Here is a brief history of Dartington, giving the background to successive waves of land stewardship and tenure. Our island land story is about how the equitable Anglo Saxon community land tenure system was replaced by the Norman land grab/conquest, and this brief history is good on the detail, and recent developments. Who knows the community buy out of the Week land, if successful, might even point the way to community land trusteeship?…Continue reading History of Dartington and Week
The Law Commission has recommended the introduction of conservation covenants in England and Wales. A conservation covenant is a voluntary agreement between a landowner and a responsible body to do or not do something on their land for a conservation purpose which will be binding on the current landowner and all later owners of the land to ensure that the conservation value is protected for the public benefit….Continue reading Conservation Covenants: here to stay?
This quote by Rudyard Kipling inspired Community Land Trust practitioners in the USA to preserve the transformation of the land trust movement in the States in order to pass on their accumulated knowledge to future generations….Continue reading “If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten”
A story that Marina O’Connell still remembers very fondly from her time working as an organic horticulturalist at Dartington Hall is the one about the children and the chickens….Continue reading Care farming, Children and Chickens