Work around the farm and in the busy hours of our many helpers, Board members and staff has been keeping everything shipshape and Bristol fashion for Sims Hill. On the land The Spring planting has been going well and the new polytunnel looking an absolute delight with its leafy greens and delicious compost. We are … Continue reading Spring 2018 update
Our AGM had to be rescheduled this year due to snow and ice in early March, but a group of growers and members met a few weeks later on 26th March. You can find the minutes of the meeting - and all past meetings - on the members' meeting minutes page.
We are looking for a new Community worker to run our Community Food Centre. The Centre has been running since November 2016, and as our staff member moves away we are looking for a replacement to take this important role in the Sims Hill team. Principal tasks: You will be responsible for working with referral … Continue reading Vacancy: Community worker
Our incredible pumpkin crop this year has given members plenty of pumpkin to experiment with new recipes. 'Pattypan' pumpkins - the white ones that look like space ships - can be harvested small and eaten raw, or left to grow larger for a dramatic looking pumpkin. However, their looks are more impressive than their personality, … Continue reading Mandy’s stuffed pattypan recipe
What have the English Revolution, the Irish potato famine and the gentrification of Easton all have in common? Find out at a fascinating discussion on the transformative role of land ownership patters through British history. The event will include a talk from Humprey Lloyd, a grower and member of the Landworkers' Alliance, as well as … Continue reading Lunchtime conversation: Property is theft? Property is freedom?
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. … Continue reading Sims Hill is Recruiting for a New Farm Manager!
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 … Continue reading What are men eating & what’s eating men? Lunchtime Conversation
Join the Sims Hill Community Food Centre for lunch and help us decide on topics for our upcoming monthly discussions- we want to re-imagine our future and our city in a more sustainable and ethical way - so what big ideas and practical steps do we want to have and to take? During this event … Continue reading Re-imagining the city – what do you want to discuss?
On the 1st of September, a group of families from Sense came to enjoy the bounty of the Sims Hill Harvest. The children who visited have sight/hearing issues, and in some cases many other health complications. All enjoyed engaging with the smells (from garlic chives to fresh tomatoes), textures (from soft marshmallow leaves to prickly … Continue reading Education project shares the harvest with Sense families
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 … Continue reading Sustaining the land: the diet question – lunchtime conversation