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About Us

The Sharpham Trust is an educational charity set in a stunning location near Totnes, Devon.

At the heart of the Sharpham Trust ethos is our desire to build a more mindful, compassionate and environmentally-sustainable world.

We connect people with nature and foster mindfulness and well-being through our programme of retreatsmindfulness courses, events and the arts.

Caring for our environment

The Trust provides opportunities and facilities that encourage:

  • An understanding of the interconnection of life
  • A deep respect for the natural world
  • A belief in learning through experience, creative engagement and enquiry
  • An acknowledgement of the value of stillness and awareness

    Constant caring for our environment

  • We try to exemplify our principles in practical ways including:

  • managing our farm land organically without the use of harmful chemicals
  • generating renewable energy through solar panels on our barns and heating our buildings with large biomass boilers run on wood chip
  • growing our own food and supporting local food suppliers
  • using biodegradable cleaning products
  • promoting wildlife and biodiversity across the Estate
  • encouraging greener transport
  • creating a green burial site at Sharpham Meadow