Applications for the new Dartington Certificate in Sustainable have exceeded expectations. The high demand for this new course reflects the urgent need for new ways of running in the UK and across the world.
Just this month the UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Minister Hilary Benn said We need a radical rethink of how we produce and consume our food. Globally we need to cut emissions and adapt to the changing climate that will alter what we can grow and where we can grow it. We must maintain the natural resources – soils, water, and biodiversity – on which food production depends (DEFRA News Release, 10 August)
A partnership between Duchy College and Dartington, the certificate will be run, in the main through practical experience on three pioneering horticultural projects on the Dartington Estate. These are the nationally renowned 21st Century Dartington Hall gardens; School Farm, a community-focused market garden developing low carbon growing technology and working to organic standards; and the forest garden around Schumacher College.
Schumacher College looks forward to welcoming students on this pioneering certificate in September. For more details about the programme, click here.