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May 11, 2019

Sims Hill Traineeship news

In Spring 2019 we ran a crowdfunder to start a brand new traineeship at Sims Hill.

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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 have a new generation of growers who know how to work the land – and crucially, understand the techniques of sustainable land management to protect our soil, reduce our carbon footprint and ensure biodiversity into the future. There are lots of volunteering opportunities in sustainable agriculture, but relatively few entry-level grower positions that allow people to up-skill, learn on the job and get ready to take on bigger responsibilities.

We are delighted to announce that through generous donations from over 95 donors, we raised £4,361 through our crowdfunder. On top of this, we received an extra donation of £1,000 from the employee-owned architectural firm Stride Treglown. This means we achieved our target (hurray!) and have been able to start the Sims Hill Traineeship 2019.

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The money raised is going towards:

  • Paying the wage of our trainee. We believe in paying trainees and interns for their work as an investment in their future and the future of the agricultural sector.
  • Paying for crucial training courses that support the practical experience gained at Sims Hill. Our growing team are a wealth of knowledge, but accredited, specific training (e.g. a First Aid course) to build knowledge and confidence will ensure a strong start in the industry.
  • Investing in the future of the traineeship. The increase in Sims Hill efficiency and productivity in 2019 (in part thanks to having the trainee on board) means that we hope to be able to fund the traineeship from our income in future years. This first year of seed funding means we can develop resilient and long term practices to support the traineeship, looking to 2020 and beyond.

We want to send huge thanks to everybody who shared news of our crowdfunder, supported or donated rewards or money to the traineeship. You have built a legacy that will live on in the land and landworkers.

With our raised funds, we acted quickly to advertise and interview for the 2019 traineeship post. We had an excellent caliber of applicants and are delighted to announce that our new trainee started on 7th May – with a day of planting 7,000 beetroot! We have confidence in their existing skills developed through volunteer roles, and their drive and willingness to learn for a future in sustainable agriculture.

Once again, thanks to everyone for supporting Sims Hill in our mission to make quality, nutritious food accessible – as consumers and growers – building a resilient, connected community in the Bristol area.

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April 23, 2019

Plastic-free farming

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 wholesalers to reduce our waste on the site, we do not buy these. We ask members to return their bags (net or cotton) so that we are always reusing these bags in a happy circular bag economy.
  • No bags on robust vegetables, which make up the majority of our crops. Veg like potatoes, cabbage, onions, carrots and other root veg come well protected by nature, we don’t need to add any extra packaging to them.
  • And most importantly: as a local Community Supported Agriculture scheme we are only producing the food each week that our members are actually going to take home. We are not stocking up shelves with food that will be put in the bin or go off before it even reaches someone’s home. This means we use massively less plastic than a supermarket – even the ones with “plastic free” sections.

Why are we not entirely “plastic free”?

We fully support the movement to go entirely zero-waste, and we are doing everything we can to reduce our plastic use in all aspects of the farm. However, as of Spring 2019 we still use “normal” plastic bags for our salad and delicate leaves. We have researched and tested various solutions, and are always looking for new ideas. At the moment this is what we have found.

Proposal 1: No bags.

If we didn’t use plastic bags for delicate green leaves (e.g. leaving them loose in crates), we have found that they go off too quickly and then are wasted. No one wants to turn up for their vegetables and find a big tray of squelchy compost or unsalvageable shriveled leaves – and this will happen within hours with the warm but damp conditions so common in our lovely south west. Food waste is also an enormous issue and massively damages the environment by wasting the work of the land.

Proposal 2: Paper bags.

We have also tested this, but the same issue of leaf deterioration occurs. We don’t want to be handing out bags of “pre-composted” salad leaves after we have worked so hard in the polytunnels to grow them!

Proposal 3: Recycle plastic bags from members.

Unfortunately, as a business we can’t reuse small plastic bags because of health and safety regulations. We simply aren’t allowed, as there could be a build up of dangerous bacteria and we do not want to harm the health of our members. We strongly encourage members to reuse the bags at home themselves, but as a business we are not allowed to do this.

Proposal 4: “Degradable” plastic bags.

Our farm manager James has done a lot of research on the newer alternatives to plastics, including speaking to council waste managers. “Degradable” plastic is currently not actually composted by local councils as their facilities cannot manage it. The material, although technically degradable, takes a long time to compost in a home composting system as the conditions are not right. So even though they are labelled as “degradable” they will not actually be degrading. They are also significantly more expensive than “normal” plastic bags.

