Archive for July, 2017

July 26, 2017

Sustaining the land: the diet question – lunchtime conversation

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The next in our series of monthly conversations – let’s discuss what a sustainable diet really looks like. Hannah Steenbergen from the Sustainable Food Trust will be facilitating a conversation about this topic – drawing from her work at SFT, which will bring in important topics such as fats and livestock, soil and sustainability. Food for thought – and you will get fed as well! The members of our Community Food Centre will be cooking up some fresh, homegrown veggies so we don’t get hungry while we talk about food!

Thursday 10th August, 12:30-14:00.

Feed Bristol, 158 Frenchay Park Road, Bristol, BS16 1HB

Please RSVP on eventbrite so we know how many people to cater for: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/sustaining-the-land-the-diet-question-lunchtime-conversation-tickets-36538457510

 

Everyone welcome.

The event is free but donations for ingredients would be welcomed.

July 11, 2017

The Busy Month of June: Schools Project Update

June was a busy month for the Education project, engaging with lots of young people on and offsite.

We had a visits from Wallscourt Farm Primary Year 3 classes who delved into the fascinating subjects of seeds and plant families. They were very excited and curious and survived their visit on one of the hottest days of the year, cooling off under the sprinklers!

The local Young Carer’s group came one weekend for a day of harvesting, cooking and feasting. Young people learnt new cooking skills and recipes which some said they were excited to go home and share with their families. South Glos Young Carer’s network fed back what a ‘fantastically interesting, fun and supportive day it was for young people who really need a day out’.

We were part of The Festival of Nature’s School day in Millenium Square., sharing the mystery and magic of soil with lots of children from Bristol schools.

It’s been great to share Sims Hill site and produce with so many people. We are still looking for more bookings – so do get in touch if you know any schools/groups interested?

Kirsty on simshilleducation@gmail.com

July 4, 2017

Why eating locally matters – talk

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We are pleased to announce our next Sims Hill Community Food Centre event: ‘Why eating locally matters’ – Thursday 13th July, 12:30-2pm, Feed Bristol, Frenchay Park Road, BS16 1HB Bristol, United Kingdom.

A delicious meal cooked on an open fire and an interesting discussion…what could be a better way to spend a Thursday lunchtime? Steph Wetherell from Real Economy will be joining the members of Sims Hill Community Food Centre to lead an informal discussion about why eating local produce matters. We will be exploring ideas such as health, sustainability and the true cost of fresh produce. Steph is a local food expert – working for Bristol Food Producers, organised the Food Connections conference and also does freelance writing.


The meal will be vegan, locally sourced and cooked by our volunteers…and free – though donations are welcomed and encouraged.

Everyone is welcome – please RSVP on eventbrite so we can estimate numbers for catering.
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/why-eating-locally-matters-lunchtime-talk-tickets-35754598968