Archive for October, 2017

October 23, 2017

Sims Hill is Recruiting for a New Farm Manager!

Sims Hill is looking to recruit a Farm Manager to build upon the great work of our current Farm Manager Miriam Schoen who is moving out of the country.

Job Title: Farm Manager – Sims Hill Shared Harvest, Bristol
Status: Employed, 4 days per week
Contract: Permanent, subject to three months notice by either side. Working hours may also be varied at three
months notice.
Pay rate: £10/hour
Closing date for applications: 30th of November 2017
Start date of post: 1st of Feb 2018, or earlier by arrangement

We are looking for an experienced commercial organic grower with an understanding of CSA values and the ability to lead a team of volunteers and other employees. The role will be responsible for the planning, production and delivery of CSA and wholesale vegetables, as well as developing relationships with partners and wholesale clients, and developing other income streams. Part of the role also consists of the continuing setting up and development of infrastructure on the site including raising funds.

You will work with Chloe, our existing paid grower and may delegate some responsibilities to her by agreement with the board.

Please apply in writing including a cover letter and CV to
Closing date 30th of November 2017.

The complete job spec can be found here.

October 4, 2017

What are men eating & what’s eating men? Lunchtime Conversation

We are pleased to announce our next lunchtime conversation at Sims Hill Community Food Centre will be on the 26th October from 12:30 – 2pm.

What choices do men make about the food that they (/we) eat? Do they (/we) have any specific attitudes around animal- or plant-based protein? And what links do and can men make between what happens on the plate and what happens in the wider environment?

Dr Emma Roe and Dr Paul Hurley are researchers at the University of Southampton, and have been leading a project in Bristol in partnership with Windmill Hill City Farm and The Matthew Tree Project. They’re trying to understand more about men’s relationships to the ‘more-than-human world’, interrogating what it means to be an ethical consumer, and seeking to find new opportunities for men to become ecological citizens. The Man Food project has involved workshops with groups of men, an artists’ residency (And All the Men We Saw Today<>), pop up discussions and the development of a toolkit, for organisations wanting to work with groups around food and ecology. It has been funded by Arts and Humanities Research Council Connected Communities Programme.

At Sims Hill, Emma and Paul join us for an interactive discussion about some of the themes of Man Food, and seeing how we can get past some of the stereotypes and misconceptions around food and gender, to affect real social and ecological change.

Lunch will be served at 12:30 and the discussion will begin at around 1pm. Lunch is free though please bring your pennies to make a donation for ingredients. Lunch is vegetarian and will be cooked by the members of the Sims Hill Community Food Centre on an open fire for all to enjoy. Everyone welcome!

Please RSVP so we know how many to cook for…

Any questions? Get in touch with Laurie on