Proposal 5: “Compostable” plastic bags.

Similar issues face “compostable” bags – they are not always composted by council sites or suitable for reasonable home composting. (See here for a BBC report on the issue in Wales). Also, at the moment “compostable” bags are sometimes made from sources that are themselves unsustainable or compete with food for land use. We do not want to be deforesting land in the sake of appearing more green. They are also often three times more expensive than “normal” plastic bags.

We think that in the near future, “compostable” plastic bags will become a viable alternative. We are actively keeping a look out for a good source of compostable plastic bags that come from forestry by-products so they are recycling a waste product, not competing for land. We will transition as soon as we find a source that is affordable and meets these sustainability criteria. We know other organisations locally and nationally are facing similar quandaries, so hopefully it is something that the sector can solve soon.

Proposal 6: “Normal” plastic bags.

So, we are stuck with “normal” bags for the moment. Our approach is:

  • Only use them when absolutely necessary. Delicate salad and green leaves that will not survive without protection.
  • Only package the number of leaves required each week. This is a massively important part of reducing waste, and a huge benefit from being a community veg delivery scheme rather than a supermarket.
  • Encourage our members to reuse the plastic bags they receive at home.
  • Support the “eco-brick” initiative. This initiative gives some confidence that the plastic is not going to end up in landfill. See a video on how to make them and check out local organisation “Bricking it” to find your nearest drop off point.
  • As a last resort, the “normal” plastic bags we currently use can be recycled at supermarket recycling points. However, it is difficult to know where this plastic ends up so we encourage members to do their own reuse actions or eco-bricks and consider this as a final resort.

Here’s hoping and acting for a plastic-free future for all of us and the earth.

 

March 19, 2019

Crowdfunder launched today

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 want to start a traineeship program at Sims Hill for new entrant growers. We are looking to employ a paid trainee for 2 days a week for the coming season.

We are aiming to raise £5,000 to cover the trainees wages and provide them with training and courses.

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Why support new growers?
Sims Hill is committed to sharing skills and knowledge with the community.
We recognise the need to upskill new producers and build a new generation of food growers in Bristol.

Why a paid traineeship?
Sims Hill is committed to supporting its farmers to build sustainable livelihoods. We recognise that for new growers it is difficult to find paid training options, particularly in urban agriculture projects.

We want to work towards a model which can support new growers in a fair way.

More land, more food
This year at Sims Hill we would like to increase the amount of land we are using to grow food and produce more food for our members. With a trainee joining the growing team we hope we can produce more vegetables shares.

We feel this is a vital step to make our CSA more robust and create more viable jobs for our growing team. From 2020 we aim to employ a trainee grower each season from our income and continue to build our CSA.

We would really appreciate your support in raising the £5,000 needed to employ a new trainee.

So, please forward this email, tell your friends and share the link below to our crowdfunding page. All donations of any scale are welcome. As anyone who’s ever done the weeding can tell you; every little really does help.

https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/grow-a-grower-at-sims-hill

Many thanks

The Sims Hill team

PS. Make sure you check out the adorable video our friends at Black Bark Films made us on the crowdfunder page!

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March 5, 2019

Spring news from the farm

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
  • Share price structure
  • Plastic use
  • New Board members
  • The 2018 budget

Read on to find out more, or download the full minutes of the meeting.

Park and Ride

We are very pleased with the support we received during the consultation. Bristol City Council said during the consultation that they don’t want it to be built on our land, and two local MPs are supporting us as well as great support from other local groups and individuals. Until the four unitary authorities (local councils) confirm the next stages of the plan we will not know for sure that the proposed P&R has been moved elsewhere. All the responses are being collated by the councils and should be reported in around May. We are in a strong position, but we need to wait and see what happens next.

Growing the farm

We are sending out around 76.5 “full share equivalents” each week at the moment – that means about 120 households receive our veg each week which is great. We are on target for our plans, and would like this number to be slightly higher by the end of 2019.

Our tractor is currently waiting to be repaired, so we are very grateful to David (a local farmer and supporter of Sims Hill) for continuing to lend us his tractor in the meantime.

A new traineeship at Sims Hill

We want to have a 2-day a week role over the summer for someone who wants to increase their commercial growing skills and experience. Expanding our growing team capacity will mean we are able to increase our crop outputs, and so provide for more households and longer into the winter months from our own stocks.

