Come and join us, say food growers

March 29 2018

IT’S the growing season in more ways than one for a food cooperative project in Frenchay.

Sims Hill Shared Harvest has a huge new polytunnel on its site at Feed Bristol.

Sims Hill provides weekly veg boxes for over 80 households, as well as an education project for young people, an alternative food bank centre and volunteering opportunities for local people. 

Its new farm manager is James Miller and his assistant grower is Chloe Russell. Sims Hill also employs three further part-time staff for community and education projects and deliveries, alongside a team of ten part-time "workshares" and over fifteen regular volunteers.

If anyone fancies joining the team, there is a volunteer day every third Sunday of the month 10.30am - 3.30pm meeting at Feed Bristol (BS16 1HB). 

Sims Hill member Corra Boushel said:  "We are incredibly grateful to the funders for supporting the ongoing and long-term future of Sims Hill. Having this covered growing space will allow the project to flourish, providing more locally grown food throughout the year and continue the work of nurturing a strong community as well." 

The new large polytunnel, funded by a local private philanthropic trust, complements two existing smaller tunnels and 7 acre field space next to the M32.

Weekly veg boxes can be collected from two pick-up points in Frenchay. Find out more at