September in South Hobart

posted 2 Sept 2015, 12:14 by SHSC Secretary   [ updated 3 Sept 2015, 03:13 ]

Newest barnevelder

Welcome to spring
Goodbye winter

Thanks everyone for getting involved over winter, a time when many of us are tempted to crawl into a ball and remain there until the days warm. Our community enjoyed the winter lantern parade, waste forum, science week composting workshop, Ozmas Winter Solstice dinner and growers gatherings and our community garden. As you can see from this newsletter, Spring will also be bustling with activity, come and get involved in your local community. The picture is of South Hobart's newest Barnevelder (egg-sized and super cute huh!).

Street party

SoHo Village Street Party
Tomorrow (Friday 4th Sept) from 2-5pm opposite the Post Office

Wine, finger food, live music, spring daffodils, market stalls and activities ... all to road-test what it would be like to change the streetscape in order to revitalise South Hobart and make Macquarie Street more user friendly. The Spicy Street Band will continue playing at the Macquarie Food Store after 5pm, and the street will still be laid out differently, so even 9-5 workers can see if improving this street would be a worthy investment.

A load of rubbish

A load of lovely Hobart 'rubbish'
The aim is zero waste ... sooner rather than later thanks!

The community waste forum waste last week was a great success. Many thanks to our four fantastic speakers and to everyone who submitted ideas for our Good Neighbour Agreement. It was a very informative night and we managed to capture some of the speeches on camera, plus the ideas you put forward. They will soon be seen on our website. We will be developing the Good Neighbour Agreement over the coming weeks and ideally presenting it to the HCC Mayor. It's not too late to fill in the HCC waste survey or to email us your great ideas on reducing waste.

Spring Equinox Party

Spring gathering in the garden
2pm Sun 20 Sept at the community garden

Come and celebrate the Spring Equinox, a time of forward looking, lengthening days 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. The Sept 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 0429 167 480. We will also be conducting a short AGM. Share the event with your friends and RSVP on facebook -

Just so you know, the actual equinox occurs on Wed 23 Sept 2015 at 6:22pm ...

Beneath the Mountain

Launch of Beneath the Mountain: A History of South Hobart
Old Macquarie Street State School Fri 11 Sept, 5pm

Written by Dr Alison Alexander and designed by Julie Hawkins, this beautiful book contains a history of South Hobart brought to life through hundreds of photographs and many interviews. This venture has been undertaken by the South Hobart Progress Association, over 3 years with hundreds of hours of volunteer work. The HCC has also generously supported the project. All are welcome to come and celebrate the book launch. Advance copies can be purchased here.


Volunteer for SLT

Sustainable Living Tasmania
Festivals, courses and events

SLT is an impressive organisation that supports us in many ways. They have some fantastic events coming up that you'll want to check out and they are looking for volunteers for their annual festival:

Live and Learn course - for people wanting to learn more about sustainability in their own homes and lives

Sustainable Living Festival - really interesting looking events and activities

SLT Facebook site - regular posts on all things sustainable and Tasmania

Volunteer opportunities - they are always on the look out for people to help build a sustainable living movement.