Archive for June 7th, 2012

June 7, 2012

News from the hill!

After a few rainy weeks when we thought Sims Hill was going to turn into an aquatic wonderland, things are finally starting to dry out. The Bristol area received 273mm (nearly 1 foot) of rain in 3 weeks and was officially the wettest April in over 100 years! Needless to say this had a noticeable impact on the growth of plants and the ability to cultivate and tend to veg already planted. On the plus side we have filled our new pond (approx 60,000 litres in 2 days) and have a really good understanding of water movement through the site. The potential to catch and store water is truly epic and we can potentially store enough rain water to irrigate all our soon to be bought poly tunnels.

Our successful grant applications to Bristol Green Capitol and S. Glos mean that we are in a position to invest in two large tunnels (pending planning permission) plus all the fencing and crop protection necessary to grow to the capacity of the field which we estimate to be between 80 – 100 full shares.

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June 7, 2012

Minibus details available for Get Growing Day 9 June!

As part of the Get Growing Trail on the 9th June Feed Bristol and Sims Hill are putting on a FREE mini bus from Hamilton House in Stokes Croft to Stapleton stopping at various locations.

Please wait outside the location for the Bristol Community Transport mini bus at the following times:

First run
Pick up 10:20 Hamilton house, (please find directions to Hamilton House here)
10:30 St Werburghs City Farm,(please find directions to St. Werburghs here)
10:40 Eastside Roots (please call on the mobile below to confirm which site the bus will be picking up from) the Station or the Trinity
10:50 Feed Bristol
10:55 Sims Hill

Return from 11:55 Sims Hill
12:00 Feed Bristol
12:10 Eastside roots
12:20 St Werburghs City Farm
12:30 Hamilton House

Second run
Pick up 12:30 Hamilton house,
12:40 St Werburghs City Farm,
12:50 East side roots
1.00 Feed Bristol
1.05 Sims Hill

Return from 2.00 Sims Hill
2.05 Feed Bristol
2.15 Eastside roots
2:25 St Werburghs City Farm
2.35 Hamilton House

Third run
Pick up 2.35 Hamilton house,
2:45 St Werburghs City Farm,
2:55 East side roots
3.05 Feed Bristol

Return from 4.00 Feed Bristol
4.10 Eastside roots
4:20 St Werburghs City Farm
4.30 Hamilton House

If any issues please contact Matt: 07853066010