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https://www.dartington.org - The Dartington Hall Trust is a 1,200-acre estate in South Devon, just outside Totnes. As well as beautiful landscape and historic buildings, the estate is home to hundreds of projects and businesses including around 16 growing projects - from natural apiaries to a goat and Jersey cow dairy farm supplying milk to local cheesemakers. As one of the farm tenants said when she was a student: ‘you’d have to travel the whole of the UK to see the variety of food-growing projects you can now find all together at Dartington’.
The Dartington Hall School, founded in 1926, was renowned for its progressive education, with past pupils including artist Lucian Freud. With the school closed since the 1980’s, Foxhole is now used primarily in the summer to provide accommodation for festivals and events.
The kitchen is up the hill from the accommodation at Higher Close. It is a large professional catering kitchen with multiple ovens, two walk-in fridges, plenty of counter space and a lot of natural light.
New Quay Honey Farm - Sam Cooper runs the New Quay Honey farm and produces fantastic honey, but also takes pride in educating as many people as possible about bee keeping and the need for bees. His passion for this topic is inspiring.
Wild Pickings. Jade Mellor has spent the last 10 years as a forager in West Wales, collecting wild food from the beautiful hedgerows, woodlands and coast. Inspired by the landscape, she only picks what is seasonally abundant. She takes our groups on inspiring and informative journeys through the woodlands and along the coast, picking a variety of edible delights, and the groups then turn them into a pesto, a herb salt and often take samphire home for supper!
Benjamin Grey is a woodsman and an inspiration. He works with young people from all walks of life. With him we cover different aspects of woodland management and related coppice products and crafts, some old and some new. We will have plenty of hands on experience and will leave with a different angle on how we see woodlands and something to take away made by our own hands.
Troed y Rhiw Farm - Nathan and Alicia have a beautiful organic farm and their produce is just fantastic. They provide very informative sessions, teaching about the workings of an organic farm and some practical work too. They run bee-keeping with New Quay Honey Farm on their site, and have lovely accommodation too.
Charcutier Ltd. Illtud Llyr Dunsford's family have been working the same land for over 500 years, and the last 2.5 Illtud has spent learning about drying and curing meat from some of the best in the world. He won the Young British Foodies award for meat in 2013 so we know his product is excellent! He teaches our groups how to make sausages, and they see the difference between a supermarket and an artisan sausage.
Caws Cenarth Cheese. Carwyn Adams and his family have been making cheese in Cenarth for generations and it's delicious! Their Perl Las cheese is used by michelin starred Chefs up and down the country. This Summer we will be making cheese of our own that we are hugely excited about.
Blaencamel Organic Farm. Anne and her son Tom will be showing our groups around their farm which is the 4th oldest organic farm in the UK. They have a fabulous range of produce and we will be working hard, experiencing the rigours of a working organic farm.
Root Camp Speakers
James Lynch, founder of our venue in Wales, fforest
Sam Holden, producer of Hafod Cheese
William Lana, Founder of Greenfibres
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