Archive for February, 2017

February 24, 2017

Sims Hill AGM 28th February!

tractorThe Sims Hill AGM will be held at 7:30 pm 28th February at St. Werburghs Community Centre, Horley Rd, Bristol, BS2 9TJ

Light refreshments (and great cake!) will be served.

We are very much looking forward to sharing with you all the exciting things that have been happening to us in the last year. Sims Hill is on the move! We have added new social projects, held our first crowdfunder, hired a new Membership Coordinator, and are now in the midst of recruiting an Assistant Grower. And of course, concentrating on growing more and higher-quality veg for you all while we are at it.


Presenting of the 2016 accounts

Election of the Board: This year Kristin Sponsler and Simone Osborn will be standing down from the Board as per our articles, and will also be standing for reelection. We still have space for 1 harvest share member and 1 supporter member to stand. If any one would like to stand for the Board, please write to with a brief bio in the next few days so we can announce this before the meeting.

Grower update: Farm Manager Miriam Schoen will report on the farming highlights of the last year, her new growing plans for the next one, and how she plans on using our new tractor!

Education project update from Kirsty Philbrick

Sims Hill Community Food Centre project update from Laurie King

Our new Membership Recruitment Coordinator Alice Lee will tell us her plans for recruitment for the year ahead and how you can all get involved.

Hope to see you the there!

The Sims Hill team


February 23, 2017

Come and find out more about the Education Project!

veg-face-winnerLast week we joined up with the Real Economy  community food event in Southmead where residents got together to watch the film Ratatouille and cooked up a delicious seasonal ratatouille and other healthy snacks. Thank you to Tasha of Real Economy and everyone else who helped organise this event.

We’re inviting groups of families with children in Southmead to come and visit us to find out more about veg growing and get involved with harvesting and cooking up a nutritious dish. Please get in touch with Kirsty ( if you’re a Southmead resident who’s interested, or know someone who might be.

We held a ‘veg with a face’ competition for children to win a veg box, seasonal recipe and Real Economy Real Food Club Gift Voucher.

The lucky winner was Kayla (pictured above) and the runner up was Lisa.  We got in touch with them today and hope to deliver their prizes next week. See all the children’s fab drawings below.


February 10, 2017

Sims Hill is Recruiting for an Assistant Grower!

We are now recruiting for an Assistant Grower to help our Farm Manager, Miriam Schoen, keep producing even more amazing local veg for our members.

Job Title: Assistant Grower – Sims Hill Shared Harvest, Bristol
Position Type: 3 days a week for 6 months [with the intention to extend the position beyond]
Status: employed
Pay rate: the post is paid at a full time salary rate of £16,600, so 3/5 time will be paid a total of
£9,960 per annum (or £191 per week).
Closing date for applications: February 28, 2017.

The complete job spec can be found here. If interested, please send a cover letter detailing relevant experience and a CV to by 28th February, 2017.