Welcome to our Networks page

If you run a local network that you would like to add to our list here then please get in touch via the contact form

Our main network is the North East Permaculture Network which is a google group open to anyone to join, just follow the link or use our contact form. This is a participatory network with over 600 members sharing a variety of permaculture related news on a regular basis. It is a thriving and informative network. There is also a North East Permaculture Diploma and Teachers group for those considering or having started their permaculture diploma or involved in teaching permaculture, and for Facebook fans there is a North East Permaculture Facebook group and for those further afield there is a North of England Facebook group.

Here’s a list of all the other relevant networks and projects in the region:

Durham Local Food network and website aims to encourage the production and consumption of locally produced food within County Durham, and to increase the number of processors, retailers and caterers using locally produced food. They have a network that you can join and a website to explore with lots of local food information

Incredible Mackem Organic for all the Wearsiders doing permaculture and growing organic

Land Workers Alliance North East is a local branch of the national network. It provides a means for local land workers to connect and share

Living for the Future has been set up to inspire, inform and connect people who are interested in creating sustainable housing in the north east of England, both urban and rural. They are interested in Housing Co-ops, Co-housing and Low Impact Development, including self build. They are also interested in issues such as affordability, environmental sustainability and strengthening communities. They have an e-mail group to get up to date information on events in the region and details of when new groups are meeting. They have both an urban group and a rural group. The urban group has set up a blog, where people can follow what they are doing.

Middlesbrough Permaculture Network has its own facebook group. The Network centres on Middlesbrough but also covers the surrounding areas of Redcar, Cleveland, North Yorkshire, Stockton-On-Tees and Hartlepool. Details of projects, events, enquiries and requests for help are posted on the Network’s Facebook group or they can be contacted via Cath at Middlesbrough Environment City project

North Pennines Smallholders Network bring together smallholders, landowners and like-minded people together to learn more about their land and how they can work together to look after it

South Tyne Sustainability, based around the Haltwhistle area help to organise and promote green issues in their area

Transition Durham is a constituted network based in Durham City with nearly 350 members, various associated projects and organisations and actively developing new projects and organisations. It’s core group, called the Hub meets monthly and new members are welcome

Transition Initiative Newcastle provides a monthly email newsletter on Transition events happening in Newcastle email: transitioninitiativenewcastle (at) and ask to join their list

Transition Tynedale is an exciting and very active transition group based in Hexham with various projects and groups

Transition West Gateshead aka TWiG is the most recent transition initiative in the north east running various events and projects. They also have a Facebook page which can be found here

The North East Workers Educational Association has a Green Branch which runs events and courses including the Green Thinking Tools course

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