The Sustainability Fayre is back for 2018

Gostrey Meadow, Saturday 9th June, 11am-4pm

Celebrating a more sustainable way of life: for our planet, communities and health & wellbeing

Photos by David Fisher
 

Building on the success of last year's Sustainability Fayre, this summer Farnham Community Farm will bring together local organisations, producers and businesses with a shared focus on sustaining the environment, community, health and wellbeing. There will be plenty of local food and drink to sample, and fun activities for children. Free entry. The day will be informative and fun, and visitors will leave full of inspiration at how they can support their local community and live a greener, more sustainable life.

 

Thanks to Stagecoach Bus South for helping with promotion, and Farnham Town Council for support of our event. Thanks to Visit South East England for listing our event.

Confirmed so far (click to be directed to website):

From Farnham Community Farm, with all proceeds going towards the running of our organisation:

Plant sale - take home a variety of flower and vegetable plants to grow and enjoy at home. 

Sewing souk - sew your own tote bag to take home and use again and again.

Homemade vegan food

Tea and cake

Kids activities including a nature crown trail

Farm shop - our own freshly harvested vegetables available to take home, grown to organic principles. 

Bishop's Meadow Trust - To create and protect a semi-natural wild space for the people of Farnham to enjoy and experience a greater diversity of British wildlife in our town

Mill Farm Organic - Fully traceable organic meat, produced from our sustainable, grass based farming system. Food you can trust. Based in Islington, Hampshire.

Hog's Back Brewery - Surrey's award-winning brewer of fine English Ales and Lagers, talking about their hop garden based right here in Farnham. 

Shepherd and Flock pub - local beers and ales from the great little pub on the great big roundabout! Landlord Thomas has made it his goal to get the Flock to go as green as possible with a particular emphasis on recycling and hopes to introduce solar power to his list of achievements soon.

University of the Creative Arts Farnham- talking about sustainable design.

Wishing Tree installation from Creative Response - a charity providing art sessions, run by professional artists, with the aim to provide a safe, caring environment where vulnerable people in our community can explore their creativity.

Farnham Pottery - established a community-based arts, craft and education experience, inspired by the town’s historic ties with pottery.

Music from John Sharkey - Singer, guitarist, and harmonica player John Sharkey strives to provide a fun environment for those listening.

Kids activities from Woodcraft Folk - offer a place where children will grow in confidence, learn about the world and start to understand how to value our planet and each other.

The Beer Project, Farnham Hoppers - re-localising a small part of our food system, in this case, growing the hops for a community beer. At the heart of the project are the Farnham Hoppers who will elect to grow a hop plant, cultivating it with lots of TLC and at the end of the season harvesting the hop blossom for a local brewer to transform into a glorious green beer!

Farnham Repair Café - Bin it? No way! Repair Cafés are free meeting places and they’re all about repairing things (together).

The Adventures of Thandie the Tandem - New children's book series, loosely based on the real experiences of Claire Le Hur and Stuart Block cycling a tandem bicycle through Africa. Thandie is a tandem bicycle which the pair have cycled through more than 30 countries giving lifts to hundreds of people en route, raising money for an educational charity in Africa and illustrating the economic issues faced by Africa’s one billion people. 

Surrey Wildlife Trust - manages almost 8000 hectares of land in Surrey (5% of the county) with wildlife in mind and for the enjoyment of local people.

FarnhamLoveYoga - yoga workshops from Fiona Massari. Fi has been practising yoga for over 30 years and specialises in Hatha, Vinyasa and restorative yoga. 

Bowl of Goodness - talk from Elina, Nutritional Therapist with a background in medicine. Elina will be joined by personal fitness coach James Morphet.

Surrey Hills Tai Chi - Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese form of coordinated body movements focusing on the cultivation of internal energy - ‘chi’. Its aim is to harmonise the mind, body and spirit, promoting both mental and physical well-being through softness and relaxation. 

Guildford Environmental Forum - working to make Guildford and the world beyond a greener and more sustainable place. With Rosamund Community Garden Guildford.

Katerina Kards - handmade felt and greetings cards from a very talented 12 year old!

Zero Waste living 

Beekeeping - Sales of artisanal honey from Kingsley and its environs. Brian will be happy to answer any questions you may have about bees, bee-friendly plants and pollinators, and beekeeping.

Massage

 

New for this year we have a schedule of talks, demos and workshops:

IN THE BANDSTAND

11:30 All about Farnham Community Farm and our crowdfunder campaign (launches 1st June)

12:00 Beyond the Bike - one couple's adventures cycling a tandem and a bamboo bicycle across the globe, raising money for charity.

12:30 Guildford Environment Forum - John talking about swifts

1:00 Hogs Back Brewery - Gordon talking about their hop garden here in Farnham

1:30 Nutritionist Elina from Bowl of Goodness

2:00 Surrey Hills Tai Chi

3:00 Sustainability at the University for the Creative Arts - UCA with Scott

AROUND THE MEADOW

12:00 Join in with a hatha yoga session from Fi at Farnhamloveyoga, bring a mat!

12:30 Parachute games with Sara from Woodcraft Folk

1:00 Surrey Hills Tai Chi

1:00 Storytelling in the Kidszone with Jim from Bishop's Meadow Trust (over 5s accompanied by an adult)

1:30 Beekeeping demo and Q&A

2:00 Join in with a vinyasa flow yoga session from Fi at Farnhamloveyoga, bring a mat!

2:30 Parachute games with Sara from Woodcraft Folk

3:00 Surrey Hills Tai Chi

3:00 Storytelling in the Kidszone with Jim from Bishop's Meadow Trust (over 5s accompanied by an adult)