Archive for January, 2011

January 17, 2011

Members Update

As of our first members meeting on 12th January,
so far 31 members have joined Sims Hill Shared Harvest since our launch meetings last month.
This includes:
16 full harvest shares
9 half harvest shares
2 workshares
9 supporter members
In addition, we received a £1000 donation which nicely covers the cost of seeds and compost for the year.

This means that we can start work;
2 worker days per week in February.

We are hoping enough members join each month to build up to the equivalent of 50 full harvest shares by April.

January 17, 2011

First Workday – Sat 22nd Jan – 10am-1pm

Our first workday will be on Saturday 22nd January.
Starting at !0am and finishing at 1pm.
There will be:
A farm tour (imagination required).
Various jobs, including: clearing brambles, collecting docs, clearing out the railway trucks
Lunch – bring and share picnic plus soup provided.

It has been very wet so wear boots and bring a raincoat.
If you have gardening gloves bring them.
Also loppers and petrol hedgetrimmers welcomed.

There will be someone in a high vis top at the end of the track on Stoke Lane (just by the bridge over the motorway) and the public footpath on Coldharbour Lane at the top of the wood from 9.45 -10.15.

The site is located on Frenchay Holdings, Stoke Lane, Frenchay, Bristol, BS16 1QG. The ordnance survey map details for the site are described here (pdf).

Directions to Sim Hill site (by bike or car): Heading up Frenchay Park Rd away from town take a left at the traffic lights onto Stoke Lane. Once you’ve passed the allotments you pass over the motor way. There is a gated track on the right before you go up the hill. Go down here and walk for five minutes. The track opens out into a field, Sims Hill Shared Harvest.

Alternatively you can continue up the hill, Coldharbor Rd. Park at the top in the residential areas. Opposite Cassons Drive there is a right of way. Follow this through the fields then woodland. This will bring you out onto Sims Hill Shared Harvest.

By bus:

Ulink buses to UWE Frenchay campus: You can get route and timing information from your nearest bus stop here.

First Bus route: Route 70 leaves from Temple Meads with stops through the centre and goes to UWE Frenchay campus The Saturday timetable is here.

Hope to see you there!