Sustainability

Sustainability forms a key part of Dartington’s commitment to food and farming communities.

The Dartington Hall Trust occupies a 1200-acre estate which was bought in 1925 by visionaries, Dorothy and Leonard Elmhirst, as the base for an experiment in rural
regeneration.

Today, the world-renowned Schumacher College is at the forefront of new thinking and action on climate change, biodiversity and sustainable living.

Dartington is also home to Old Parsonage Farm, which is in the process of developing a sustainable farming model which benefits the community whilst producing quality local produce.

Above: Masters students at Schumacher College talk about their experiences of a unique approach to learning.

More about food and farming at Dartington

Sustainability at Dartington

Find out more about Schumacher College – giving people from across the globe the opportunity to learn about environmental, economic and social sustainability.



Schumacher College hosts a number of talks and events from a range of brilliant minds. Browse the full programme




Food & Farming blogs: Regular updates from John Channon, Estate Manager, and Harriet Bell, Community Resilience (Food & Farming) Manager, on how Dartington uses its land to meet our commitments to community projects and sustainable farming.



Old Parsonage Farm: Dartington is currently in the process of finding a partner to take us forward into a pioneering new era for land-based learning. Get all the latest news on the future of the farm

Our Vision: We work in partnership with others to deliver change in three areas: Registered charity number: 279756