Network team. For Timebank members, there will be an option of getting paid in timebank credits for all time spent working on the network. These roles are described below.

Social media promotion

Do you have social media expertise? We are looking for someone to help promote the Growers’ Network and community growing projects on social media. This role would be approximately 2 hours per week, spent posting on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Network promotion

We looking for a number of people who would like to spend time out and about promoting the Growers’ Network and the Harvest Feastival. This role will involve contacting and visiting primary schools, secondary schools, colleges and community groups across the city. Training and information will be given for this role so enthusiasm and an enjoyment of talking are the main skills needed! This role would be a minimum of 3 hours per week.


Would you like to offer lifts for events? Or maybe drive equipment or surplus crops around to help the network? All fuel costs will be reimbursed to anyone who would like help the network out in this way.

Skillshare organisers

The Growers’ Network currently run one practical skillshare per month at different food growing projects across Hull but we would like to run more. This is a role for people who have existing experience in organising events, or who would like to learn how to do this by helping out at skillshare events.

Graphic artist / illustrator

We are looking for someone to help us create exciting and eye-catching publicity material, posters, banners and colourful artwork. You should be creative and love your work. Computer graphics knowledge would be useful but is certainly not essential. This role is for approximately 3 hours per week

General help

Would you like to offer us help every now and again? We are looking for people who would like to help out occasionally with admin, distributing leaflets, setting up for events and other bits and bobs.

If you are interested in any of these roles or would like to help out in the Growers’ Network in any other way,  please email us at or call us on 01482 427647 by the 9th of July.GN_smilesbetter

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Frith Farm, Beverley

 Frith Farm – volunteers welcome  


From 1 May 2016 work commenced at Frith Farm, a co-operative farming venture that aims to provide sustainable, local, seasonal, quality organic produce for members of the farm. Frith Farm will be using land at Molescroft Grange Farm, Beverley. For more information see Facebook page or contact Ben Allwood on 07521 757 587.

Transition & Permaculture Hull will be organising a trip to visit Frith Farm on Mon 13 June, early evening. Ben will show us round and there may be an opportunity to help with some hands-on tasks. If you are interested in taking part in this visit please send a message to us via the contact form on this website.

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May Meeting of Transition & Permaculture Hull

Next meeting of Transition & Permaculture Hull:

  • Mon 9 May 2016
  • 7.45 pm at Constable St Field
  • 8.45 pm at Boulevard Village Hall

Weather permitting, we hope to visit the Constable St Field site, look at the Community Allotment area and discuss plans for its future.

The meeting will continue at the Boulevard Village Hall, for a session where Lausanne reports back items of interest from the Permaculture National Diploma Gathering in Bristol, followed by a general discussion about permaculture, spring growing tasks and food growing.

All welcome. Tea,coffee and biscuits as usual. Ring Lausanne on 07816 141169 for more info. If the weather is awful, go straight to the Hall for 7.45 pm

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Growers’ Network Skillshare Thu 12 May

Hull Harvest Feast-ival Growers’ Network will be running its first skill share on

Thu 12 May 2016 – meet 6.15 pm at TimeBank Office, The Community Enterprise Centre, Cottingham Rd, Hull, HU5 2DH

The skillshare will take place on the TimeBank allotment plot off Newland Avenue. It will provide a chance to share skills and meet up with other people interested in growing food. This first session will focus on planning your growing plot, ground preparation and sowing seeds. Bring gardening gloves if you have them. For more information email or call TimeBank on 01482 427647

Growers’ Network Website :

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Volunteer at Constable Community Allotment

Volunteer Sessions at Constable Street Field Community Allotment

All members of Transition & Permaculture Hull are invited to join regular volunteering sessions at Constable St Field to help develop the Community Allotment, starting in April 2016 and continuing during the growing season.

The sessions will be on a Saturday at 12 noon at Constable St Field, Constable St, Hull HU3 3DF

Please come along and lend a hand if you can, there is lots to be done. Tools will be provided, but you might want to bring your own gloves, and wear boots as it may be muddy.

Lausanne  Tranter is happy for anyone interested to give her a ring on 07816 141169 and find out more, for example what the main tasks will be on any particualr week.

Anyone who might be able to come along to Lausanne’s house at 11.30 am to help her carry stuff to the site should give her a ring.

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