The Sustainability Fayre has grown! Back for it’s third year in 2019 as the Sustainability FESTIVAL! Stay tuned for details.
Celebrating a more sustainable way of life: for our planet, communities and health & wellbeing
Photos by David Fisher and Farnham Community Farm
Building on the success of 2017’s Sustainability Fayre, in 2018 Farnham Community Farm brought together local organisations, producers and businesses with a shared focus on sustaining the environment, community, health and wellbeing. There was plenty of local food and drink to sample, and fun activities for children. The day was informative and fun, and visitors left full of inspiration at how they could support their local community and live a greener, more sustainable life.
Stalls at the Sustainability Fayre 2018 included (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
FCF cafe serving hot drinks, homemade cakes and savouries
Kids activities including a nature crown trail
Farm shop - our own freshly harvested vegetables available to take home, grown to organic principles
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.
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.
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!
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 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.
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.
New for 2018 we had 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)
Photos from the Sustainability Fayre 2017
Photos by David Fisher