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
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?
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