Welcome!

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Welcome to Sims Hill Shared Harvest, one of Bristol’s innovative local food projects.

We are a community supported agriculture scheme (CSA) using natural growing methods and permaculture principles to produce high quality fruit and veg for the people of Bristol. Sims Hill is in Frenchay, just two miles from Bristol city centre.

It’s similar to a veg box scheme, and has a different approach. Sims Hill is a Cooperative, and as such is owned and run by its members – each member has one share and one vote. Monthly fees, agreed annually by membes, cover the cost of a share in the seasonal harvest and in the running of the farm. And there are opportunities for involvement and interaction,  beyond simply collecting a box of veg.

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For membership enquiries please contact our Membership Support person on the email simshillmembership@gmail.com

For further information, other than about membership, please use the contact form below

Resources:

More information about CSAs from the Soil Association
Directions to Sims Hill
Sims Hill Articles of Incorporation

Sims Hill Shared Harvest is a Company Limited by Guarantee registered in England and Wales. Company number: 7416757.

 

2 Responses to “Welcome!”

  1. We visited Sims Hill on Friday 28th March to see what a CSA scheme was like first-hand, as my colleagues and I are currently researching why people participate in CSAs and how their experiences differ, for an undergraduate project. We were shown round the site and participated in weeding some land. Everyone there was very friendly and happy to talk to us about our research, and the ideas and opinions they provided were extremely helpful. We would like to pay particular thanks to Tim, who gave us lots of useful information on CSAs, Sims Hill, Feed Bristol and many other things. We were able to appreciate that the work undertaken at Sims Hill is highly important, not only for those receiving the produce, for promoting food quality and local produce, helping the community and for the future of CSAs. Although it was a wet and windy day, we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and would like to thank Sims Hill for letting us come down for the morning!

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