New Face of Education at Trill

4 Mar 2015


New Director of Education Appointed


The Trill Trust, the educational charity based on Trill Farm in Axminster, has appointed its first Director of Education, Jolyon Chesworth, to lead its programme of opportunities for people to become inspiring leaders of sustainable and environmental practice, focused on the food, health and energy issues that face the world.


Jolyon’s role will be to develop and implement a strategy for education at Trill using the beautiful habitats and wildlife on the farm as the basis of learning; to manage and promote the annual programme of courses and events hosted at Trill Farm; and to strengthen Trill’s relationship with local and regional environmental educational communities. Jolyon has a passion for the natural environment, having spent the last fifteen years working for conservation organisations to help protect our wonderfully rich habitats and wildlife.


Jolyon says;

“I’m never happier than when outside, wandering around the woods and meadows, or down on the seashore exploring the rockpools. I love experiencing the change of seasons and there is now a wealth of evidence that demonstrates that the simple act of being outside, soaking up the sights and sounds and discovering new things, contributes so much to our physical and mental health and wellbeing. But it is easy to get sidetracked by our busy lives, and to forget all this, and to take for granted what our natural environment does for us.

“My aim at The Trill Trust is simple, to provide inspiration and opportunities that allow people to re-connect with this incredible natural environment, to learn from it and to develop a strong desire, and the knowledge, to take care of it so that it will continue to bring us the benefits that we can sometimes forget. Trill Farm is a wonderful classroom and I’m really keen to hear from other education providers in the area to explore ideas for potential collaboration and how we can make best use of Trill and turn the Trust and the Farm in to a really community asset.”

Caption: Jolyon Chesworth, the new director of eduction at Trill Farm. 




Further information:

For more information on Trill Farm, Trill Trust and the events on offer please contact:

Zoe Haigh, Project Development Coordinator,, 01297 631113

Jolyon Chesworth, Director of Education,, 01297 631113

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About Trill Farm:

Trill Farm is a working mixed organic farm situated on 300 acres of diverse countryside of outstanding natural beauty on the Devon/Dorset border. The farm has a herd of Red Ruby Devon cattle and a flock of Gotland sheep and also hosts a number of small independent enterprises including a market garden (Trill Farm Garden), carpentry, skin care products, and cookery. Together, we produce and market our own products. As well as being organic the land is managed through a Higher Level Stewardship Scheme that results in a strong nature conservation interest on the farm. Trill Farm is a project that aims to create local employment, foster a sense of community, and produce food whilst supporting wildlife. Trill Farm’s Director is Dr Romy Fraser OBE, the founder of Neal’s Yard Remedies.


About The Trill Trust:

The Trill Trust is a registered charity (No. 1094893), set up by Romy Fraser in 2008. The Trust provides opportunities for experiential learning about ecology, sustainability and health. The teaching model provides an educational example where a holistic, compassionate and ecological approach to life and health is taught. The Trill Trust aims to: Provide experience and education in skills needed to create a sustainable future. Promote health as a primary requirement for a fulfilling life. Empower children and adults to understand and claim their own health by exploring the natural environment. Inspire healthy and responsible living, working to build an education model that demonstrates a vital new possibility for our education system.

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