Dartington Trust is a centre for learning, arts, ecology and social justice based on a 1,200 acre estate near Totnes.

What’s On

We are postponing most of our short courses, cinema and live events from 5 Nov-2 Dec – find out more here. Our estate is still open to visitors – for full information on what’s available, including food takeaways, take a look here.


dartington art zooms

Various dates: Join our brilliant tutors for these friendly, open-to-all sessions. Includes landscape painting, Christmas wreath making and more.

sunday roast

fresh & delicious lockdown takeaways

Enjoy hot evenings meals to go from our Green Table café team, or cap off a crisp Sunday stomp on the estate with a superlative roast.

lizzy hawker

Earth Talk: JOURNEY

9 Dec: Ultrarunner Lizzy Hawker presents the story of a journey along the Great Himalaya Trail: beautiful, rough, hard and unforgettable…


Learning at Dartington

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We offer transformative learning delivered by world-class tutors in a truly unique campus experience. If you’re a new student looking for information and resources to support your study, please visit our Resources for Students.

For nearly 30 years, Schumacher College has been at the forefront of engaging ecological, economic, and social challenges, with our portfolio today including our first ever undergraduate programme.


And new for 2020, Dartington Arts School draws on our rich international heritage and our wealth of dance, theatre, music and art studios to provide a dynamic and responsive context for contemporary postgraduate study.


A student from Plymouth Universtiy works on the eco-pod at DartingtonWe offer a variety of opportunities for part-time learning, with courses ranging from a few hours, to weekly classes, to longer residential experiences.

Schumacher College delivers a unique brand of small-group, residential experiences which embrace themes of wellbeing and sustainability. Courses take place in the classroom, gardens and kitchen, and range from a weekend to three weeks.


Curating programmes across music, performance, writing, dance and contemporary visual art, our new programme of arts courses aim to animate our rural space with global perspective and profound experiences. They beautifully complement our exisiting Craft Revolution programme in collaboration with over 50 makers from across the South West and beyond.

A variety of other programmes run throughout the year, including four weeks of shared music making, learning and listening at our renowned Dartington Music Summer School & Festival.


Learning is the beating heart of our year-round programme of events, which spans genres from film to craft to exhibitions.

Due to the coronavirus crisis, much of our events programme (including our Barn Cinema) is taking a break. Instead, we’re running a virtual programme, which includes the first ever online editions of our long-running Earth Talks.


Learning at Dartington is mainly delivered through the courses and events we offer year-round, but a range of resources are also available online to help get a flavour of what we offer.

Schumacher College has an wide range of talks and interviews available on their YouTube channel, and you can read student essays and dissertations on their website. Our online Earth Talk series is also available in full to watch online.

You can read the latest learning-related news here, and explore the history of the estate online here.

Other resources include our Arts and Learning podcast channel, which includes playlists such as our Laser Talks – inspired by the school climate strikes, Dark Mountain and Extinction Rebellion.

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Have you ever had that feeling where even though you are not at work you are still thinking about it? Are you constantly trying to relax, but never quite managing to get round to properly switching off? Well we've got just the online course for you! Starting next week, this new 6 week course How Do We Truly Rest? equips you with the techniques to really find peace in your mind and in your body. Book your place via the ecology short courses link in our bio. #rest #relax #relaxing #relaxationtechniques #dartington #schumachercollege #onlinecourse ...

With the latest news that we now have a vaccine for coronavirus, medical science is rightfully receiving its time in the limelight. But what of the models and structures of thought that underpin contemporary medical science, and science more broadly? Our MSc in Holistic Science at Schumacher College allows you to explore this question with rigorous inquiry into the methods, techniques and philosophical underpinnings of science, via the subversive thinkers and scientists who have presented alternatives to the mainstream throughout history. To find out more about the course, join us this Thursday afternoon at 4pm for a live chat online with Holistic Science lecturer Troy Vine who takes your questions ahead of the start of the next cohort January. Register for your free place via the What's On link in our bio. Applications are still open if you are considering applying for January 2021, but we encourage you to get your applications in soon to allow time for you to prepare to study this fascinating subject. Image credit: A botanical study by the British diarist and amateur artist Mary Delany, from the Met Museum collection. #schumachercollege #dartington #holisticscience #goethe #science #holism #postgrad #mastersdegree ...

No matter where you are in the world, you can learn to make a super festive, foraged winter wreath with our latest online @thecraftrevolution course starting 2nd Dec... Dartington Art Zoom: Woodland Foraged Wreath Making with Grace Allardyce A woodland walk, a winter garland Book via link in bio (short courses) ABOUT THIS EVENT Join Grace Allardyce, from Studio Kado @studiokado_ as she shows you how to make a seasonal wreath from your woodland walk. Using 100% foraged ingredients Grace will guide you through a wreath making technique, showing you how to put together an organic wreath from gathered materials. Different techniques and tips will be shown throughout the class, using a wide variety of foraged items and materials, giving you lots of inspiration to get gathering and making next time you’re out and about! Gather together some materials before the class and make alongside Grace or join us for an instructional tutorial and make after, once you’re feeling inspired and confident in your wreath making skills. Some materials that will work well for this class; flexible twigs and branches for the base and decorative elements such as cones, nuts, evergreen foliage, ferns, seedpods, dried grasses etc. Some flexible reel wire will come in handy and a glue gun if you have one (but not essential). Grace will be returning next year with her ever popular floristry courses – Seasonal Floristry #floristry #flowers #craftflowers #weddingflowers #wreath #wreathmaking #wreathmakingworkshop #loveflowers #madebyhand #handmade #handmadewithlove ...

Need some fresh air this weekend? The Dartington estate is still fully open throughout the lockdown period and beyond for anyone and everyone looking to get out and about in nature…. There are many miles of truly beautiful walks, from short strolls to long stomps, with paths along the River Dart, the historic Deer Park and through the stunning sequoia in North Wood. To see a range of suggested walks for all, head to: www.dartington.org/visit/walks Dartington Trust welcomes everyone from the local community and beyond to enjoy and benefit from free access to the wider estate all year round. The Gardens are currently accessible only to members, staff and tenants. More news on how these will open back up to the public soon! In need of refuelling after all that fresh air? The Green Table Cafe and White Hart have some superb takeaway meal options: from cakes and coffees on the go, fresh frozen dinners to hot suppers and (not to be missed) cracking Sunday Lunches to enjoy back home! See menus and pre order your hot takeaways at www.dartington.org/visit/food-drink/ If you find yourself down near at The Shops at Dartington , the Pop Up Cafe and Food Shop are also open daily for light bites and local fare, from festive gift ideas to delicious local cakes and pies. Plus a brand new deli counter! All profits from Dartington Trust businesses go towards our charitable mission as a centre for learning, arts, ecology and social justice. Find out more at dartington.org Visit Totnes Visit Devon #totnes #devon #dartingtonestate #escapetheeveryday ...

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