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The Wind Phone Initiative at Hereward Farms

Finding Solace in Serenity


Welcome to Hereward Farms, where we cultivate lavender, nurture connections, and provide solace to those navigating the journey of grief. Our Wind Phone Initiative is a testament to our commitment to healing, remembrance, and community support.


What is the Wind Phone?

Originating from Japan and embraced worldwide, the Wind Phone is a symbolic space designed for individuals to connect with their departed loved ones. It's a simple yet profound concept—a rotary phone placed in a serene and private location, offering a channel for heartfelt conversations and emotional release.

Our Dedication to Healing

At Hereward Farms, we understand the importance of finding moments of peace and healing amidst life's challenges. The Wind Phone Initiative is a natural extension of our values, providing a tranquil setting where visitors can freely express their thoughts, memories, and emotions.


Julie Thurgood Burnett's VisioN


Our Founder and CEO, Julie Thurgood-Burnett, envisioned the Wind Phone as a beacon of comfort and connection. Reflecting on her own experiences and the profound impact of loss, Julie embraced the opportunity to create a space where individuals can find solace and speak from the heart.

The idea of the Wind Phone originated in Japan and has since gained global recognition for its ability to offer a unique avenue for individuals to connect with their departed loved ones. Hereward Farms' Founder and CEO, Julie Thurgood-Burnett, expressed enthusiasm for this meaningful addition to their lavender fields, stating, "When we were asked to install a Wind phone, it was a no-brainer to say yes and have one in our lavender fields. We have the perfect location, and with our fields already dedicated to my parents and Bruno, my soul dog, it was the perfect fit."


A Symbol of Remembrance

Each Wind Phone installation at Hereward Farms is a tribute to our enduring bonds with our loved ones. Whether honouring cherished memories, seeking closure, or simply finding moments of reflection, the Wind Phone symbolizes remembrance and love.

How Does it Work?

Visitors are invited to approach the Wind Phone with an open heart and mind. Though not connected to any network, the rotary phone serves as a conduit for personal conversations. As words are spoken, they are carried by the wind, symbolically reaching the ears of those who have passed on.


Joining the Global Movement
The Wind Phone Initiative is part of a global movement supporting individuals through grief and loss. By providing a dedicated space for reflection and connection, we contribute to a larger narrative of healing and understanding.

Visit Hereward Farms and Experience the Wind Phone
We invite you to visit Hereward Farms and experience the transformative power of the Wind Phone firsthand. Whether you seek a moment of quiet contemplation, a chance to share stories, or a peaceful retreat, our lavender fields and the Wind Phone await you.

Supporting Our Community
Hereward Farms is proud to support initiatives that promote mental wellness, resilience, and community unity. The Wind Phone Initiative exemplifies our commitment to creating positive impacts and fostering connections that transcend boundaries.

Get Involved
Are you interested in learning more about the Wind Phone Initiative or supporting our efforts?
Visit My Wind Phone, a directory of phones around the world

Join Us on the Journey
Experience the beauty of Hereward Farms, where nature's tranquillity and human connection intersect. Join us in honouring the past, embracing the present, and fostering a future filled with compassion and understanding. Welcome to Hereward Farms, where every whisper of the wind carries a story of love.

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