We require around £3k as a minimum to be able to make the traineeship a paid position. We haven’t got enough money this year to pay someone from our income, but the growing team feel confident that we could increase capacity this year enough to fund the post through our income next year. Over the past few months we have applied for a few grants but not been successful. We will launch a crowdfunder in March to generate this money. Anyone interested in helping, please get in touch via email or social media.

The future of the Community Food Centre

The Community Food Centre has run since 2016. It is coordinated every Thursday by our community worker, Sian, at the Feed Bristol part of the site. The Community Food Centre is a chance for people who might be in food poverty, and/or who experience social isolation or health issues, and who would benefit from being in a small group where they can be in nature, learn cooking skills, enjoy being in a positive group of people. We have a positive evaluation of the impact it has had on people’s lives.

We need funding to cover the project running costs for the project worker, rent to Feed Bristol, cost of providing shares, cooking staples for the lunch. Some time for our growers has also been paid, as they also put time into the project.

The funding that supported the Centre from 2016-2018 has finished. We are writing applications for large grants (£20,000-60,000) to continue the project. In the meantime, for Q1 (Jan-March 2019) we have had a private donor and Sims Hill reserves to cover the costs. For Q2 (April- June 2019) we currently have a smaller amount of donations to cover the expenses. As a consequence, at the AGM members agreed that we spend £2007 for Q2 from the Sims Hill reserves, but also encourage private donations to help cover the costs so that we are not using up as much project reserves.

We agreed that it will not be sustainable to continue running the Community Food Centre only with short term donations beyond Q2, but will keep looking for long term funding even if we have to stop the Centre. This may include partnerships with other organisations who can support the bidding process. If anyone is interested in helping with fund raising and grant writing (with experience, or to develop your own skills) please get in touch by email or on social media.

Anyone who feels able to contribute to help cover the costs of the Community Food Centre in Q2 can make a transfer to the Sims Hill bank account. Please mark your transfer with “donation”.

Our account details: Sims Hill Shared Harvest

The Co-operative Bank        Sort Code 08-92-99      Account number 65406791

Share price structure

At the last meeting, members agreed that the Board can raise the price of shares in 2019 if it is necessary to cover costs. If we do increase the share price, could we offer any concessionary share prices to make sure people aren’t priced out? In response this suggestion, Board members and Julian, a member (but see below!), have done a scoping project.

As part of the project we thought about a two-tiered pricing structure. To do this, we would need some people to be subsidising the cheaper shares and be confident in our margins so that we were not losing money through this process. We are not currently in a position to reduce the price of any shares to a lower concessionary rate as we are not making a significant profit on the price.

A different way to fund concessions and build up the project more generally is to have more “supporter” members (who don’t receive vegetables, they just donate to the project). We would like to make a push for more supporter members and Board members plan to focus more on that in the summer once the traineeship crowdfunder is over.

Plastic use

We have had a few requests and questions from members about going entirely plastic-free. We have already stopped buying any new plastic bags for shares – all are now recycled wholesale nets or material bags.

We still use single-use plastic bags for our salad, etc. If we didn’t use plastic bags for green leaves (e.g. using paper bags or leaving them loose in crates), they would go off too quickly and then are wasted, which is also bad for the environment. We can’t reuse the “normal” plastic bags we use at the moment because of health and safety regulations.

The “normal” plastic bags we currently use can be recycled at supermarket recycling points but it is difficult to know where this plastic ends up. There are different plastic options such as degradable or compostable, but they are more expensive and have their own issues. “Degradable” plastic is currently not actually composted by local councils as their facilities cannot manage it. They take a long time to compost in a home composting system as the conditions are not right for them. “Compostable” bags are sometimes made from sources that are themselves unsustainable or compete with food for land use.

We would like to find a good source of compostable plastic bags that come from forestry by-products so they are recycling a waste product, not competing for land. We will try to transition to degradable single-use plastic for the salads when we find a source that is affordable and meets these sustainability criteria. We know other organisations locally and nationally are facing similar quandaries, so hopefully it is something that the sector can solve soon.

New Board members

Steve Hobbs and Kirsty Philbrick stepped down from the Board this year. Thanks to both for their hard work, thoughtfulness and practical help during their time on the Board.

At  the AGM, two new Board members were elected: Julian Harrison and Julia Nichols. Julian is interested in supporting our financial planning, Julia is keen to support our social activities through events and building a stronger community for members. You can see more about them on our “Team” page. Remaining Board members are Damien Phillips, James Miller, Freya Widdicombe, Kristin Sponsler, Simone Osborn and Corra Boushel (Chair).

