Meet our academic and professional staff at Dartington Trust.
Having trained in agroecological community food growing and wildlife conservation, she went on to run a community garden and accessible urban food growing course in Bristol. She brings her experience in a variety of horticultural settings including flower farming, heritage ornamental gardening, and small-scale market gardening, to the college.
Amy’s aim is to embed the Practical Residency in the politics of food sovereignty and the practice of deep ecology. Her interest in grassroots social justice activism has led her to cocreate an annual Pride event with Schumacher College students.
Academic Skills Tutor
Student Support Officer
Sarah is Head of Community Learning, and has a background in movement education, festival production, performance and radio-making.
She has worked at the Dartington Estate since 2005 and has over ten years of experience in community media, events production, and project management.
Sarah is currently secretary of Soundart Radio, an arts based community station for Totnes and Dartington. Sarah founded and organised the festival ‘Stream’, a Series of Transdisciplinary Rituals and Events in Art and Music, and in 2018 reunited the international Dartington College of Arts alumni community into living and working together again on the Estate. Sarah is training in Body-Mind Centering and practices Scaravelli-inspired yoga. She teaches independently as Sound Site Somatics, as well as a visiting teacher for short courses at Schumacher College and the School of Experiential Learning.
Sarah has a first class BA Hons in Theatre and Choreographic Practices from Dartington College of Arts.
Will is Head of Learning Programmes at Dartington, with experience working in programming and communications at a range of arts organisations, including in the Literature and Music Departments at the British Council and at Charleston Trust.
Harriet is Head Grower at Schumacher College. She grew up on an organic farm in North Devon and has a deep rooted connection with sustainable food production.
Harriet has spent time working on organic farms in both hemispheres, on a range of scales and set-ups. In recent years she worked as a commercial organic veg grower in Gloucester.
Harriet is particularly passionate about how we can include agroecological practices in commercial organic vegetable production. As a grower and educator here at Schumacher, she hopes to share her experience with students, so they can go forward using these practices in their own growing careers.
Outside of growing, Harriet loves spending time in the water, surfing, sailing or swimming. She also loves natural crafts and has made a few haphazard baskets and has been weaving the same sunhat for over two years.’
Admission and Recruitment Officer
Julia is a chef at Schumacher College and has been at the College since it opened in 1991, when she was a student on the very first course (Gaia Theory).
Before moving to Devon she worked for Westminster City Council and the medical charity Lepra and shestudied Social Anthropology and Philosophy at the University of East Anglia. ‘I have always loved cooking, but never thought I’d end up as a professional cook! Only at Schumacher College under the banner of team work and love of good fresh local food could I have enjoyed catering for so long. It’s exciting to see the importance of food (preparation, sourcing and growing) being put at the forefront of some of the cutting edge movements of today – the Transition movement and the Slow Food movement – and to realise that as a learning ground for holistic cooks, the College kitchen has a lot to contribute.’
BSc Regenerative Food and Farming Administrator
Colin is Head of Quality & Standards. He is responsible for ensuring quality processes are embedded in the taught programmes.
He is actively involved in the development of the academic portfolio at Dartington Trust with our accrediting partners at the University of Plymouth. Colin is on a number of editorial boards, including Message Journal
Taught Programmes Administrator
Sim has a lot of experience of working in Higher Education libraries from her work at Colleges in Devon and Cornwall. She has a Post Graduate Diploma in Library and Information Management. Her first degree was in Environmental Science, and she continues to be passionate about Ecology. She is passionate about Arts as well as being unapologetically, a bibliophile.
Taught Programmes Senior Administrator and Admissions Officer