October in South Hobart

posted 1 Oct 2014, 13:02 by SHSC Secretary   [ updated 6 Oct 2014, 14:50 ]
 Community wind farm Action on climate change

Sunday 5 Oct 1-5pm

Meet up with other Tasmanians who care about a safe climate future and find out how you can take effective action on climate change - action that governments are powerless to stop.  Learn from and share with local and national experts, including Al Gore trained presenters, how you can:

- Undermine the fossil fuel industry, one bank account and one super scheme at a time
- Be your own energy powerhouse, independent or in community
- Take control of your food - and live healthier
- Change your local community
- Change the political system

Philip Smith Center, 2 Edward St, Glebe. Entry  free. Afternoon tea provided. To register to attend, email climateactionhobart@gmail.com.

Getting our SOHO community bank off the ground

Meeting Saturday 11 Oct 9:30 am

If you are keen to play a role in getting our SOHO Community Bank off the ground please come along to our next coffee get together, from 9.30 - 10.30am this Saturday 11 October in the upstairs room of the Macquarie Street Foodstore.

A Bendigo Bank Community Bank branch number has been allocated to the SOHO Community Bank, so if you are keen to move your banking to the branch number - which will help add to the pledges we will need to get the project up and running - please contact Keridan.Taylor@bendigoadelaide.com.au

The SOHO Community Bank will have its first public outing at the South Hobart Primary School Fair on Sat 1 Nov, talking, planning and collecting email addresses for people keen to stay in touch. Please contact Anna Reynolds 0423 222 149 for more.

   Gardening workshops  

October 11-12 and 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 www.goodlifepermaculture.com.au or 0418 307 294 
 Gardening South Hobart's Community Garden Working Bee

Sunday 12 October

Our community garden keeps growing and everyone is invited to help out at our monthly working bees.  Anyone interested in managing their own plot can contact Nathan Sydney: nathan.sidney@gmail.com
 ride to work Ride2Work Day

Wednesday 15 October 6:60-8:30am

Ride2Work Day is fast approaching. As Australia's Biggest National Riding Program, Ride2Work Day encourages people to contemplate, prepare for and trial riding to work, then to maintain that behaviour after the event. Ride2Work has seen a dramatic increase in the number of people choosing to ride to work. Share the Facebook Event page online: www.facebook.com/events/823848007633938/  or visit www.cyclingsouth.org.
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Growers gathering

Sunday 19th October 3pm

Our next Growers Gathering is at Cindy's new garden 21A Grayling Avenue South Hobart. There's not much parking up the drive, so please park on the street and walk the 30 meters to the house. Bring something to share for afternoon tea. All welcome. Bring any excess seedlings, recommended seeds, excess produce or plants and all things gardeny to swap and share. As always, this is not expected or compulsory! You are the most important thing to bring, with your garden interest, experience, questions and presence. Call 6224 3211 for any more queries.

Hobart Rivulet Seeking community views - upgrade of the Hobart Rivulet Track

Before Friday 24 Oct 1-5pm

The HCC is seeking the community’s views on a proposal to upgrade the Hobart Rivulet Track to a concrete, shared use path extending between the park entrance at Molle Street in the City and Tara Street. ‘Stop and Talk’ at the information totems near the Anglesea Street bridge, South Hobart, 12–1.00pm. Friday, 10 October and the Molle Street park entrance, 4.30-5.30pm, Wednesday, 15 October. ‘Walk and Talk’ leaving from the Molle Street park entrance and information totem, 3pm, Sunday, 12 October. Comment on our SHSC draft submission. 

 Garage sale trail Garage Sale Trail day 

Saturday 25 October

This is ‘Garage Sale Trail’ day around Australia – where people are encouraged to recycle, and also make some cash. Set up one on your carport or think about organising a ‘garage sale trail’ for your whole road. http://www.abc.net.au/local/stories/2014/09/23/4092974.htm.

School holiday activities

Check this link for Hobart Council's organised holiday entertainmentIncluding Pop-up patch in Collins court with the Hobart City Council - garden chalk drawing 11am Tuesday 7th Oct. There are also drumming, swimming and circus activities. 
  BushAdventures - Spring program

Ever wanted to know more about Tasmanian owls, spiders, rocks, frogs, bees and bats? The BushAdventures Spring program is full of great activities in South Hobart for kids and adults. See the Spring Program for more details (http://www.hobartcity.com.au/Recreation/Bushland/Bush_Adventures

AGM BBQ SHSC BBQ and 5 minute AGM

Wed 29 Oct 5pm

You are all invited to our AGM. Come and cook a BBQ at the Darcy St Park from 5pm onwards and have a chat. We'll run a quick AGM at 6pm. Those interested in seeing the Arts Factory/Volx Kitch, can walk the 50m there at 7'ish.

South Hobart skills

Using local services and buying local produce is an important way to reduce our environmental footprint. There are many skilled people living in South Hobart and we would like to feature someone each month in our newsletter. Contact us if you would like to be featured – secretary@southhobart.org (and include a web or Facebook address and an image of your product or service).

Refuges for mammalian wildlife survey
Dr Anke Frank from the University of Tasmania is interest to know how we can provide refuges for mammalian wildlife within and at the fringes of Hobart. You can participate in the research using the following anonymous online survey https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/TVDFYG5 . If you would like to hear more about the project, e-mail anke.frank@utas.edu.au.
Other interesting newsletters

Sustainable Living Tasmania's latest e-Newsletter - http://eepurl.com/3PRGX

The Environmental Defenders Office newsletter - The latest edition of the EDO Bulletin is now available. This edition features information about the review of Commonwealth Marine Reserves, whaling in the Southern Ocean, environmental boycotts… plus the usual details about opportunities to comment and upcoming events.

Sustainable Living Home Expo

The ever popular Home Expo coming up again on the 8/9th November. 

Bush Fire Community Plans

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. You’ll need to register, so keep an eye on our website where it will be advertised.