The 2018 budget

Our 2018 accounts have been prepared by our accountant and our turnover was around £47,000. The balance for the year including the veg business – as well as the cost of the Community Food Centre and grant income – was £1520. This is good news for the project, as we are growing year on year even with difficulties like the drought of the summer.

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January 12, 2019

M32 Park & Ride update

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 at Sims Hill is of real significance as evidenced by the number of emails I have received” – and the campaign was only 10 days old at that point!

We had over 3,000 people reading our call-out for action on the website, over 150 shares of the action on Facebook, and media coverage in Bristol Post, BBC News, a radio interview on BBC Radio Bristol and a news story in local newsletter The Week In. We don’t have the data from the consultation to know exactly how many responses they had yet, but we are trying to find that out too.

Both Kerry McCarthy MP and Darren Jones MP gave full support to get the P&R proposal site relocated. You can read their responses to the consultation here: (Kerry) (Darren) and the letters they received from Marvin Rees in response to their further conversations with Bristol City Council in support of our project (Darren) (Kerry).

We also had enormous public and background support from Bristol Food Network, Green Bristol City Councillors and the Blue Finger Alliance. Their efforts were invaluable to help us understand the situation and mobilise all you lovely people to respond. Thank you thank you thank you thank you.

Has our collective action made a difference?

At this stage of course we can’t be 100% sure – new plans have not yet been published so we can’t count our chickens (or leeks) just yet. However, we are confident that the actions everyone has taken has shifted the debate and influenced some of the politicians who will be making this decision. The Mayor’s response so far has stopped short of making promises, but he has expressed publicly his “clear preference… for a site further north, nearer the M4 junction.” He goes on to say:

“we have a responsibility to preserve important green space for local food production and for public and environmental good… I would be interested to explore how our publicly owned land can connect with aspirations for peri-urban farms… I would support any opportunity to develop this on Bristol City Council owned land.”

The whole spatial plan is a negotiation between the four local councils (Bristol, S Glos, N Somerset & BANES) so having the Mayor in favour of changing the proposed site, strong support from local MPs, and a vocal public on our side is a really good place to be at this point.

What happens next?

There are two parts to this.

What will the council and West of England authorities do next?

The West of England spatial plan will be negotiated between the councils over the next few months and the consultation responses will inform this. We expect a second stage of public discussion around May, when there will be an inspection of the whole plan, considering what has been proposed and the consultation responses. We or other organisations on our behalf should hopefully get the chance to feed into this inspection, so we await that stage.

Beyond this, if the current proposal doesn’t get changed there will be several more stages to the negotiations and there will have to be local consultations on more specific plans. None of this is going to happen overnight, or even in 2019. That means we can keep fighting, and in the meantime we can definitely keep growing and eating.

What will you do next?

We are massively grateful for the incredible outpouring of support in a crisis – it has meant a huge amount and we think it will really pay off. Our ‘real’ work and fun continues though, and we would love to share more of the everyday love with you all as well.

1.Keep in touch. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter, and we will keep updating the website as the situation develops.

2. You can join our next volunteer day on Sunday 20th January (or the third Sunday of any month) if you want to get your hands stuck in to some practical solidarity. It’s always a fun day, and it makes a huge difference having some extra helpers to get work done. See here for more details.

3. Eat our delicious vegetables. We are feeding over 110 homes (we were too modest in our campaign!) across Bristol but we have space for a few more. It’s £7/week for a half share, or £12/week for a full share. Be the vegetable revolution.

4. Become a “vegetable champion” supporter. If you can’t manage the vegetables but could put some money towards the cause, we gladly accept donations to help us strengthen our project and do more work with the community. Donations can be as little as £2/month but it really does help. Join our network.

If you have any questions, feel free to get in touch with us via the contact page.

Stay warm, share the love and eat your greens x

May 1, 2018

Spring 2018 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 on schedule with all of our planting so far, aiming to get all the onions out in the first week of May and the beetroot soon after. The only crop that the strange weather this year managed to spoil was the celeriac. Unexpectedly, it wasn’t the snow or the late cold snap that caused a problem, but those sudden hot days at the start of April that crisped the seedlings and overheated the crop. A shame! But nature takes as it gives, and other than that we are in good form for the summer and autumn to come.

