August in South Hobart

posted 6 Aug 2015, 13:15 by SHSC Secretary   [ updated 6 Aug 2015, 20:42 ]
Alchemy workshop
Dancing tonight and all weekend
Either a weekend workshop Aug 7th- 9th,
or one class tonight Fri (Aug 7) at 7.30-10pm $25 (drop-in)

A Dancing Freedom weekend workshop - Embodied Alchemy at the South Hobart Primary Hall. In this workshop the unique, dynamic and interdependent qualities of each of the elements (earth, air, fire and water) will be explored through ecstatic dance, authentic movement, ritual and group work. Your hosts, Lydia and Richard welcome you to come and explore the power of dance and embodiment for healing and empowerment. Contact Lydia Marolda - 0434 508 414. Book your tickets.
Working bee Community garden working bee 
Sth Hbt Community Garden, Sat 8 Aug 1-3pm

After a week of being snowed in, rained on and blown away by the wind, we all deserve some sunshine! The weather report is tipping a fine Saturday: Sunny, light winds and 11. Why not come and get your vitamin D hit at the community garden? We'll do shed love, preparations for spring plantings, community potato patch planting, light pruning and calk art for the kids (young and young at heart). I hope you can all join us. Friends and family welcome!
The wall
Feedback on a draft site plan for ‘Fruehauf’
Thurs 13 Aug at the Rock It Indoor Climbing Centre 6-7.30pm
Sun 16 Aug at the Fruehauf cliff

Council is seeking feedback on a draft site plan for the climbing cliff known as ‘Fruehauf’, with drop-in sessions to view and comment on the draft site plan. For further info call 62 382185 or
Growers group
Sun 23rd Aug, 3pm for afternoon tea
At the garden of Danielle ad Ave at 70 Hillborough Road

At this gathering we will sow the seeds for our spring gardens. Bring seed raising pots and seeds to swap and share, and we will organise soil and extra pots aplenty. Bring something to share for afternoon tea, and any other thing from the garden or for the garden that you want to share or swap. Most important though is to bring yourself! You are the contribution we value most. Please contact Cindy if you have any queries, or if you would like to host a gathering some time.

It's a simple thing - we come with food, with garden curiosity, questions and wisdom, and we love to see other gardens for inspiration and ideas. The host provides tea and a garden to visit - there's no pressure for the garden to be finished or tidy or amazing! We can enjoy what is happening and share our combined experience to support new or struggling gardens. Cindy: 6224 3211

National Science Week Activity
Composting - Garden MAGIC

Sth Hbt Community Garden, Sat Aug 22 1-3

David is the modest super hero of Community and School Gardens across southern Tasmania and has been enriching the soils around Hobart with his magic compost for decades and is keen to share his secrets. We will learn about four different methods of composting to make an invaluable soil improver and explore the science behind soil health and adding organic materials for plant health and vigour. Walk-ins are welcome, tickets $5

Community forum *South Hobart - Don't waste our future*

Thurs Aug 27, 6–9pm St Francis Xavier's church hall, 30 Anglesea St

Have your say about Council plans to extend the life of McRobie's tip, ways we can reduce waste and the impacts on our community.

If we're going to host the city-wide tip again, we'd like to call for some changes, but what changes would the community like to see?

Join us for a waste forum where we will hear from some inspirational speakers and seek to understand your views, so that the SHSC can develop a 'Good Neighbourhood Agreement' to present to the HCC. 

  • Phil Harrington will be showcasing a number of inspirational examples of waste reduction initiatives from around the world (including Tasmanian examples). 
  • The Hobart City Council will share with us existing, mitigated and potential land and water contamination issues related to the tip.
  • Alderman Anna Reynolds will discuss the noise, dust and safety community concerns that locals have already raised.
  • We will also run an activity at the end to gather your ideas about the changes you would like to see.