Our innkeeper and housekeeper noticed, “our total waste of soap.” Each time a guest used a fresh bar…it had to be thrown away. While attending a Green Seminar, our innkeeper was told about the non-profit organization Clean the World and their soap recycling program. Now, we collect our used soaps (and those from other local inns) & send them to the program. There, they are sterilized & reformed, then distributed to impoverished communities throughout the world. Simply providing soap to these communities helps prevent potentially fatal diseases, as well as reducing the amount of waste we are putting into landfills.
We genuinely believe that we are not just the beneficial occupants of this beautiful estate, but are the stewards of its land and history. Learn more about what we’re doing to green HollyHedge and preserve its history.[more]
What better thing to do on a rainy day in January than take a look back at the year that was and reminisce on some of our greener achievements in 2012? The Pool-to-Pond Project Tired of the constant maintenance of a pool that was rarely used, this past year we began the process of converting […][more]
HollyHedge Continues to go green…we’ve made the move to eliminate all plastic straws and transition to paper straws or wood stirrers throughout all our uses. #SimpleGreenWeddingSolutions[more]
The initiative behind out rain barrel project is to move away from pumping water from wells and, instead, collect rain water that can be used to irrigate the vegetable garden, our fruit trees and eventually, the rest of the gardens here at HollyHedge. We even keep the water bowls full in the barnyard! Because such a large […][more]