Sims Hill partners with Feed Bristol for the Big Dig 16th March 2013

Sims Hill will be partnering with Feed Bristol in the Big Dig this year…

The Big Dig is a nationwide campaign to get people out to support their local community projects. For more information and other projects taking part check their website:, and for Bristol-based activities, go here.

What’s on…

Check out Sims Hill and Feed Bristol: This is a chance to take a look around and to meet the growers.

Hedge planting will be going on at Sims Hill all day until 3 pm. Volunteers to help with this are most welcome!

Bristol’s annual Seed Swap – the most delightfully fruitful event of the season is back. This year we have teamed up with Feed Bristol, Avon Wildlife’s thriving community food growing project and Sims Hill Shared Harvest. Taking place at Feed Bristol on 16 March (11am–4pm), as part of Sustain’s urban food growing campaign The Big Dig. See website for details and directions:

Or check the Seed Swap Facebook page

The Seed Swap is a fun-filled family event and is open to anyone interested in seeds, food growing and organic gardening. A fantastic opportunity to pick up or swap a diverse selection of seeds including unusual and tasty varieties, meet some fellow gardeners and exchange growing tips, experiences and resources. At the same time the event offers a chance to participate in building and strengthening local food security, reclaiming seed sovereignty, supporting organic practices, developing local connections and sharing local knowledge and skills.

If you’re up for learning, discussing and sharing ideas, there will be a range of talks focussing on various earthly and food growing issues. There will also be fun activities for kids, a range of stalls with information about local growing and environmental groups, plants, fruit trees, local produce and local craftwork. All served with a large helping of deliciously fruity live music, freshly prepared cakes, a hearty soup and your finest teas and healthy juices! Sowing and swapping seeds for a healthy community.

If you have surplus seeds to share/swap, please bring them along in a labelled envelope or other container. A large selection of seeds have also been very kindly donated by Chiltern Seeds, Edwin Tucker and Thompson Morgan.

The Bristol 2013 Seed Swap Event offers a great opportunity to visit and support these pioneering food growing initiatives located on the infamous and endangered Blue Finger in Stapleton, some of the most fertile land in the country, listed as grade 1 agricultural land. A beautiful green field site, buzzing with wildlife and a hive of community food growing activity. As part of The Big Dig both Feed Bristol and Sims Hill CSA will also be putting on a range of engaging food growing and land based activities.  Keep watching our websites for further details. One for the diary!

Directions to site: Feed Bristol is located on the junction of Frenchay Park Rd and Stoke Lane in Stapleton (BS16 1HB). The entrance is by the traffic lights on Frenchay Park Road. Please cycle or use public transport if you can. There is a great cycle route through Eastville Park to nearby Snuff Mills. Local buses stop right outside the site.

For further information on the Bristol 2013 Seed Swap:

Or see our Facebook page