June in South Hobart

posted 31 May 2015, 13:15 by SHSC Secretary   [ updated 28 Jun 2015, 15:28 ]
Environmental Defenders Office - fundraiser
Tues 30 June 6pm, Arts Factory Sth Hbt

Alpine Quartet, Emlyn Johnson and Mount Trout will be playing. Come and support your EDO, who are the true environmental defenders.

Check out the fantastic work they do - www.edotas.org.au

Nepalese earthquake fundraiser
Sunday 28 June 10am 3 Curtis Ave Sth Hbt

Help raise money to build temporary, monsoon-proof shelters, rebuild or repair schools and replace lost exercise books, stationary and school bags for 1200 children as well as fund the facilitation of a Children’s Recovery Program, in the rural village of Mirge. Development of this village has been supported by many Tasmanians since 2009. See more.

The rinna dinna fell softly, the fire shone, Oonah listened and Kunyani watched

Thanks all for a wonderful night-walk full of glittering fire light. We hope you enjoyed celebrating our beautiful place in this world, our Rivulet, the critters and creatures, Kunyani and aboriginal culture.  We sincerely thank Linton Burgess and Sarah Jane Moore for singing and speaking with our community. We were humbled to have been acknowledged for our connection to country and community and asked to help celebrate National Reconciliation Week. We look forward to celebrating aboriginal culture and nurturing our environment further.

A small minute

Let me take one small minute to thank the volunteers that make our South Hobart Sustainable Community so fantastic. You are our heroes and we love you. Thank you for the lantern parades, the community garden, the monthly gatherings of green fingers and honey lovers, the bulk purchases to cut down our energy consumption, the celebrations of each equinox and solstice, the water quality and biodiversity sampling of our rivulet … the list goes on forever. You are amazing and inspiring and with the support of this community we know you are making a real difference. Thank you.

… on the subject of nurturing country

Council is planning to increase the height of the tip from 184 metres to 200 metres and the life of the site to 2030. From our SHSC water quality and biological sampling project in 2013, we know that there is a marked change in the river health immediately below the tip outflow to the extent that biological communities are severely compromised and people are advised not to touch the water. Sad isn’t it. Pollutants escape no matter how fantastic and modern a landfill design… and ours was designed decades ago. With all due respect to the efforts of the Council waste team to date, it’s time to dramatically change our approach to wasted resources in Hobart. Let’s get together and have the conversation about how we can say no to hurting our rivulet and our land unnecessarily. Let’s say no to burying recyclables in the ground and no to allowing non-recyclable packaging and products. Alderman Anna Reynolds has expressed an interest in hearing your thoughts about the extended life of the tip, so please take this opportunity to have your say about your environmental concerns - ald.reynolds@hobartcity.com.au


Ozmas Winter Solstice dinner

Each month someone in South Hobart hosts a garden tour followed by a shared meal. People bring seedlings or excess produce to swap and something tasty to eat. This month the gathering will be held at Cindy's garden, 21A Grayling Avenue on Saturday 20th June from 4.30pm. Start thinking about midwinter food - fruit cake, steamed pudding, roasted things, mulled wine! Anyone and everyone is welcome, come and be inspired. Let Cindy know if you would like to host us in your garden sometime soon. We meet (usually) on the third Sunday of the month at 3pm-ish for afternoon tea, and we love exploring new gardens. Contact Cindy for more info: cindyaulby@iinet.net.au

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

There are plots to be dug, seeds to be sown, seedlings to plant, garden beds to prepare, paths to be edged, compost to be moved, weeds to be pulled … a little something for everyone!  We may also oil our new shed. It is amazing what we can get done in a couple of hours when everybody pitches in. Bring your favourite garden tool and raincoat. We might have our coldest day on the way, but there are still things you can do in your own garden. It’s time to plant your rhubarb divisions, globe artichoke suckers, Jerusalem artichokes, spring onions and garlic (in a sunny spot). It is also a great time to start raising seedlings under glass for August plantings, such as cabbage, cauliflower and broccoli.

Business Networking Event for South Hobart businesses Thursday 4th June at Ginger Brown

Have you heard about the momentum gathering for a community bank in South Hobart? With your help it will happen! South Hobart businesses are invited to business networking drinks with representatives of the Bendigo Bank, South Hobart Community Bank® Project Steering Committee and Hobart City Council Aldermen. Come and discuss this exciting project and how your business can benefit and support it. The benefit for your business and the community is not only having the convenience of a bank right here in South Hobart but, more importantly, that a proportion of any profits from the community bank go into local projects. Contact Steve Harwin, for more information 0415 183 424 or to RSVP.

EDO fortnightly bulletin May 29th

The latest edition of the EDO Bulletin is now available here.  This edition provides updates on the State budget, RET legislation, a new review of environmental legislation and a whole heap of events to fill your calendar for June!