News and blogs
This page brings together articles written by or about the learning community here at Schumacher College and Dartington Arts School. We are open to submissions from all members. If you are interested in contributing please contact email@example.com.
Listen to our podcast with Dr Simon Platten, programme lead on BSc Regenerative Food, Farming and Enterprise in which he talks about his passion for teaching on the UK's first ever course in regenerative farming and why he thinks changing the food system can...
Recent Dartington graduate exhibits new work exploring how songs are carried across borders and continents and yet remain firmly rooted in the places they were first sung.
The Resurgence Trust is seeking a talented and experienced senior editor to work on all aspects of the production of our bimonthly membership magazine, which has been hailed as the flagship publication of the environment movement. The successful candidate will be committed to ecological, spiritual and social values.
We are delighted for our student Rachel Long who has received 12 Theatre Award nominations for her performance piece, ‘Bright Mother’.
In this blog post we reflect on the cycle of learning as experienced on MA Engaged Ecology through the process of growing, treating and weaving flax into linen.
Engaged Ecology Student Hannah Close launches fundraising campaign to make a programme about the magical Hebridean Islands in the far north of Scotland.
With the arrival of her arboreally-inspired paintings in our gallery space, we catch up with artist Zoe Benbow to find out more about her creative process, the influences and training that helped shape her work, and the ways in which place and the natural world continue to inspire her.
Students on MA Arts & Place spend two weeks at the high-end gallery developing work responding to the theme of ‘Remember Nature’, a project inspired by artist and activist Gustav Metzger.
Engaged Ecology lecturer Andy Letcher has discovered much that is unfamiliar as he visits a Swedish forest while teaching. Yet he discovers the only way to understand it is by taking your place in that natural world and watching nature thrive around you.
Teaching on the BSc Regenerative Food & Farming, Schumacher College’s first ever undergraduate degree, whcih began this week.
Horticulture graduate Tim Dickens reflects on the last three years of his new venture, Teign Greens, a community supported agriculture (CSA) project that he runs with his wife Holly Budgen and ‘farm baby’ Theo.
We are delighted to announce a new scholarship for our MSc Regenerative Food, Farming & Enterprise to support an international student starting in January 2023 with £5,000 towards their tuition fees. The subject-specific scholarship, made available thanks to generous private donations, will increase the accessibility of the course to one student outside the UK, and adds to a long tradition at Dartington of supporting cross-cultural learning.
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.
We’re delighted to announce that Simon Platten will be joining our faculty as senior lecturer to lead our BSc Regenerative Food and Farming.
We are delighted to welcome Emma Kidd as lecturer on our Ecological Design Thinking programme.
Combining life experience of growing up on a dairy farm with her studies at Schumacher College, Emma Stewart hopes to bring greater understanding between regenerative and more mainstream approaches.
A new project to open up more land on the Dartington estate to support and encourage regenerative agricultural innovation.
Indigenous agroecological farming practices can teach us how farming can adapt but may not be enough to confront serious drought, writes Nathan Einbinder. Article first published in Wicked Leeks.
In the spirit of our MA Arts & Place, Emma Yorke reports on her trip to the international ‘Textures of Emotions: Storytelling and Textiles’ Conference in Athens.
Following on from the sad news of the death of James Lovelock, we've delved into the archives and Dr Stephan Harding's own memory banks to reflect on the impact the founder of Gaia has had. Below is a recording of a conversation with Stephan out in the gardens at the...