Plastic use At Sims Hill we are always concerned to be as sustainable as possible. We take the following steps to reduce our plastic use: No buying plastic bags for shares. We use either cotton/jute bags or net bags. The net bags are made of plastic but we are reusing the ones we receive from … Continue reading Plastic-free farming
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.
Hello! Because of the need to bring the tomato season to a close, we will all be receiving green tomatoes in our veg share this week. To help us deal with this sudden glut of the green stuff, Sims Hill member Naomi Woodspring provides us with the following recipes. Enjoy! In the States, one of … Continue reading Green Tomato Recipes!
To be held at 7.30pm at Horfield Meeting House, 300 Gloucester Road, BS7 8PD This is an open members' meeting, so please bring along any of your friends and neighbours who might be interested in learning more about Sims Hill, and especially in how we plan to move the project forward! 1. Update on growing, … Continue reading Narrative Agenda for the next open Members’ Meeting 25th September, 2012
Read on for the latest report from the Hill and how the Board is proposing Sims Hill collectively responds to the current climactic challenges at our next open members' meeting on 25 September. We need everyone there to help us make Sims Hill one of the most creative and resilient CSAs in the UK. What … Continue reading News from the Hill: Challenges and opportunities for 2012 and beyond!
Last year we had an exceptionally dry spring; there was no water supply at Sims Hill. We were amazed at the soils' capacity to hold moisture. Over the winter, Jay and Kenton dug a pond at the top of the field and laid 600m of mains pipe. Photo: The 60,000+/- litre pond full to the brim! This year we … Continue reading Watery news from the Hill
A small band made it to Sims Hill on June the 9th to play their part in the city wide, get growing trail. The weather was surprisingly warm and the cake predictably tasty! A couple of new members signed up with a couple more expressing interest. Since then we've tango'd with a succession of cold … Continue reading News from the Hill 19 June 2012
After a few rainy weeks when we thought Sims Hill was going to turn into an aquatic wonderland, things are finally starting to dry out. The Bristol area received 273mm (nearly 1 foot) of rain in 3 weeks and was officially the wettest April in over 100 years! Needless to say this had a noticeable … Continue reading News from the hill!
A quick update from the plot!James is back to work after the birth of his wee boy, hurray (x2).The pond is dug and the water mains is in (but not yet connected), Jay and his team did a fantastic job of it!The right hand side of the field now has hedge planted all the way … Continue reading News from the Hill