In the shares at the moment we are managing to provide our own greens and salad leaves, but are buying in other vegetables until the “hungry gap” of April – June is over and we have our own crops ready with summer growth. We used an excellent farm near Swindon for much of our bought in veg over the winter, but they too have run out of stocks so we have had to go further afield until our own provision increases. We do our best to balance our aims of sourcing as locally as possible, from other farms who share our ethos and within a price range that means we can continue to provide members with seven vegetables each week. This gets harder as the hungry gap reduces local stocks and raises prices, but summer is around the corner so the growers are working hard on the land to make sure we can provide as much as possible ourselves as soon as the weather allows.

Partnerships

We are extremely proud to announce that we have reached our highest ever number of members, which is brilliant. We are providing veg for over 90 households around the city at the moment. There is always some flux and flow in member numbers as people move away or change their habits, but we hope to keep member numbers up and even grow a little bit more. Our strongest “social network” is our membership, so tell a friend about us (thumbs up sign optional) and help us strengthen our roots across the city.

Feedback from members’ meetings and ongoing discussions have raised the idea of keeping bees on the land several times over the last couple of years. Over the last few months the idea was explored in more depth, and the Board have confirmed that we will not be putting this into action. Discussions with Avon Wildlife Trust (who manage Feed Bristol) have taught us that they would rather the site encouraged solitary bees, as when honey bees are brought in they out-compete the solitary bees. You can find out more about the difference and why solitary bees are important here. On the big field, which is not shared with Feed Bristol, our lease from Bristol City Council would make sub-contracting to a beekeeper complicated, so this is also not a sensible idea. All in all, it has been useful to investigate the topic in more depth – did you know there are 267 species of bee in the UK? – so for the time being we will stay as we are, welcoming and admiring the bees that choose to buzz with us of their own accord.

Upcoming events

Our community worker Laurie has moved away from Bristol, so her role has been taken on by Sian, who was already closely involved in the Community Food Centre which has made for a smooth hand-over. With Sian’s support we will be running a “lunchtime conversation” in June as part of Bristol Food Connections. Watch out for news and details on our Facebook page and here on the website. We are also part of the Get Growing Trail this summer which opens up community gardens and growing spaces around the city for visitors. Along with our usual volunteer work days on the 3rd Sunday of every month, it’s a busy, sociable time ahead.

Happy May day to all, let us unite as workers, eaters, producers and vegetable lovers.

 

December 1, 2017

Mandy’s stuffed pattypan recipe

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, so recipes need to get creative and add interesting flavourings to make the most of this surprising vegetable.

In France, pattypan are known as “pâtisson” and often served stuffed. If your French is up to scratch, take a look at recipes for “pâtisson farci”. Our friend Mandy checked out a few options and came up with this translated approach.

Mandy’s stuffed pattypan

Some recipes say boil the pumpkin first, but the problem is it makes the outside soft while the inside is still relatively hard, and makes it much harder to handle.

1. Cut the top off, scoop out the seed and some of the flesh.

2. Boil a small potato, then chop it up. You could use breadcrumbs instead, but a potato makes it a gluten-free dish.

3. Fry together onion, bacon, mushroom, swiss chard, garlic, chopped up scooped out patty pan, seasoning.

4. Chop up Gruyere cheese.

5. Mix all the veg, potato and cheese together and stuff the pattypan shell. Grate some more Gruyere on top. Bake without the top to get a tasty cheese crust, or put the top back on for a proper pumpkin look.

6. Bake at 180C for an hour.

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November 1, 2017

Lunchtime conversation: Property is theft? Property is freedom?

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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 a Q and A and general discussion from all present.
Lunch will be ready at 12:30 for everyone to share, cooked by the volunteers at Sims Hill Community Food Centre – we would appreciate a small donation. The discussion will then take place from 1-2pm. Please sign up on eventbrite so we know how many to cook for 🙂

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/property-is-theft-property-is-freedom-tickets-39475596572


Everyone welcome!

 

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<http://bristolgreencapital.org/events/men-saw-today-sensory-audio-walk/>), 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…https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/what-are-men-eating-and-whats-eating-men-lunchtime-conversation-tickets-38584603588

Any questions? Get in touch with Laurie on laurie@realeconomy.co.uk

September 13, 2017

Re-imagining the city – what do you want to discuss?

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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 we will creating a list of topics that we want to explore over the coming year. Chris Sunderland, director of Sims Hill and the Real Economy will be facilitating.

The Sims Hill Community Food Centre group will be cooking a deicious vegan lunch for us to share. Please sign up for a ticket so we know how many to cater for. Donations for food costs would be appreciated.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/re-imagining-the-city-what-do-you-want-to-discuss-tickets-37869514738

Thursday 21st September, 12:30-14:00 @ Feed Bristol

Everyone welcome!