For over nine decades the land and estate at Dartington have been used for agricultural experimentation, research and the application of new processes, with a rich and sometimes controversial history in land-based research.
Today, the estate comprises of a main tenancy, Old Parsonage Farm, which covers 480 acres and maintains a milking goat herd, small Jersey herd, beef cattle and sheep with sustainable, forward-thinking farming practices.
In addition to this, around 20 other land-based tenancies run a variety of brilliantly eclectic and progressive food and farming initiatives.
They include a meat CSA, a vegetable CSA, community orchards, allotments, apiaries, multiple varieties of agroforestry, a youth project, a biodynamic farm, a seasonal English cut flower enterprise, a new entrant into farming, an urban mushroom farm using waste coffee grounds and an initiative providing training for current and ex-prisoners.
Land Use Review
Our vision for how we use our land. Find out how we aim to tackle some of the contemporary challenges facing rural communities and agriculture.
Conservation at Dartington
From dormice to hedgerows and everything in between, conservation work plays a major part in Dartington estate life.
Our growing community
Dartington has a range of amazing tenants who farm our land in innovative ways that benefit the community, and you can meet them all here.