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Jon Perkin and his goats at Dartington Dairy

TRESOC awarded grant to develop Anaerobic Digester at Old Parsonage Farm

The proposed plant would process farmyard manures with other green materials - and potentially food wastes from cafés and restaurants on the estate - to generate electricity and heat. Read More >>

Dartington expands live arts programme as it reconnects with its radical roots

The country estate that brought radical arts to rural south Devon from the 1930s is reconnecting to its roots with a substantial investment in its arts programme which sees the launch of ‘Dartington Live’. Read More >>

Actors from the Natural Theatre Company as the Champernownes, who commissioned the original Deer Park wall in 1738.

Dartington Deer Park wall to be removed from Historic England’s ‘Heritage at Risk’ register

A 14th century deer park wall on the Dartington Hall estate that was in danger of being lost forever is to be removed from Historic England’s ‘Heritage At Risk’ register after repair and conservation works. Read More >>

Freshly-cast pewter arrowheads and their rubber mould, as created by KEVICC students

Secondary students’ arrows ready to fly in Dartington Deer Park education programme

Over 220 students from King Edward VI Community College (KEVICC), Totnes, have been spending time on the Dartington estate as part of a project combining historic and contemporary craft skills. Read More >>

queen's marsh montage

Work starts on first stage of Queen's Marsh wetland habitat restoration

Work has begun to transform Queen’s Marsh area into a wetland home for a vast array of wildlife - but the help of the public is needed to ensure the project can be completed. Read More >>

Dan Pearson. Photograph: Emli Bendixen

Grounds for celebration: Award-winning designer Dan Pearson appointed to rethink our Gardens

Leading landscape designer Dan Pearson has been commissioned to produce a creative masterplan and management plan for Dartington Hall's Grade 2* listed gardens. Read More >>

2017 General election – Totnes Constituency hustings at Dartington Hall

Catch up with our pre General Election ‘Question Time’-style hustings event, which gave Totnes Constituency voters the chance to hear from and question those seeking to represent them in parliament. Read More >>

Mona Nasseri (second from right) with colleagues from the Jali Ardhi project

Profile: Mona Nasseri

The Jali Ardhi - 'Care for the Land' - project is a remarkable study of the effects of soil erosion in East Africa. Here, Mona Nasseri, senior lecturer in ecological design thinking at Schumacher College, talks about the project and the challenges involved. Read More >>

Noisettes performing at Party in the Town. (c) Aubrey Simpson

Over 3000 turn out for free Totnes party

A celebration of the diversity of music and creativity in Totnes returned on Friday 28 April, as the second Party in the Town attracted 3,500 revellers. Read More >>

Fallow deer arrive at Dartington. Photo: Into the Woods Photography

Dartington Deer Park sees fallow deer arrive for Easter

Seventeen fallow deer have arrived at the Dartington Deer Park - the latest addition to a new visitor attraction being created that will bring 700 years of history alive for people of all ages, including local school children. Read More >>

Tiny House eco-pod on Dartington estate

Architecture students create unique camping experience

A striking new eco-pod for campers - designed and built by students from the University of Plymouth with Dartington's craft tutors - has been unveiled. Read More >>

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Statement from The Dartington Hall Trust in response to SHDC's Joint Local Plan development site proposals

The Dartington Hall Trust’s Chief Executive, Rhodri Samuel, has expressed serious concern about development proposals announced by South Hams District Council (SHDC). Read More >>

South Devon Refugee Support Network workshop

Refugee integration programme to be delivered by South Devon partnership

Plans for a year of activity to build cross-cultural connections and help South Devon-based refugees and asylum seekers settle in the UK have been given the go ahead thanks to a recently secured Big Lottery Fund grant. Read More >>

Joanna MacGregor at Dartington. (c) Kate Mount

Joanna MacGregor extends position as Artistic Director

The Dartington Hall Trust is delighted to announce that Joanna MacGregor OBE will be extending her position as Artistic Director for The Dartington International Summer School & Festival until summer 2019. Read More >>

The field at Dartington proposed for agroforestry use

Trust to test new multi-agency agroforestry model on 48 acres

The Dartington Hall Trust is pioneering a new model of agroforestry that aims to combine five food and farming enterprises to create an agroecological system that is both collaborative and commercially viable. Read More >>

Trust, TRESOC and Beco staff by Lescaze solar array

Listed 30s building goes solar in local partnership

A new 30kWh solar-PV array has been put on the roof of the Lescaze Offices in Dartington village to provide renewable electricity. Read More >>

A pupil demonstrates the best bit about getting hands-on at the Deer Park

Primary school children explore cob, wattle and ancestral treasure at Dartington’s Deer Park

The Dartington Hall Trust recently welcomed 57 primary school children, their teachers and volunteers from St Margaret's Academy in Torbay to its first pilot workshop for primary schools in its Heritage Lottery Fund supported Deer Park project. Read More >>

Nigel Topping

Local climate change expert Nigel Topping joins the Dartington Hall Trustees

The Dartington Hall Trust has announced the appointment of businessman, environmental campaigner and long-time Totnes resident Nigel Topping as its newest Board member. Read More >>

Bob Tomlinson and potential self builders discuss the issues at a community consultation workshop in November 2016

Award-winning architects appointed to Dartington’s self and custom build project

The Trust has appointed an award-winning architectural practice to co-design its new development of self and custom build homes at the Plantation, Dartington Lane. Read More >>

Children get to grips with the new play facility

Fairytale fun as new play area launches at Dartington

A new natural play facility on the Dartington estate was launched recently with a unicorn-themed fun day for children of all ages. Read More >>