Happenings in South Hobart

posted 10 Dec 2015, 15:32 by SHSC Secretary   [ updated 10 Feb 2016, 14:55 by Lissa Villeneuve ]
Sth Hbt Community Garden

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

The garden is looking lovely. Happily the working bee coincides with the sixth day of the Chinese New Year for year of the monkey which is apparently an auspicious time for returning to work (in the garden!). 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 :)

South Hobart community bank

All Saints Twilight Market 
All Saints Fri 11 Dec 3-7pm (and Sat 12 Dec 9-2pm)

Imagine a profitable local bank that can help fund cool stuff around South Hobart. Pledging your support is an investment in the community and your imagination is the only limit to the kinds of things we can support. If you are looking for a Christmas gift that keeps on giving, think about buy your special person a future share in the South Hobart Community Bank this Christmas!

You can get your gift-wrapped pledge present at one of the two upcoming All Saints Christmas Markets.A gift-wrapped pledge form is a promise to buy shares in this local bank that won't invest in coal but will invest in local South Hobart projects. If you've been meaning to make a pledge to the Community Bank, Christmas is the perfect time!

Sth Hbt Community Garden

Community garden working bee
Saturday 12 Dec 1-3pm at the community garden

The garden is looking lovely. This working bee we'll be harvesting our plump crop of garlic, planting some perennials & summer crops along with weeding the forest garden. We hope to see you all there :)

Sth Hbt Cookbook

Growers gathering
Sunday 13 Dec 5pm for a festive dinner together

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 Clare and Mark's place, 5pm, 12 Paget Street, South Hobart.

Look forward to seeing you there and then and remember to buy some cookbooks for your Christmas presents! They are available at SLT in Murray Street or at this dinner. 
Sth Hbt Tip
Land fill in South Hobart for another 23 years
Time for community input
Nearly half a million tonnes of municipal and business waste materials are buried in Tasmania each year. Almost half is compostable materials (like food and garden scraps), around 13% is cardboard/paper and heaven knows how much plastic (a recyclable product) ends up buried too. This is unnecessary, irresponsible and down right devastating. 

On average 50-60% of resources buried in Tasmanian landfills are non-domestic (commercial and construction) waste but the majority of ratepayers are households. It is not fair for households to subsidise big commercial generators like clubs and pubs, retailers and building companies, as well as all past users.

Council has just submitted their DPEMP asking for environmental approval to extend the life and height of the South Hobart tip for another 23 years. Public comment is requested. A copy of our submission will be available on our website soon. 

Also on the subject of waste. Council has agreed to develop a Good Neighbour Agreement with South Hobart. Once again we'll be asking them to help the State Government ministers understand that burying perfectly good recyclables  and compostables and getting households to pay for that folly is not a good solution. 
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