Schumacher collegeWent down to Devon this weekend, with Nic, to visit my Driends Dom and Gerry, who live in Totnes, and also to take a stroll by Dartington to get a view of Schumacher College — the building with fine bushy side-burns pictured here — where I will be studying on-and-off next year.

Had a fab time stomping about in the Devonian countryside and experiencing a dynamic town. Sadly the Dartington College of Arts, which apparently adds much in the way of dynamism to the age mix of the population, and also the local economy, is in danger of being moved to Cornwall.

Totnes’s local economy is interesting, not least because it has its own local currency. This is a project by Transition Town Totnes who plan to prepare the town for life after oil runs out. It all makes Totnes sound like an exciting place to go and live for a week every now and then, as part of a learning community, and to find out more about sustainability.

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