November in South Hobart (and a little bit beyond)

posted 7 Nov 2014, 19:59 by SHSC Secretary   [ updated 8 Nov 2014, 00:02 ]
SLT Festival

Sustainable Living Festival
8 & 9 November 10 – 4pm

Now in its 16th year, the Sustainable Living Festival held at Princes Wharf 1 has long been the highlight of the Tasmanian event calendar. There are informative talks and hands-on workshops, cooking demonstrations, expert advice, live music, delicious food & drink stalls and art installations. Come and find out more about living sustainably and the connections between individuals, organisations, ideas and the ecosystems which allow us to flourish.
Festival party

Moonlight celebration of connection and sustainability 
Tonight 8 November

This year, for the first time, SLT is hosting a Saturday Night Party. Join them for an enchanted evening of roving performers, festival stage performances, delectable food and drink, local bands, dancing, singing, laughing, pedal-powered planets and other surprises. 

Bike auction
Sunday 9 November 1pm

For any Hobartians in need of a bike, the Hobart Bike Kitchen is holding an auction tomorrow as part of the Sustainable Living Festival at Princes Wharf 1 forecourt. There will be many bikes for sale (reconditioned and or virtually new), with a good mix of men/ladies/kids - road/mountain bike/communter and possibly even a hipster bike (aka fixie). All are roadworthy! For details and images of all the bikes, got to

Pea Straw

Sunday 9 November

They will be using lots of pea straw bales all around the festival this year and we need to on sell it at the end making sure it goes to good use! This stuff is so good for your garden so plan to rock up as we pack up around 4pm Sunday. Only $15 a bale - that's a bargain! Bales can also be collected on Monday between 10 and 12pm. Contact Rob.


Get ready for the bush fire season
Monday 10 November

Preparing your own home for serious bush fires during the summer is important, so too is preparing community plans that consider how the community can react to serious bush fire threats. The Tas Fire Service will be holding a special bush fire forum to help South Hobartians get moving on this. The event will be held at Cascades Brewery 7pm to 8:30pm. 

Gardening workshops
November 22-23
Good Life Permaculture, a fantastic South Hobart business, is running a few workshops over the coming months to help people understand permaculture and learn real skills for growing food. One of the sessions includes a journey to Good Life Permaculture’s home in South Hobart. To book your place and for more information visit or 0418 307 294 

Growers gathering
Sunday 16 November 4.30pm

Our next Growers Gathering is at Penny and Glen's garden, 443 Huon Road. Bring something for the BBQ if the weather permits, or for a shared inside dinner if not. Everyone is welcome as always, and if you have any excess stuff from the garden do bring it to swap and share, any seedlings, produce, plants, seeds ... this is absolutely not expected, just allowed. Come - you are the most important component!

Community garden working bee
Sunday 30 November 10-2pm

Our working bee will be held from 10 until noon, followed by a picnic and seed bomb making for the kids and guerrilla gardeners out there (plenty to take home and scatter as you go). There are plots to be dug, seeds to be sown, potted herbs 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 when everybody turns up! Bring your favourite garden tool, a packed lunch, hat and raincoat.

Also, for those who can't make it on that weekend or who are just super keen to help out in Hobart's soon to be greatest community garden we are still running evening bees on Monday nights from 7:00pm. They are super casual affairs and if you find yourself the first one there, there are always weeds to be pulled or plants to be loved!

Seasonal Garden Calendar

Fimby, a South Hobart business, has launched a Pozible campaign to raise some of the upfront cost for design and printing of a Seasonal Garden Calendar. It’s going to be lovely, a month by month guide for food growers in Tassie with an area to keep notes about your own gardening, like when you planted your tomatoes, and when you picked your first one, and which variety was your favourite. Then next year, you'll see your own notes, and gradually create a garden diary that is perfectly tailored to your very own patch.