March in South Hobart

posted 6 Mar 2015, 15:15 by SHSC Secretary   [ updated 6 Mar 2015, 20:04 ]
Community garden working bee
Sunday 8 March 10-2pm (plus every Monday night from 7-8:30pm)
There are plots to be dug, seeds to be sown, pots to plant, garden beds to prepare, paths to be edged, compost to be moved, weeds to be pulled, a little something for everyone! It is amazing what we can get done in a couple of hours. Bring your favourite garden tool, a packed lunch, hat and raincoat. We have some vacant plots available that we want to see full of yummy veggies, would be adopters can call Nathan on 0410390124, email or pop into the patch for the working bees.
'Entropy 1' - the first exhibition in the new South Hobart gallery space
Wed 19-29 March
The Hawker Centre is a new gallery space for artists and makers to display their work. The first exhibition, 'Entropy 1' by Isla MacGregor, is a photographic study exploring the conflicted zone between the romanticised imagery of artists and historians, the deep connection to place felt by mining folk, and the severe degradation of the environment that follows mining activity. This exhibition is set to challenge the ‘tourist brochure’ imagery of some Tasmanian artists and photographers. All are invited to the Official Opening of Entropy 1 on 18 March at 6 pm (RSVP essential - contact Isla at or 62391054). The Hawker Centre is found behind the All Saints Church and can be hired by calling Yvonne O'Neil on 0438094681. 

What to do with 250 hectares of Cascade Brewery bushland?
Comments wanted before Saturday 14 March
The City of Hobart and Cascade Brewery are about to embark on a joint planning project for 250 hectares of Cascade Brewery bushland located between Hobart’s suburban fringe and Kunanyi / Mount Wellington (see more on the HCC website). The SHSC is contributing to the strategic land review and is interested on feedback from the community about their draft submission (view it here). We also encourage you all to voice your own views. The area being considered is very large and the zoning of the land does not prohibit residential development. It is worth getting involved if you are concerned.

South Hobart Equinox Gathering
Sunday 22 March 3pm
Come and celebrate the Autumn Equinox, the time of abundant harvest, lengthening nights and coming together. Please join us in the beautiful South Hobart Community Garden for a picnic, tour of the garden, games, sharing, and reveling in getting to be a South Hobartian :-) Bring a picnic afternoon tea to share and a picnic blanket if you have one. The March Growers Gathering has been incorporated too, so please bring any excess produce, seeds, cuttings or preserves that you want to swap. Stay tuned for Plan B if the weather turns! Inquiries to or 6224 3211.Share the events with your friends and RSVP on facebook

South Hobart Community Bank project launch
Sunday 22 March 11am-1pm
You are invited to pancakes in the Darcy Street Park to celebrate the launch of this great local project. A number of South Hobart residents have started the process of establishing a community bank, so that local residents and businesses can invest their money in a bank that pays dividends to their community. They'd love your support. Please come along and have a pancake and find out about the project and how you can support your local community. The residents are working with the Bendigo Bank to establish the community bank. BB supports Community Banks around Australia including a number in Tasmania that are returning profits to the local areas and shareholders. For example, the Huon Valley Community Bank has given out more than $1.5 million dollars to their local community since opening.

2015 Tassievore Eat Local Challenge
March 2015
Tasmania is such an amazing place for eaters and growers alike. The Tassievore Eat Local Challenge is all about encouraging Tasmanians to enjoy local produce, support local businesses and grow some of our own fruit and vegetables. Fresh, seasonal produce is tasty and great for your health. Buying local helps all Tasmanians by supporting local growers, producers and businesses. Being a Tassievore is also good for the planet as you are reducing the distance food has to travel from farm to plate. Now in its 3rd year, the Tassievore Eat Local Challenge asks YOU to commit to buying & eating MORE locally during March. Sign up for our e-newsletter here to keep up-to-date.

Ever felt disillusioned by all the waste generated in South Hobart?
28 March 2015
Apply for a grant and clean up your business. The City of Hobart Waste Reduction Grant Program is a new program intended to provide funding to support projects, services and innovations that may increase resource recovery and reduce the amount of waste going to landfill. Up to $5000 is up for grabs.
And if you can pull yourself out of our neighbourhood …

Tasmanian legacy mine site tour
Book now, tour in 14-19 April
The island state of Tasmania has over 4,000 mine sites, the majority of which are abandoned and many of which are polluting surrounding areas and waterways. Over 75 waterways are known to be contaminated with acid mine drainage and some with a noxious cocktail of heavy metals – they are a poisonous legacy for future generations. A volunteer from the Mineral Policy Institute will be guiding a tour of the West Coast mine legacy sites from 14-19 April. The tour will inspect legacy mine sites and the numerous waterways that have been contaminated with Acid Mine Drainage and metals such as arsenic, lead, cadmium, zinc and copper. The trip will be highly educational as well as providing the opportunity to see some unique and valuable ecosystems and bio-diverse areas in Tasmania. Members of the public can join the tour and will need to be properly equipped and responsible for their own costs and especially safety as the tour will be inspecting some hazardous sites. For further information Contact Isla MacGregor on or 62391054.
EDO fortnightly bulletin - As always the EDO has put together a bulletin that summarises all the wonderful work people are doing in Tasmania to protect our environment. The bulletin contains news and current developments in planning and environment law and information about upcoming events and opportunities for public comment. It is a good read with something for everyone.