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'Scrooge' visits LandWorks

LandWorks blog: Hard Times or Great Expectations?

Wednesday 17 December, 2014

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

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 blog: 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 blog: 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?


Vaughan & Stephen's blog: Update, 31 Oct 2014

Friday 31 October, 2014

“This Friday marks the end of the one month extension that South Hams have given us on their ‘Our Plan’ process…”


Food & Farming blog: Our hedge fund

Wednesday 29 October, 2014

“A number of you may have noticed that we have started to undertake some tree surgery and felling along various boundaries across the estate and I thought that it might be timely to explain what we are doing and why.”

sweet chestnut in Dartington gardens

Conservation blog: First signs of autumn

Tuesday 28 October, 2014

In Estate Warden Mike’s latest blog, he takes a look at the fruits and seasonal changes of autumn.


Vaughan's blog: Update on plans for Dartington land

Thursday 23 October, 2014

“I wanted to update our community on how things are progressing in terms of the potential development of Trust land, the Neighbourhood Plan (for the parish) and “South Hams District Council’s (SHDC) ‘Our Plan’.:“http://www.southhams.gov.uk/ourplan”

Anuj's recipe: Vulscombe goat’s cheese mousse

Thursday 23 October, 2014

In the first of a new series, White Hart chef Anuj shares his recipe for goat’s cheese mousse.

Stormy weather (c) Getty

LandWorks update: Hello, innit

Friday 17 October, 2014

We have been recently struck by a wee hurricane at LandWorks. Not an autumnal gale or the tail end of something windy crossing from the Americas but a young chap with enough attitude to take on all the USA.

sewage field cows

Volunteering at Dartington: From 'sewage field' to ecological haven

Saturday 11 October, 2014

Sonja is Volunteer Manager at The Dartington Hall Trust – this blog is the first in a new series looking at the profound impact of volunteers on the Dartington estate.

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