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The Mother Tree is an initiative of Schumacher College, a department of The Dartington Hall Trust,

which is registered in England as a company limited by guarantee (no. 1485560) and a charity (no 279756).

Registered office: The Elmhirst Centre, Dartington Hall, Totnes, Devon, TQ9 6EL.  VAT no. 402196875.

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All the funds raised are invested back into the important educational and horticultural work being carried out by Schumacher College.

About Schumacher College

Schumacher College is an international centre for nature-based education, personal transformation and collective action. The college was founded in 1991 by Satish Kumar and is based on the beautiful Dartington Estate.  The college runs short courses, horticulture and postgraduate programs with the leading thinkers, practitioners and activists of our time. https://www.schumachercollege.org.uk 

Food is at the heart of Schumacher College as it nourishes our learning community on many levels. Much of the food is grown in the College’s 5 acre agroforestry field – in a system of alley cropping and in the developing forest garden. The field also has fruit trees and bushes; young nut trees; a flock of pasture fed poultry; two wild life ponds, a craft and pollinator garden and a hazel and willow coppice. Other areas include two herb gardens; four polytunnels; a perennial no dig vegetable garden and several fruit areas. The College gardens use regenerative and ecologically sensitive, low input methods to grow much of the food we eat here. Our horticultural students join a rich six month immersive programme learning how to grow food in a way that maintains and restores soil and ecosystem health. To find out more about the horticulture program visit: https://www.schumachercollege.org.uk/horticulture-programmes

The College Gardens