Our Story

In 2018 Ronnie Kendall, supported by his wife Christine, alighted on the idea of building a community workshop in Woodham, which could offer a space for people to come together, help address loneliness and support wellbeing. Since then the aims of the project have increased, with hundreds of volunteers now helping to deliver a range of facilities which all benefit the local community.

A garden shed with a green door and sunflowers Holme Farm Community Gardens & Workshops

£2 million

Needed for The Big Build

March 2022

We finally got on site

7+ projects

Being run wholly by volunteers

Our mission

Holme Farm is a community hub that includes workshops, gardens and wildlife across 14 acres. Through our future big build and 7+ current projects, we support health, wellbeing and community. 

Whether you’d like to join one of our current projects, or have skills to share with our community, there’s a place for you at Holme Farm.

We welcome people of all ages and backgrounds. Some of us have been referred by healthcare professionals or directed to us by other organisations. Others have simply turned up and found a welcoming community and an opportunity to connect. 

A plan for a garden at holme farm Holme Farm Community Gardens & Workshops

Our trustees

Ronnie Kendall

Ronnie Kendall

Founder & Funding Lead​

Driven by a passion for community, Ronnie has been the guiding force behind Holme Farm’s vision and growth.

Malcolm Cressey

Chair

Malcolm brings leadership and strategic insight, steering Holme Farm towards a bright and sustainable future.

Christine Kendall

Young Members, Corporate & Events Lead​

Christine’s dedication to engaging youth and corporates alike has been pivotal in our diverse community building.

Steve Clements

Workshop Lead

With his wealth of experience and wisdom, Steve plays a crucial role in upholding our values and mission.

Martin McEvoy

Building Lead

Martin’s expertise in construction and development is key in expanding our facilities and capabilities.

Andi Roy

Biodiversity Lead​

Andi’s passion for nature and the environment energises our biodiversity initiatives.

Tom Smerdon

Tom Smerden

Advisory Panel Lead

Tom’s guidance and expertise provide invaluable direction to our projects and strategies.

Cllr Scott Lewis

IT Lead

Scott’s tech-savvy approach is crucial in keeping Holme Farm connected and forward-thinking.

Be Part of Our Growing Community

Your support, whether through volunteering, donations, or sharing skills, is what fuels our continued growth and success at Holme Farm.