Latest news and blogs

Latest news and blogs

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A Pilgrimage Across Dartmoor

Inge Page writes of the recent of the walk led by William Thomas, for our postgraduate students who were undertaking a pilgrimage across Dartmoor to mark the end of their six months of studying and living together in Dartington.
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The Power of Rebellion: A Walk through Totnes’s Radical Past, Present and Future

Ruth Potts, development co-ordinator, MA Ecological Design Thinking is a founding member of radical collective, bread, print & roses, she invites us to take a walk through Totnes’s dissenting past, present and future and ask whether new forms of citizen activism could signal a great democratic revival.
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The Launch of Holonomics: Business Where People and Planet Matter

Simon Robinson, who studied for a Masters in Holistic Science at the College, writes about his recently published book Holonomics: Business Where People and Planet Matter.
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A Culture of Contempt By Alastair McIntosh

Alastair McIntosh writes about his observations on the psychology behind much of the recent debate around Scottish independence.
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On waiting for traffic lights… and the ways to happiness by Jasper Bergink

What makes us happy? Jasper Bergink writes about his experiences on the recent Economics of Happiness course.
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College Gardens update - Feb 2014 by Jane Gleeson

Jane Gleeson – Lead Gardener at the College writes about the resurgence of life making it’s way out of the storms which have battered the country thes past few months. Life abounds once more and the garden is putting its energy back into welcoming the approaching spring sunshine and longer days.
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My Microbes, Therefore I Am: Fermentation, Health, and Human Identity

Joanna Wright writes about her exploration of the diverse and time-tested food tradition of fermentation and the journey it took her from the emergence of cellular life on earth 3.5 billion years ago, to the complex nature of human identity and the inner workings of her own gut.
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WATCH: Head, Hand and Heart - Schumacher Residential - Belle Isle

In 2013 the LLM in Environmental Law and Sustainable Development from Queens University Belfast introduced a residential component that aims to enable students to undertake a journey into the key challenges and opportunities posed by sustainability and resilience
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Care and Conserve, not Consume! Louise Pardoe

Louise Pardoe, one of our current MSc Holistic Science students, writes about the recent weather, its connection with climate change and why humanity needs to rethink its relationship with stuff and the planet. -“What would it be like if we simply committed to fulfilling our basic needs of food, water and shelter, instead of consuming more and more ‘stuff’ that require vast resources the Earth simply cannot sustain?
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Pilgrimage with William Thomas

*William Thomas, the College House Manager, writes about a 5 day commemorative walk to the College from the headquarters of Resurgence magazine in Hartland, North Devon.
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Writings from The Shepherds Hut: Part 1 - Entering the Bone-House: The Nomad in the Local - Martin Shaw

*Martin Shaw recently took up a new residency at Schumacher College during 2013-2014. Working from within our newly constructed Shepherds Hut – Martin writes on the nature of nomadism in the 21st Century and it;s meaning for the localism.
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Om Shanti - Lou Rainbow

Lou Rainbow writes about our recent Om Shanti fundraising event which included a Kathak dancer, readings by Martin Shaw and a whole lot of fun..!
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Of mulch and massages - Jonathan Dawson

Jonathan Dawson, co-head of Economics, writes about some of the sleeves rolled up initiatives that are emerging out of the vital work around the new economy.
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How much food do we grow at the College? - Bethan Stagg

This year we have grown over 4,900 kg of vegetables and fruit at the College – Bethan Stagg, Lecturer in Ecological Horticulture, writes about food growing at the College…
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Walk in the Countryside by Jane Pickard

Dr Jane Pickard, Head of Ecological Horticulture, writes about the state of agriculture and the 21st Century Countryside