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Holme Farm receives £25,000 endorsement from Runnymede Borough Council

Holme Farm receives £25,000 endorsement from Runnymede Borough Council

The Holme Farm team is pleased to announce today that Runnymede Borough Council has given its project a significant boost to the tune of £25,000.  The investment will kick-start the exciting process of conducting surveys of both the land and derelict buildings so that the plans for building renovation and land conversion can begin. The…

Holme Farm Community Workshop & Gardens  Given Green Light by Government

Holme Farm Community Workshop & Gardens Given Green Light by Government

Dr Ben Spencer, member of Parliament for Runnymede and Weybridge, is today delighted to be able to confirm that DEFRA have given the go-ahead in principle to lease land at the Holme Farm site in Woodham to the Holme Farm Community Workshops and Gardens project. This fantastic initiative, led tirelessly by local residents Ronnie and…

Our Own Dr Dolittle

Our Own Dr Dolittle

One of the important areas for a project like Holme Farm is the team you build. We are extremely fortunate in this area as we have a strong a dedicated team with differing skills. One such team member is Andi Roy. Andi is our Ecologist. Andi is leading our rewilding and biodiversity project. He takes…

Social Connection

Social Connection

Our need for social connection is greater than ever. Human beings are a social species; we rely on each other to survive and thrive. Unfortunately, modern life has led to many people living more and more isolated lives, leading to loneliness and depression. This has been exacerbated by the recent lockdown and stresses caused by…

Go Wild

Go Wild

It’s a cliché to say that children nowadays spend too much time in front of a screen and not enough time outdoors. But there is a kernel of truth hidden within such a blanket statement. According to government statistics, 83% of the UK population now lives in urban environments and 55% of us live in…

Balsam Clearing

Balsam Clearing

Yesterday, Saturday 17th July 2021, was another successful event that ended with the removal of a huge amount of Himalayan Balsam from along the public footpath beside Holme Farm. From 11am volunteers came and went some returning again later throughout the day. Tea, coffee and soft drinks were on tap courtesy of Paul Haygreen (Committee…

Climate Crisis

Climate Crisis

What can you do from the UK to help save the planet? From joining local groups to pushing for change on a larger scale, there are ways for individuals in the UK to make an impact. It can feel a little futile to be rinsing plates and fiddling with metal straws while the world literally…

Sensory Garden

Sensory Garden

The Holme Farm team will build a place for families, a Sensory Garden. Also known as Peace or Healing Gardens, they are place to offer a haven for adults and children alike, providing place of reflection and activity that feed mind, body and soul. Children and adults with learning disabilities particularly benefit from time in…