Farm to fork via Schumacher College

by | May 31, 2022 | News & blogs, News & blogs: Schumacher College

Food producers and chefs from across Dartington trust, outside the White Hart pub

Staff from across the Trust who work with food

Food, ecological methods of producing it, and the preparing and eating of meals, is a central focus for us at the College. We’re a vegetarian college, and thanks to our horticulture team and kitchen staff, we’re lucky to enjoy fresh veg throughout the season.

Food is a theme that runs through all our learning programmes, and shared meals with the learning community are a key part of the rhythm of the day here. We’re delighted that this enthusiasm for food, and thinking about where it comes from, is catching on across the Dartington estate too! The picture above shows our growers and kitchen staff alongside the chefs at the the Green Table Cafe and the White Hart, and we like how it brings together the range of people behind the story of how food gets on tables at Dartington Trust.

As the growing season progresses into the summer and autumn, a high percentage of food eaten at the College and elsewhere at Dartington is grown on the estate by our fantastic horticulture team. As a result the food we eat is not only grown with an ecological mindset, drawing on principles of regenerative agriculture, permaculture, organic farming and agroecology, but it is also picked within a mile radius of where we sit down together to eat it.

Our undergraduate degree in Regenerative food and Farming, starting in September this year, is open for applications. We are offering generous bursaries to students as part of our commitment to training the next cohort of ecologically-minded farmers and food producers. To find out more and to apply, click the button below