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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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  • 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
  • South Hobart in Winter - Cabaret, gardening and funds for our community

    Sth Hbt Community Garden

    Community Garden wins grant funding for shelter!!

    We’ve been granted over $10,000 from the Commonwealth Government under the Stronger Communities Program to construct a shelter, seating and accessible garden. This will be developed in the space at the rear of the garden, on the kunanyi/Mt Wellington side of the garden.

    We have got big plans for our little patch but we always welcome new ideas, so let us know your veggie visions (or if you've got energy to help with the construction!) with a quick email to secretary@southhobart.org.

      
    Establishing a Community Bank in Hobart


    Help establish a community bank in South Hobart
    Friday 22 July from 2-4pm

    Lady Gowrie Child Care, 269 Davey Street (access from end of next to Barrecode)

    Re-energise efforts to establish a community-owned, ethical bank that invests half of its profits in the local community. The Steering Committee invites you to come to a workshop to help us expand our reach beyond South Hobart to create a successful Bendigo Community Bank in the foothills of kunanyi/Mt WellingtonAfternoon tea will be available.


    Please register to attend 

     



    National Tree Day
    Sunday 31 July from 1:30-3pm

    Wellesley Park (access from end of Wentworth Street)

    Bushcare & Bush Adventures  will be celebrating National Tree Day at Wellesley Park in South Hobart.  Bushcare will be giving away native plants for your garden, deck or patio, and will be on-hand to provide guidance on planting native gardens. The local South Hobart Bushcare group will also be in attendance.  Bush Adventures will be running a series of kids activities for all ages exploring the world of trees. 
    This is a free event.  All welcome. 
    Enquiries to Lisa Cawthen, HCC Bush Coordinator 6238 2884



    Cabaret - fun fundraiser for South Hobart Primary School
    Saturday 6 August 7-11pm at the school hall

    South Hobart Primary School is having a Cabaret night (for grown ups) on August 6th.

    Canapes, welcome cocktail and a night of engaging entertainment included. A range of performances from parents and the school community (Jugglers, singers, comics) followed by the headline act - King Cake with Pete Cornelius and Al Dobson on the sax and the rest of the band.

    It's a great chance to get to know the local community and it's open to everyone. Buy your tickets now!


    Posted 18 Jul 2016, 12:56 by SHSC Secretary
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