South Hobart Sustainable Community
Growing our community together

We are a collection of like-minded locals who want to work together to lead more sustainable lifestyles and share what we learn along the way.We remain optimistic and aim for a fun, friendly and fulfilling place to live.

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News & Announcements

  • Spring in South Hobart...AGM, Hobart Rivulet Park reopens, D'Arcy St Roundabout, secatuers maintenance
    2016 SHSC Inc. AGM
    Saturday 8 October, 3pm

    South Hobart Community Garden, Cascade Road (up the back of the large carpark opposite the Badminton Centre)

    Join us for a quick AGM (last year's only took 15 minutes) followed by a garden party (i.e. bubbles, nibbles) and children welcome. We've secured funding for a garden shelter, so would love to hear your ideas for it!

    Also, if anyone is interested in taking a role on the SHSC Facilitators group, please contact us via secretary@southhobart.org

    We'd love to hear from anyone able to assist in communications, that can fill the vacant Secretary role (estimated average commitment of 1 hour per fortnight)

    Please mark the date and come along to make sure we have a quorum (based on RSVPs to date, we need another 10 people).

    Hobart Rivulet Park reopened

    The Hobart Rivulet Park between Molle and McKellar Streets has reopened. The redeveloped track is an average of 3m wide, with a concrete aggregate surface, textured to provide grip on wet days.

    The Council thanks the South Hobart community for its patience with the delayed completion of this development.

    There will be a formal opening for the path, which is expected to take place in October.

    Petition to City of Hobart re improvements to D'Arcy St, Washington St, Cascade Road "roundabout"

    City of Hobart is considering minor maintenance to the "roundabout" at this busy intersection. Due to a number of near-misses from pedestrians trying to cross between the shops and Hospital, or the playground/soccer ground, a number of residents feel that a safer crossing is necessary. The existing kerb ramps are difficult for wheelchairs and strollers to easily transition from footpath to road and back. The lack of defined crossing paths, or different surface treatments, makes it hard for drivers to know where to give way.

    If you also feel that improvement is needed, then please pop into the Macquarie Street Supermarket (Cascade Road/Darcy St IGA) or Ginger Brown to sign a petition to HCC to ask them to improve the safety of this "roundabout". If we don't request this now, there is a risk that the maintenance work will entrench the existing flaws.

    Growers Gathering - secateurs maintenance workshop

    Sunday 2 October, 3pm

    Sylvia is hosting the Grower's Gathering, with Gaby providing tuition, so bring your secateurs and some old rags along. If you have a small sharpening stone you can also bring it. Gaby will bring the tools and WD40 etc along and we can bring our secateurs back to life!

    If interested, please contact Gaby for address details - soho.growers@gmail.com

    South Hobart Primary School Annual Fair
    Saturday 5 November, 10:30am - 2pm

    Come along and support the school community. Pick up a bargain in the bric-a-brac and second hand book section; hand pick a handmade craft item; stock up on plants for your garden; bring the kids for a jump on the bouncy castle or a play in any of the multiple tents and activity station; enjoy a yummy lunch or try your luck at our lucky dip stall. Whatever you do, have fun and enjoy the day!

    Sustainable Living Festival - The Future Could be Awesome

    Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 November, 10am - 5pm

    The Future Could Be Awesome reflects this years vibrant Sustainable Living Festival. This year's program features a story slam, poetry slam, and "The Sketches" - an energetic hybrid of impromptu theatrics, "speak-singing" in an Australian accent, and cheeky on-stage repartee. Aside from these highlights, there will be the usual delicious cooking demonstrations, informative talks, practical workshops, live music, art installations, kids activities and exhibits from local businesses and community groups.

    Posted 24 Sep 2016, 06:07 by SHSC Secretary
  • August happenings
    Reap what you sow

    Community garden working bee
    Saturday 13 August 1-3pm at the community garden

    It's time to start preparing for SPRING. The garden is looking lovely and we have a few spare plots if you now any locals in need of some growing space.

    Tasks will include planting, weeding, watering, mulching and decorating signs if you wish. We hope to see you all there :)
    a load of rubbish

    Feed back on the draft South Hobart Good Neighbour Agreement
    By the 27 August

    Over the past year we have been developing a Good Neighbour Agreement with the City of Hobart landfill site at McRobies. The South Hobart Sustainable Community participated in the development of the Agreement in order to encourage a reduction of waste going to landfill. The Agreement also covers traffic, odour, dust and noise from the site. Please take a moment to read the short draft Good Neighbour Agreement, developed by MRA consulting and the City of Hobart and send us any comments you have. 

    Do you think Council should start collecting food waste? Do you think they could help businesses recycle better? Do you have any ideas? If so, let us know - secretary@southhobart.org 

    Garage sale trail

    Garage sale trail
    Saturday 22 October

    Garage Sale Trail is Australia’s big day of GOOD STUFF with over 10,000 garage sales happening around the country. Now in its sixth year, Garage Sale Trail, is a free, council-powered day of garage sales that attracts over 300 000 bargain-loving shoppers nationally. With over 2 million pre-loved treasures expected to be up for sale.

    The day exists to do more than help people sell their unwanted stuff and hone the skills of bargain hunters. The simple act of buying and selling at a garage sale does a whole lot of ‘good stuff’ beyond making extra cash and finding treasure. It’s a simple way to bring communities together, reuse and rethink the idea of what waste really is… while having an excuse to get dressed up, bake and barbeque.

    Learn more about the Good Stuff. Get Involved - Host A Sale or Shop The Trail
    Growers gathering

    Growers gathering
    Sunday ??

    Come and join us, bring any garden things you have excess of that you would like to share. As always, everyone is welcome with or without goodies to swap - the main point is to be together and share all our garden questions, solutions and general combined wisdom. Do bring something to share for a delicious dinner at ?? South Hobart.

    Posted 11 Aug 2016, 13:40 by SHSC Secretary
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