Archive for April, 2014

April 25, 2014

Make your voices heard and help save Blue Finger land! deadline extended to 2nd June!

Greetings from Sims Hill!
You may already be aware that there are plans to build a road right through the Feed Bristol site, in the heart of Bristol’s Grade 1 agricultural land.

If you would like to comment on the plan then you have until June 2nd to write to the Council*. All of the information on the plan, with helpful tips on how to comment on it is available here on the Blue Finger Alliance website.

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April 24, 2014

Sims Hill at Bristol Food Connections Festival and the Get Growing Trail 2014!

We are hoping to grow to 70 full shares by the end of 2014! To do this we are running a series of stalls and participating in several events over the next few weeks. Look for us at Real Economy’s pop-up market at the Walled Garden in Barton Hill on 7th May, at the Food and Land Forum at Feed Bristol on 10th May (as part of the outstanding lineup of events at the Bristol Food Connections Festival), and also at Feed Bristol on 7th June as part of this year’s Get Growing Trail.

April 10, 2014

Next Members’ Meeting 22nd April!

Our next Members’ Meeting will be Tuesday 22nd April at 7:30 pm at Horfield Meeting House (see map.)

This is going to be a lively and informative meeting that will help us all get up to speed with some of the latest exciting developments going on at Sims Hill, such as:

  • We have a busy crew working on building our second polytunnel, and next we are going to start talking soil fertility!
  • We are planning how to strengthen and support our “growing” relationship with Feed Bristol!
  • We are about to become a certified Permaculture Land Centre (another way for members to get involved?)
  • We need more members to join us, learn with us, and best of all, help eat our lovely veg!

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April 4, 2014

April 5th Work day at Sims Hill!

The Sims Hill polytunnel project continues with another work day this Saturday 5th April to continue working on our new polytunnel build! We will also be doing some horticultural work in our other polytunnel.

Meet at Sims Hill at 10 (directions here). Bring lunch and a cup, plus outdoor boots/ clothing.

Contact James for more info 07935332659.

And as if that weren’t enough, there is also a work day at Feed Bristol (see map) from 11 am to 4 pm the same day! An excellent opportunity to take part in some hands on work and to get stuck in. Learn about wildlife-friendly vegetable growing and take part in  pruning and grafting workshops.

Hope to see you in the field(s)!