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Bird motif at the LandWorks site

LandWorks blog: What does a feminist look like?

Friday 23 January, 2015

LandWorks first female trainee is on the horizon and coming for an interview – is this to be the dawn of a new era or several knuckle-dragging steps backwards?

Bloodied sheep fur after attack on Little Bo People flock

Food & Farming blog: Please help us prevent dog attacks

Wednesday 21 January, 2015

“Jade & Ollie, of the community farming initiative Little Bo People, got an upsetting call recently from a member of the community to let them know that they thought one of their sheep was dead.”

Catkins and snowdrops

Conservation diary: Green shoots around the corner?

Wednesday 14 January, 2015

As winter rumbles on, Mike takes a look at the rare flashes of colour and wildlife you might see, and how more exciting times are around the corner.

Oxford Real Farming Conference

Food & Farming blog: Oxford Real Farming Conference – inspiration for 2015

Monday 12 January, 2015

Harriet visits the Oxford Real Farming Conference – ‘bringing together practising, mud-on-the-boots farmers and growers with scientists and economists, and activists and lawyers, and everyone else with a serious interest in food and agriculture’.

LifeWorks volunteer Stella at the Barn Cinema

Volunteer Blog: Stella's life works at the Barn Cinema

Monday 12 January, 2015

Stella is a student from Lifeworks College which helps support people with learning disabilities, enjoying a work experience placement at the Barn Cinema.

'Scrooge' visits LandWorks

LandWorks blog: Hard Times or Great Expectations?

Sunday 11 January, 2015

A festive play which may or may not be anything to do with the Dickens classic, A Christmas Carol…

Emma Lewis-Jones and her lab team

Volunteer Blog: Emma's story

Wednesday 07 January, 2015

Emma Lewis-Jones is a choreography student in her final year studying at “Falmouth University://www.falmouth.ac.uk/, and has completed a five-week work experience placement with The Dartington Hall Trust Arts team.

Work Experience student Alexandra in The Food Shop

Volunteer Blog: Merci beaucoup Alexandra!

Friday 19 December, 2014

Meet Alexandra…a French student who is currently volunteering for two months in the Food Shop at Dartington.

Sheep on the loose near Jolly Farm

Food & Farming blog: In the spirit of collaboration

Wednesday 17 December, 2014

In this week’s blog, Harriet looks at concerns about competition amongst food growers in the Dartington and Totnes area. Is the battle with each other, or against the supermarkets?

Weddings at Dartington

Blog: Being a wedding planner at Dartington

Tuesday 16 December, 2014

Becky Smith been a wedding planner for three years, the last year as Wedding Co-Ordinator at Dartington Hall. She first found her passion for weddings whilst helping my sister plan her special day.

LandWorks update: Dear Father Christmas...

Monday 15 December, 2014

“We are all looking forward to our LandWorks Christmas do and once again everyone will help cook, mess around, eat too much, enjoy themselves with a bit of a family atmosphere.”

Black Poplar conservation process

Volunteer blog: Britain’s rarest trees get volunteer TLC

Thursday 11 December, 2014

This week, the Dartington volunteers have been dealing with one of Britain’s rarest native trees- the Black Poplar (Populus nigra subsp. Betulifolia).

Curled-up hedgehog

Conservation diary: Harsh struggle for survival

Tuesday 09 December, 2014

“From December through to spring the struggle for survival for most wildlife is at its utmost.”

Dartington LandWorks

LandWorks update: Tuesday's child is covered in scars

Friday 28 November, 2014

When it comes to dedicated counselling time, Chris believed that it might be a step too far for LandWorks – but an amazing new partnership has the potential to change everything.


Conservation diary: Spotting a well-camouflaged visitor

Monday 24 November, 2014

“If you’re visiting the Dartington estate, keep an eye out for woodcocks, which can be seen by the eagle-eyed watcher at this time of year.”

Aerial view of Dartington tenants, School Farm CSA

Food & Farming blog: Good procurement is good practice

Friday 14 November, 2014

Harriet explores the role of Facilities Managers, and how their role in procurement is vital to their organisation’s ability to source responsibly.

Artists at the Shops

Jo's blog: Art at the heart of The Shops at Dartington

Wednesday 12 November, 2014

“I’ve worked with The Craft Gallery at The Shops at Dartington for the past seven years and I am just thrilled to have this opportunity to add my own venture! “

Dartington LandWorks

LandWorks update: A day in the life...

Monday 10 November, 2014

This week, Chris waxes lyrical on an average LandWorks day.

Volunteers in the Refectory

Volunteer Blog: Schumacher Showstoppers

Wednesday 05 November, 2014

“Earlier this month I was asked by Schumacher College if I could recruit additional volunteers to help them prepare dinner for over 50 students attending the popular short course ‘The Living Touch of Wild Earth’…”


LandWorks update: Could you survive on £3.35 a day?

Friday 31 October, 2014

In this week’s LandWorks blog, Chris asks: could you survive on £3.35 a day?

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