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50 Years of E.F. Schumacher’s Small Is Beautiful
E.F. Schumacher argued for economic systems that are good for people and planet. Find out how we are still influenced by his thinking today, and about some special events to mark his impact.
Saving the world, one bite at a time
What you have for elevenses can make a difference!
The miracle food that no one is talking about
A much maligned part of our food system makes a comeback – kind of.
Don’t try this at home
Can AI create a recipe as good as our team of chefs? We decided to find out.
Poet and musician takes leading role at Dartington Arts School
Valentin Gerlier shares his hopes and dreams as he joins the arts community at Dartington and says he is looking forward to becoming immersed in deep and challenging conversations.
New open sessions launched at Dartington by Moor to Sea
Find out more about the open space creative music sessions now available at Dartington from the Moor to Sea collective.
Artist Emily Powell launches new exhibition after residency
Following a residency at Dartington, contemporary British artist Emily Powell launches an exhibition our Gallery to showcase the new work inspired by the natural landscape of the Dartington estate.
Unique opportunity for artists to develop their work
An Artist Development Programme to support emerging creatives, working in the fields of environmental and social justice, has been launched.
Restoration project for historic yew trees
Major pruning is underway to preserve the 200 year-old Irish yew trees, known as the “12 Apostles” in Dartington’s gardens.
Interview: Michael Sells on producing our new theatre season at Dartington
Senior arts producer Michael Sells talks about the launch of Dartington’s new thought-provoking theatre programme.
New Entrant Farming Enterprise Programme launched
Accessing land is one of the greatest barriers for people wanting to work in agriculture – so we’ve created a programme that can try and help change that.
Winter gardening for wellbeing
Jane Gleeson explains how getting to know your garden during the ‘slumber months’ can benefit both your own health and your outdoor space.
Finding your voice
Anna Partridge reflects on this enriching weekend course, led by conductor, pianist and vocal coach Ruairi Edwards.
8 Short Course Highlights of 2022
This week we’ve finished our run of festive workshops, which means that after over 60 events this year’s short course programme has drawn to a close! So with a few weeks until Christmas, it feels like the perfect time to share with you some of our favourite courses and workshops from 2022.
New Chair of Trustees to lead Dartington Trust into its second century
We are delighted to announce that after an extensive search process we have appointed the Rt Hon Lord David Triesman to be the next Chair of the Trust.
New boiler connection to reduce carbon emissions and save money
Dartington Trust continues its transition to a target of net zero carbon output by 2030 by further reducing the use of oil.
Dartington tenants to create Chinese Medicine Garden for all to enjoy
A fundraiser to build a Chinese herbal medicine garden has been launched by a group of tenants on the Dartington Estate who want to create a peaceful place for everyone to enjoy.
Fabulous local food at a fair price promises new White Hart Chef
Whether it is Michelin-starred fine food or hearty gastro meals new chef Adam Page creates tempting seasonal food with low food miles.
What can islands teach us about climate change?
A student project is set to show how islands can be the first places to reveal early shifts in climate change and help us become better prepared.
50 creatives hosted by Dartington for social change event
We are very proud to be partnering with Counterpoints Arts on their 4th Pop Culture & Social Change retreat.
Undergraduates return to Dartington for the first time in 12 years
The degree builds on the position Dartington continues to carve for itself as an innovator in the teaching of ecological, regenerative approaches to agriculture, land use and culture.
Growing opportunities for students and graduates at Dartington
Seven acres of land has been set aside for use by students and graduates to give them space to experiment with new agro ecological growing techniques.
Flag at half-mast following the death of Queen Elizabeth II
Dartington Trust joins the nation in mourning the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. As a mark of respect our White Hart flag will be kept at half-mast until the funeral.
Why Escaping Linear Time Is Good For Us and Good for the Planet
In this though piece by Regenerative Economics lecturer Ruth Potts we explore how our western sense of time is closely tied to the industrial past, and how we might benefit from more cyclical, poetic conceptions of the stream of life.
Dartington student presents at World Congress of Soil Science
MSc Regenerative Food and Farming student Jude Allen writes abotu her recent trip to Glasgow to present her work at World Soil Congress.
Clearing 2022: Spaces available on BSc Regenerative Food & Farming
We are open for applications through UCAS Clearing for our BSc Regenerative Food and Farming, starting in September 2022. Call our Clearing hotline on 01803 847220 to apply.
Remembering James Lovelock: architect of the Gaia Theory
The scientist was fearless in the face of controversy and was one of the first to raise concerns about the interconnectedness of all life and the potential ecological damage being done to the planet,
Vaughan Williams: conductor William Vann picks his top five
2022 marks 150 years since the birth of Vaughan Williams. As one of the most influential composers to come out of our little island, we had to mark this anniversary in style. Our Big Choir will be celebrating with a week long course culminating in a performance of...
Wild orchids are barometers of healthy soil beneath our feet
The presence of thousands of these special plant scattered across the meadows of Dartington Estate reveals the secrets of the health of the soil beneath.
Polytunnels boost self-sufficiency and help beat the ‘hungry gap’
New polytunnels save money and food miles by increasing the amount of ‘home grown’ produce for Schumacher College.