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Anna Partridge reflects on this enriching weekend course, led by conductor, pianist and vocal coach Ruairi Edwards.
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.
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.
Dartington Trust continues its transition to a target of net zero carbon output by 2030 by further reducing the use of oil.
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.
Whether it is Michelin-starred fine food or hearty gastro meals new chef Adam Page creates tempting seasonal food with low food miles.
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.
We are very proud to be partnering with Counterpoints Arts on their 4th Pop Culture & Social Change retreat.
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.
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.
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.
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.
MSc Regenerative Food and Farming student Jude Allen writes abotu her recent trip to Glasgow to present her work at World Soil Congress.
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.
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,
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...
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.
New polytunnels save money and food miles by increasing the amount of ‘home grown’ produce for Schumacher College.
Our horticulture team at Schumacher College are taking part in trials through the South West Grain Network to find new strains of wheat that are grown more effectively in our climate. We catch up with Michael Cooper, one of our horticulture interns this year to find out more…
In a month when members of the public have been urged to ‘plant a tree for the Jubilee’, our conservation warden Mike Newby advises that while trees are valuable at capturing carbon, using our land to address climate change needs a more complex approach.
In response to the Government Food Strategy published today, we consider the lack of detail and focus on developing authentically regenerative practices, and the need for a thoughtful, holistic approach with more immediately tangible action points.
Music for little ones and families this summer It’s nearly that time of year again, when music fills the grounds of Dartington for our annual Summer School & Festival. Established over 70 years ago, the historic Summer School has grown an international reputation...
Every week until the end of June, our conservation wardens will be gently checking our bird boxes in order to contribute to a UK-wide analysis of avian activity.
Our Conservation Warden, Mike, takes a look at how we work to preserve and foster some of the key areas of wildlife and nature on our estate.
Mary writes on how the passage of time, and our relationship with literature, are both indelibly intertwined.
Dartington’s new head gardener, Neville Evans, talks about his love of trees and his passion for exotic plants – which has taken him around the world from Bicton to Belize.
We are very sad to hear of the death of Harrison Birtwistle, who had a long history with our Summer School as both a student and teacher.
Gardener, plantsman and broadcaster, who has died at the age of 83, was a central figure in the Dartington landscape for the better part of 20 years.
Following a recent Engaged Ecology visit to Lower Sharpham Farm, we consider the ecological, social and political complexities of rewilding in practice.
Musician turned ecological farmer Andy Cato offers advice to our farming students.In a quest for self-sufficiency and changing the way we eat, Andy Cato left behind a successful music career and bought a farm in the south west of France. Having spent the last 10 years...