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3 decades of ecological training

🎓 Last November, we spent 10 days immersed at Schumacher College, a school dedicated in integral ecology for 33 years, located in the village of Dartington Trust, a beautiful place steeped in history.

Long-term Master's courses (holistic sciences, transition economics, horticulture, etc.) are offered by Plymouth University. There are also post-baccalaureate courses, during which students live in the village.

❣️ A special pedagogical feature of this site: the “head-heart-body” triptych, used as a common thread in teaching. In France, this pedagogy can be found at the Campus de la Transition and in the Climate Fresk workshop.

📚 The name Schumacher is directly inspired by the eponymous economist Ernst Friedrich Schumacher, known for his 1973 book “Small is beautiful”.

His philosophy remains present in the DNA of the place and in the apprenticeships of Satish Kumar, a world-famous activist who is still very active at the school at the age of 87.

✉️ The institute is currently undergoing a pivotal change of model to become independent from Dartington, after more than thirty years of direct relationship. 🤞🏻

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1 - The Dartington Trust village where we stayed. The park is sumptuous

2 - Dartington is a stone's throw from #Totnes on a safe, bucolic woodland path.

3 - The Schumacher College buildings. A real communal living space.

4 - How fortunate that, on our arrival, the school was also celebrating the return of founder Satish Kumar, a very inspiring moment.

🎨 Art has historically had a central place in Dartington.

With its thousand-year-old trees in autumn colors, centuries-old buildings (14th century) and mischievous squirrels, the surroundings are ideal for contemplation, slowing down and reflection.

🎤 We met with teachers, students and Mona Nasseri, as well as interviewing Satish Kumar, Rob Hopkins, Jay Tompt and Jonathan Dawson.

The interviews will soon be analyzed by the team Céline Del Bucchia, Arnaud Stimec & José Maillet.


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