Hull Food Partnership produces a monthly newsletter packed full of info on food, growing, and the environment. There are features about local projects and links to online events. The May Newsletter can be found at

If you find the newsletter interesting please support the work of the partnership by signing up to the newsletter. Email your name and contact details to with the subject header ‘HFP newsletter subscription’.

If you’re looking for specific information about what to sow and grow in Hull, download the Growers_Handbook_2021, newly updated for 2021.


Founded in 1903, the Workers’ Educational Association (WEA) is a charity dedicated to bringing high-quality, professional education into the heart of communities.  The following online courses are available, many courses are FREE or discounted (subject to eligibility).

  • Global Future – Sea-Level Rise & What That May Mean Lecture – 24th May
  • An Introduction to Environmental Economics – starts 7th June
  • Climate Change and Global Warming Lecture – 14th June
  • Introduction to Permaculture Day School – 19th June
  • At One with Nature – starts 22nd June

For more information about WEA Yorkshire & Humberside courses


Standing up to Drax Webinar

Biofuelwatch organised a webinar on 15 April 2021 focusing on the forests being felled in various parts of the world to become biomass  for Drax Power Station – now the world’s largest burner of biomass. Speakers from Estonia, United States, Canada and the UK contribute to a session which belies Drax’s claim that its source materials are sustainably sourced.


During the current Covid Lockdown, Transition & Permaculture Hull has not organised face-to-face meetings, events or activities, but has continued to maintain the mailing list and website. If you would like to join the mailing list please use the contact form to let us know.

Constable Community Allotment has been closed to visitors and Lausanne has been maintaining the site with selected volunteers. She can be contacted on 07816 141169. The allotment is due to reopen Sat 22 May, and the AGM will be held Sat 12 June at 12 midday at the allotment, Constable Street, Hull HU3 3DF.

If restriction are lifted on 17 May 2021 as planned, we will be having a Transition & Permaculture Hull stall at the Green Fair on Sat 29 May 2021 to be held in Cottingham at the Civic Hall on Market Square from 10 am to 3.30 pm. We will be talking to people about what activites we might organise for the coming year.


New home of the Arctic Corsair, Hull’s last remaining sidewinder trawler, at Hull’s historic North End Shipyard is set to become one of the most energy efficient buildings in the UK’s cultural and heritage sector. In response to Hull City Council declaring a climate emergency and to support its 2030 Carbon Neutral Strategy, the building is targeting net zero carbon in operation. The building will generate energy through renewable technologies to offset the carbon associated with the energy consumed within the building.


Plant and Share – Free Training, Small Grant Funding and Resources

Funding deadline 30th April

The Plant and Share campaign will be running from April 19th – May 19th and is a month where you are encouraged to sow, grow and share the plants and produce with your communities. You will be supported with resources which will be available to download from the website and also with some free growing related workshops.

There is also the opportunity to register for a free online training module Get Growing to support you and your community to start your growing journey.  This can be accessed at any time once registered.

To support you to join in with Plant and Share, there is a further round of Small Grant Funding available with deadline of 30th April. You can apply for £150 to support your growing activities for Plant and Share as well as for activity that can link in with The Big Lunch on the 5th and 6th June. Please ensure you download the form from the website to ensure you are using the most up to date.


Northern Hull Community Rainbow Garden has produced a newsletter covering the past few months. It can be viewed or downloaded from the website at:

More info about the Rainbow Garden, including a video tour with a nice view of the willlow arch, at


UK fossil fuel developments in 2021

Interesting review of UK fossil fuel developments, which include the local West Newton site in Holderness.



The Woodland Trust is offering free trees to schools and communities. Apply now and the trees will be delivered in March 2021

One Hull of a Forest is a project whose main aim is to plant trees, involving schools and businesses and the general public, to help increase the woodland cover in Hull and the East Riding.The project is linked to the HEYwoods strategy group, with a target to plant 1.2 million trees over the coming years, as part of the Northern Forest Initiative. It hopes to put Hull on the map as one of the greenest cities in the north of England. The project is managed by the ‘Plant a Tree Today’ Foundation (PATT Foundation) and the following link provides more info. They are looking for involvement in lots of ways and the link has a contact form where you can leave your details to find out more.

Treesisters  is a grassroots network of women planting over two million trees a year in the tropics. These are women committed to the restoration of our forests and the rebalancing of humanity’s relationship with the natural world, and you can join them.

Friends of the Earth Trees Campaign  calls for the tree cover in the UK to be doubled by 2045 as one of the best solutions to protect the environment and achieve net zero emissions. To sign the petition and read more:

Tree Aid is a UK Charity which works with communities in Africa to ensure they have the resources, training and support to grow and restore trees on their land.

Tree Aid

Ecosia is a search engine that plants trees. It uses the advertising revenue from your searches to plant trees where they are needed most.


Transition & Permaculture Hull is part of the Transition Network

Transition & Permaculture Hull has a copies of Transition Network Publications which can be borrowed on request

  • 21 Stories of Transition
  • The Transition Handbook
  • The Transition Companion
  • The Power of Just Doing Stuff
  • In Transition 1.0 DVD: from oil dependence to local resilience
  • In Transition 2.0 DVD: a story of resilience and hope
  • Voices of Transition DVD : community-led food production


Sites suggested by Transition & Permaculture Hull members:

page updated May 2021