The Sustainability Fayre has grown! Back for it’s third year in 2019 as the Sustainability FESTIVAL!

Saturday 8th June - Gostrey Meadows, Farnham - 11am-4pm

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

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Confirmed so far…..

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

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

Farnham EcoHub - an online platform for sharing information about local initiatives that contribute to the wellbeing of the planet.

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

Comley Reclaim - furniture and household goods, handmade from reclaimed timber in Wrecclesham.

Frensham Brewery - local craft beer and wine.

Nibbs Spirits - local artisan elderflower gin producers.

Okomoko - plant based festival food.

Orchard Farm Animal Sanctuary - handmade crafts with all proceeds to support the upkeep of the rescued animals.

Farnham Beekeepers

Puremess - local handmade, natural skincare. Bring your own containers for refills!

Eden People Community - Guildford based not-for-profit community group interested in community and personal wellbeing; physical, emotional and spiritual.

University of the Creative Arts Farnham.

BikeStart - Refurbished bicycles, sales support Aldershot based The Source Young People’s charity.

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

Arbonne - skincare, wellness and nutrition.

INZHO - local handmade, artisan, aromatherapy soy wax candles.

Farnham Fun Palace - junk modelling instruments workshop for kids, free of charge.

Transition Haslemere - addressing climate change at a local level.

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.

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.

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

Katerina Kards - handmade felt and greetings cards from a very talented 14 year old!

4eco - Biodegradable cutlery, straws and bags.

 

Last year’s event…

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.

 

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.

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 

Keep - zero waste wholefoods, household and personal care shop and pop-up in central Farnham. Bring your empty containers for refill.

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 Isington, 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 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