Ecologist Dr Stephan Harding reflects on the decision to rewild a large stretch of land along the River Dart 30 years ago and the benefits to wildlife we can see there today.
Regenerative Food, Farming and Enterprise
We pay homage to one of the most abundant crops nature has to offer us on the Dartington estate.
Following a recent Engaged Ecology visit to Lower Sharpham Farm, we consider the ecological, social and political complexities of rewilding in practice.
Last week, Andy joined our Regenerative Food & Farming students to talk about his experiences and find out what we do at Dartington, including our agroforestry techniques.
This week our Regenerative Food, Farming and Enterprise MSc students have been learning all about the time-honoured practice of hedgelaying, and in this blog post we explore how it might be compared to the learning process more generally.
We’re pleased to announce that Mel Harvey of School Farm CSA has joined the faculty at Schumacher College as Assistant Lecturer on our Regenerative Food and Farming programmes.
Find out why we’re returning to the almost lost art of coppicing and the ecological and agricultural benefits of reviving this ancient practice.
Last week the ORFC brought together thousands to discuss ecological approaches to farming and food production, including many of us at Schumacher College.
Find out from our Head Gardener, Colum Pawson, how he goes about planning what to grow next season and where.
Our regenerative food and farming lead, Dr Nathan Einbinder explores the meaning of the term regenerative, the possible pitfalls and missuses. He goes on to offer his own definition and to outline the transformative framework that needs to underpin it if we are to tackle environmental and social crises.