Upcoming July activities

posted 7 Jul 2014, 01:54 by SHSC Secretary   [ updated 7 Jul 2014, 17:02 ]

Community input into the old Macquarie Street State School, Wed 9th July 7.30pm, Darcy Street Community Hall
The HCC is seeking community input into future uses of the former Macquarie Street State School through a public meeting with Jo Lyngcoln. Jo is working on the Conservation Management Plan for the HCC.

weaver bird art at the community garden
Community garden working bee, Sunday July 13th 10am -noon, badminton centre car park
Urban Farming Tasmania and a group of weaving artists descended on the latest community garden working bee with a huge pile of Willow branches. The artists worked away in the winter sun and letting their creativity flow into an amazing willow structure. Could this be the start of something? If you have a great idea for any snazzy projects and think the community garden might make a good canvas, get in contact! Remember this is YOUR community garden :)

Growers gathering, Sunday 20th July 3pm for afternoon tea, Lissa's garden 2a Smithurst Avenue
As the days gradually lengthen and the light slowly returns it is a great time to get back outside into the garden. Our July Garden Gathering is on the third Sunday of the month as usual. Bring something to share for afternoon tea. And if you have any garden things you'd like to swap or share, bring them too - any extra seedlings or produce or seeds that you've had good success with ... this is not compulsory! You're allowed to come without anything to share - you are what makes it such a great community of locals who grow stuff! Contact us if you'd like to offer to host us for a gathering some time. Remember your garden doesn't have to be sorted in order for you to host a gathering - we could mull over your planning, your problem areas, your successes and your wisdom or your new food growing curiosity.

We need recipes for our South Hobart community Cookbook
Calling good food lovers, our Community Cookbook needs your attention! Please send us your recipes this month. We are seeking:
•recipes that use the ingredients that we grow well in South Hobart,
•recipes for ingredients we buy from local farmers,
•recipes and ideas that enable us to use less packaging - for example bread, yoghurt, teas and beverages,
•ideas and recipes for home made household things like cleaning and laundry products, soap and shampoo, pest control,
•ideas and suggestions for reducing waste,
• photos and or drawings of gardens, food preparation, the outcome of your recipes, your scarecrow.

As always there are a range of fabulous bush adventures for kids and adults including the following:
• A Peek into the Intriguing World of Ants - Wed 23 Jul, 6pm –7.15pm
•The Winter Dog Walk – Sun 20 Jul, 10-11.30am
•Tiptoe through the Tall Trees – Fri 25 Jul, 10-11.30am on National Tree Day!
•Bush Bingo Scavenger Hunt – Wed 9 & Thu 17 Jul, 10-11.30am
See more on their website.

Chat about setting up a south Hobart community bank - Ginger Browns cafe 5pm till 6ish, Wednesday 30 July
There are so many good ideas in South Hobart, but often the money to support local projects is hard to come by. Many towns, suburbs and communities around Australia are setting up community banks under the auspice of the Bendigo Bank to build local capital. While the Bendigo Bank provides banking infrastructure and support, the community marshals the community, manages the branch and returns profits to community projects. In the Huon Valley, their community bank funded $80,000 in 2013 to 15 projects including upgrades to the local hall, theatre groups, the men's shed, meals on wheels, the school breakfast club and local festivals. But it's not just a country town thing, there are more and more branches popping up in suburbs of cities around Australia as a way for the community to fund local projects. We are having a get together just to hear more about how these community banks work. Keridan Taylor from Bendigo Bank and South Hobart resident will brief us on community banks around Australia. Ben from Ginger Browns has made his place available to us. We will have a chat about if this idea is worth perusing in South Hobart. Please come along and invite others you think might be interested. Let us know if you plan to come. See you there!

New Tasmanian environmental bulletin
Many key decisions and positive environmental outcomes have come about in Tasmania because of the work of the extra-ordinarily productive and amazing Environmental Defenders Office. They have recently begun issuing a regular e-bulletin containing news and current developments in planning and environment law plus information about upcoming events and opportunities for public comment. The bulletin looks at everything from forests, world heritage, climate change, pollution from mines and more. People interested in the environment may wish to subscribe to receive their Bulletin.