South Hobart in October

posted 26 Sept 2015, 19:05 by SHSC Secretary   [ updated 30 Sept 2015, 14:27 ]

A load of rubbish

South Hobart – Don’t Waste Our Future Recommendations
Zero waste and good neighbour agreement
We are asking for your feedback on our draft letter to the City of Hobart. Please take the time to read it and provide feedback before 1 October. It's not too late to input:

Growers gathering
Sunday 18 October- can we come and visit your garden?

It's an inspiration and great learning to see how other local gardeners manage their gardens. We meet usually at 3pm and wander around the veggie patch and or the fruit trees. We ask each other questions about growing stuff ~ pruning, seeds, varieties, times for planting and harvesting, and we share our successes and the things that don't work so well.

It nourishes us and our gardens to have this community of gardeners, this well of local knowledge, and this space to enjoy garden talk.

We meet once a month on the 3rd Sunday, usually at 3pm till about 5pm. We bring food to share for afternoon tea (often it's memorably delicious!) and we swap and share our extra seedlings, excess harvest, and other things from or for the garden.

If you have a garden or garden plans or even garden questions, if you can offer a cup of tea for an unpredicatable amount of people, (usually somewhere between 5 and 10), and you want to meet locals, please call or email Cindy 0429 167 480

We'd love to meet you and your garden!

  Community garden

Community garden working bee
Sun Oct 11 1-3pm at the community garden

Come and play in the garden. Our working bees are open to anyone willing to give an hour or two to help us plant, paint, weed, create and play. This month, as the earth warms up, we will be planting lots of communal veggies. We are also inspired by all the reuse in the garden and encourage anyone with a creative flair to help us jazz up the garden.

Spring blos

Make sure you stay in the loop
This is the last newsletter for a while

This is the last newsletter for a while, unless anyone feels like taking it on. If you would like to be kept informed about great things happening in South Hobart please subscribe to our Facebook page. The Sustainable Living Tasmania and Environmental Defenders Office newsletters are also fabulous sources of great information.

Sustainable Living Festival 31 Oct-1 Nov
A vibrant weekend festival celebrating sustainability

The Festival is coming closer and it’s time to put some dates in your diary. The program is amazing, really amazing. There are a number of in-depth discussions covering such a large range of topics that everyone will find something that interests them. Some of the best thinkers in Tasmania will look at issues such as Localisation, Sustainable Food and Living Simply and the practical sustainability implications of each. Check out their program.

polluter pays

Interesting talk by an OECD representative
Wed 30 Sept 2015 5:15pm Aurora Lecture Theatre IMAS

This talk will be about cost effective instruments to address environmental problems. Nils Axel Braathen, Principal Administrator with the OECD will be presenting new evidence on the positive outcomes of environmental taxes and emission trading systems. He will also discuss the costs to society of various instruments used to address climate change. View more about this free event.

New Council Engagement Hub
This is worth a look from time to time

This new hub is a space for you to contribute your ideas and provide feedback on a range of Council projects and activities. At the moment they are asking for community feedback on a range of projects including the Draft Capital City Strategic Plan 2015-2025 (by 9 Oct). It's a great opportunity to remind Council that waste avoidance is important enough to be brought up into the Strategic Planning level as a strategic objective. Have a look.

Posted an hour ago26 Sep 2015, 20:16 by SHSC Secretary
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30 Sept 2015, 14:26
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