Archive for January, 2012

January 25, 2012

Sims Hill Spring Party 4 February at the Walled Garden!

at the Walled Garden, 60 Barton Hill Rd, BS5 0AW

Saturday 4th February 2012

11am -3pm

  • Tours of the walled garden
  • Bring and share food in the courtyard
  • Competition : “most unusual use of your veg share?”
  • Sims Hill in pictures – the story so far – what’s next?
  • Seed stories – from the seed to your plate
  • Co-operative games – for bigs and little ones …
  • Music – bring instruments
  • Good company, good food, lots of fun and opportunities to have your say in what happens up at Sims Hill! See you there!

Getting there:
Bus number 36, also buses 6, 7, 40, 43, 44 & 45 stop at Lawrence Hill, a few minutes walk away

Please don’t park on Barton Hill Rd, we have to keep the neighbours sweet!

More information from Tim 07973 256572

Please click here for a map to the site.

Photo credit: flickr/freefromkatia

January 8, 2012

News from the Hill!

We are just coming to the end of our first year at Sims Hill Shared Harvest. It has been a challenging year, yet we now have nearly fifty households getting vegetables grown just up the road. We have only a few harvest shares left available.

There will be a few more difficult months to come in the new year but we are excited about 2012. We should see a polytunnel, mains water and a pond being put in the field in the first quarter, which should give production a boost. We will be growing for 60 harvest shares from next month, so there will be more shares available in 2012, the harvest increasing in July. Ten of these shares will be workshares. We are also planning to run more community veg growing trainings, after this years’ successful pilot.

A combination of four community celebration days and weekend workdays will also make us more accessible to our members and the wider community.

Thanks to all of our members and volunteers for helping us through our first successful year on the plot. We couldn’t have done it without you!

Picture credit: the Eden Project