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Which came first

LandWorks blog: Which came first?

Wednesday 25 February, 2015

I could talk about making omelettes and cracking eggs. However it’s probably more useful if I continue to update you all as ‘Transforming Rehabilitation’ continues to roll out.

Conservation diary: Spring is on its way

Wednesday 25 February, 2015

The signs of Spring is on it’s way with large clumps of snowdrops showing on the woodland floor, fresh frogs spawn in ponds and thrush’s claiming their territories.

Image of bear baiting

Gardens blog: Bear-baiting in the Tiltyard

Friday 20 February, 2015

Katherine Ross is a gardener for Dartington Gardens, hoping to share the interesting titbits and conundrums that she comes across researching the gardens. Her first blog involves the emotive subject of Bear Baiting.

Head Chef Anuj Thakur at the White Hart, holder of an SRA champion star

Food & Farming blog: White Hart stars in step towards sustainability

Tuesday 17 February, 2015

“I’m really pleased to be able to share with you the news that Dartington is now a member of the Sustainable Restaurant Association, and that our White Hart Restaurant and Roundhouse Café have been accredited as 1 Star champions for the year 2015.”

Mackerel escabesche

Anuj's recipe: Mackerel escabeche

Tuesday 10 February, 2015

Mackerel is available the whole year round on our South Devon coast – this version is lightly cured with pickled vegetables and orange dressing.

Job Application

LandWorks blog: A tale of two cities

Wednesday 04 February, 2015

You may have managed to avoid trouble inside; to get clean from drugs or have sorted yourself out. But what happens if you’ve nowhere to go afterwards?

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.

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.”

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