SHSC Public Meeting: 630 - 830pm Wed 3rd March

We want to celebrate our first year's successes and plan the next steps in reducing South Hobart’s impact on its environment.

Come along for dessert and local champagne! EVERYONE WELCOME

Wednesday 3rd March, 6:30 – 8:30pm

South Hobart Primary School Hall

Special event: Zucchini competition: largest and smartest – bring along your entries on the night!

Please get others who may be interested to come along.

February Growers Gathering - Sunday, 21 February

This month we will be meeting at 6pm - location to be confirmed. Please bring a plate of food to share and any excess garden goodies, seedlings, stories, etc. Don't worry if you don't have any garden goodies to share - ALL very welcome! Happy growing!

Solar Hot Water Information Session

16 November - 12 Saunders Cres, South Hobart

Mark Rickards from EcoTasmania is going to answer any of your questions and show you how to efficiently use your Apricus hotwater system during a practical hour information session from 6:30-7:30 pm at Cascade Cohousing (12 Saunders Cres, South Hobart) on Monday 16 November. Some of the session will be outside so if it is cold please bring a coat (but if it is too cold or raining we will go inside).

Pancakes in the Park!

What: FREE pancakes in the park

When: Sunday 22nd November, 10-12 (and once a month thereafter if all goes well)

Where: The D'Arcy St Park

Who: Everyone who lives in South Hobart!

Why: We are hoping to provide a regular contact point for people interested in the SHSC, for use to get together regularly in a social setting, to share good food, ideas and to get to know our neighbours.

It is also intended that the breakfast will provide the beginnings of a database of local skills, such as hairdressing, bicycle maintenance, preserving, tutoring, lawn mowing etc... and from this we can start to share our time and skills.

Fingers crossed that the Hobart Bicycle Kitchen will also be at the first event to share their bike knowledge and tools.

Helpers wanted:

- to letterbox drop fliers

- flip pancakes on the morning

- anything else you think would be helpful...

For any questions or to get involved with the community building group, please contact or call Millie on 0412084863.

PLEASE, come along and have a chat, share ideas (and friends) and enjoy a pancake!

South Hobart Community Bushfire Forum

Wednesday 9th December 7:00pm, South Hobart Community Centre, Darcy St.

A Community Bushfire Forum will be held at the South Hobart Community Centre on Wednesday 9th December at 7:00pm. Speakers from the Tasmanian Fire Service will share the lessons learnt from the February Victorian Bushfires and encourage us to prepare effective bush fire plans in preparation for the imminent bush fire season. Essential for all South Hobart residents - if you are not directly at risk from fire, then potential for fire from ember attack is high for all residents.

Experts are already comparing conditions this year to those of 1967 and warning residents to be extremely cautious this season. Consider the effort, energy and resources required to re-establish your home. Protecting it from destruction is a fundamental part of being a sustainable household and community. Act now and attend this important seminar. This is a joint initiative of the South Hobart Progress Association and the South Hobart Sustainable Community.

Walk Against Warming - Walk Through Tasmania's Carbon Dense Forests

This December is D-Day for the planet as world leaders meet in Copenhagen to do a global deal on climate change. In Tasmania, Climate Action Hobart is organising mini buses to take people to a walk in the Florentine Valley on Saturday, 12 December. The event will be a call for the Copenhagen climate deal to protect the world's forests. They are organising buses from each interested community to make the journey. If you are interested in attending please advise Jess within the next week or two, so that buses can be booked. See attached flyer or contact Jess Wright for more info 0428 274 280 or email

Permaculture Design Course

11-24 January 2010 - Lorinna

Internationally acclaimed, Rick Coleman of Southern Cross Permaculture, will lead a 2-week residental course in Permaculture principles and design. Participants recieve a certificate in Permaculture design. Download the flyer for more information or Email Hannah Moloney for more info.

Critical Mass "Cycle Celebration"

5:15pm @ Franklin Square Last Friday of every month!!

Please come take part in a ride around Hobart to show your support for cycling and advocate for improved cycling infrastructure.