Sims Hill are looking to take on a trainee for the coming growing season – starting at the end of March. This is an opportunity for a new entrant grower to learn how to grow vegetables on a CSA and get experience with all aspects of running a small veg growing business. The trainee will … Continue reading Sims Hill Shared Harvest (CSA) are hiring for a Trainee Grower for 2022!
Sims Hill Shared Harvest is a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) cooperative based in Frenchay on the edge of Bristol. We are seeking applicants for the post of Lead Grower to collaboratively manage the CSA. The candidate will work with our current Lead Grower; sharing equal responsibility to manage the farm. We are looking for an … Continue reading Sims Hill Shared Harvest are hiring for a Lead Grower!
Hello! Our Seasonal Trainee Grower programme is back for 2021 after being halted by COVID-19 in 2020. We are looking forward to another fruitful season of growing on Sims Hill and invite applications from those of you willing to help us do that. Job Title: Seasonal Trainee Grower - Sims Hill Shared Harvest, Bristol Work … Continue reading We are hiring a Seasonal Trainee Grower for 2021!
We’re TEN this year! Hooray. Cause for celebration, we think. And to celebrate safely in the Covidsphere, we thought we’d give a whistle-stop tour of the history of Sims Hill and talk a little bit about why we feel so passionate about what we do: local food and community engagement. So, here’s an overview over … Continue reading Ten years of Sims Hill!
In Spring 2019 we ran a crowdfunder to start a brand new traineeship at Sims Hill. Sustainable agriculture is a vital industry, but it can be hard for new growers to develop their skills and find their feet. The average age of UK farmers is around 58, so we desperately need to make sure we … Continue reading Sims Hill Traineeship news
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
We started the year with the threat of being turned to tarmac as a new Park & Ride, but with fantastic local support we are making 2019 a year when we grow and flourish instead. We need your help. We have launched a crowdfunder to raise money to ‘Grow a Grower’ for this summer. We … Continue reading Crowdfunder launched today
At our AGM in February we talked through lots of different things that are happening for Sims Hill, and took some collective decisions. Just some of the things we discussed were: An update on the Park and Ride situation Growing the farm A new traineeship at Sims Hill The future of the Community Food Centre … Continue reading Spring news from the farm
An update on the status of the M32 Park and Ride proposals - January 12th 2019. The consultation on the proposal closed on Monday 7th Jan. How did the consultation go? In sum: You made it happen. We had an email from Marvin Rees, the Mayor of Bristol on 2nd January saying "Clearly the land … Continue reading M32 Park & Ride update
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