Past events

  • DISCUSSION: Zen and Minding the Earth with Dr Susan Murphy

    Community event

    A talk based on Minding the Earth, Mending the World by Dr Susan Murphy, a recognised Zen Master.


    This book is a whole-hearted attempt to face the planetary emergency of our time - global climate disruption and all the economic and social forces that feed that fire.

    Warning: In the course of the talk you are likely to encounter a koan or two. You may never be quite the same again.

    But the world will be left in slightly safer hands.

  • Composting - Garden Magic

    Community event

    Join organic gardening guru, David Stephen to explore the exciting world of household composting through this practical, hands-on workshop.

     South Hobart Community Garden

    David has been enriching the soils around Hobart with his magic compost for decades and is keen to share his secrets. We will learn about four different methods of composting to make an invaluable soil improver and explore the science behind soil health and adding organic materials for plant health and vigour.

    This session will be run at the South Hobart Community Garden, which is located on Cascade Road at the top of the carpark opposite the Southern Tasmanian Badminton Association. Walk-ins are welcome if space available.

    Our new compost bays, built by David, are in the top left hand corner of the image ... beautifully located near our 'new' shed.

  • Source Winter Soiree

    Community event
    • Saturday, August 22, 2015 at 05:30 PM
    • Polish Hall in New Town, Australia
    • $12.75 AUD

    Join us for an evening of wintery cocktails and canapés and fabulous auction items ... you will be entertained with spoken word, circus performance, fabulous live music & more! 


    Source Winter Soiree is this year's annual fundraiser ... so spread the news ... bring your friends ... come along and help keep Source Community Wholefoods running strong. Cash bar with local brews, wine and cocktails.

    Ticket prices range between $12.75 and $25.50. Please note that you can come into Source and buy your tickets directly to avoid the extra processing charges :-) Source is open: 10:30am - 4pm M, Tu, Th, F; 10:30am - 6pm on Wednesdays; and 10am-1pm on Saturday. We have amazing coffee, lunches, sweet treats and all of your cooking and household needs too!

  • DIY Double Glazing Workshop

    Sustainable Living event
    • Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at 06:00 PM
    • SLT Event Space in Hobart, Australia
    • $10.00 AUD

    Learn tips and tricks to complete DIY double glazing in your home. We'll show a range of DIY approaches, techniques, materials and suppliers.

    DIY double glazing


    Presenters: Anton Vikstrom, James Da Costa, Andrew Davis

    Refreshments provided.

    sold out
  • South Hobart - Don't waste our future

    Community event

    Have your say about Council plans to extend the life of McRobie's tip, ways we can reduce waste and the impacts on our community.


    If we're going to host the city-wide tip again, we'd like to call for some changes, but what changes would the community like to see?

    Join us for a waste forum where we will hear from some inspirational speakers and seek to understand your views so that the SHSC can develop a 'Good Neighbourhood Agreement' to present to the HCC. 

    Phil Harrington will be showcasing a number of inspirational examples of waste reduction initiatives from around the world (including Tasmanian examples). 

    The Hobart City Council will share with us existing, mitigated and potential land and water contamination issues related to the tip.

    Alderman Anna Reynolds will discuss the noise, dust and safety community concerns that locals have already shared with her.

    We will also run an activity at the end to gather your ideas about the changes you would like to see. 


  • How to Tackle a Home Renovation

    Community event
    • Saturday, August 29, 2015 at 10:00 AM
    • $85.00 AUD

    Join Jane for a half day on site workshop discussing and exploring the process of renovating and how to create the checklist for your unique project.


    This is an ideal and valuable workshop for anyone thinking of renovating or building or trying to decide if it is a feasible option for them.  Suited to Owner Builders or those wishing to engage a builder or contractors. The workshop will be conducted in a way that provides information that is relevant and useful for all types of renovations and home improvement projects in general.

  • Home Energy Efficiency Workshop & CENTs Dinner

    Community event

    Workshop Starting at 7:00pm fee of 5.00 can be paid in Dollars or Community Currency - Pay at the door.

    Shayn Harkness has an all electric home (no wood or gas heater) and his Aurora bills total just $600 for the year.

    As an Energy Assessor with Sustainable Living Tasmania Shayn has helped about a 1000 North West low income & Housing Tasmania tenants reduce their power bills on average by $200 to $300 per year with some inexpensive upgrades and providing better information on how to minimise energy use and maximise warmth & comfort. 

    Some tenants even said they had halved their power costs after his suggested simple upgrades and working with the information he had shared with them.

    These measures are the best thing to do, before even considering the effective but more expensive upgrades of Solar PV panels and Solar Hotwater systems.

    His practical advise is simple and can easily help you achieve savings with better knowledge that exposes some of the prevalent myths that exist in the community. e.g "Is the most effective way to use my heat pump to run it 24/7 and turn it to a low temperature over night?" " I can't afford double glazed windows so what can I do?"

    Bring your last four quarterly Aurora power bills with you, so you get a clear starting place for savings.

    Come at 5:00 if you wish to set up for CENTs trading.

  • Just Eat It! - Tasman Peninsula Special Screening

    Community event

    We all love food. As a society, we devour countless cooking shows, culinary magazines and foodie blogs. So how could we possibly be throwing nearly 50% of it in the trash?

    Filmmakers and food lovers Jen and Grant dive into the issue of food waste from farm, through retail, all the way to the back of their own fridge. After catching a glimpse of the billions of dollars of good food that is tossed each year in North America, they pledge to quit grocery shopping and survive only on discarded food. What they find is truly shocking.

    Join us for the evening at Tasman Ecovillage - Tasmania's First Ecovillage! - meet our growing community and enjoy the movie, engage in stimulating conversation about this and other global issues, share a home-grown community meal and relax in friendly comfort for the night...

    We look forward to seeing you!


     Q: What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

    This film is being shown at Tasman Ecovillage, Nubeena, on the amazing Tasman Peninsula.

    We are one and a half hours drive from Hobart, so why not take it easy and stay the night?

    Once you've booked your tickets, call us on 62502000, mention that you are coming for the movie and we'll give you a super discount on our comfortable onsite accommodation.

    PS Bring your bathers, so you can enjoy our spa and sauna - and your walking boots so you can explore this beautiful region!!

  • Just Eat It - Kingborough Premiere

    Community event

    We all love food. So how could we possibly be throwing nearly 50% of it in the trash? Join us for this documentary film about food waste and food rescue.

    Tickets $5/adult - Under 17 free. Bookings required. 

    Questions: 6211 8200 or [email protected]


  • Real Skills for Growing Food

    Community event

    Two days of hands-on learning, equipping you with the skills to grow food in your own home, no matter what shape or size.

    This course will cover

    • Soil health and composting: Meet the soil food web, build a small and large compost pile.
    • Propagation techniques: Make your own seed raising mix, planting seeds, pricking out and potting up.
    • Vegetable growing: Build a no-dig garden and explore biointensive food production.
    • An introduction to market gardening including crop planning, extending your season and sewing seeds. These skills can also be applied to urban growing as well!

    Students receive

    • A copy of The Practical Australian Gardener by Peter Cundall,
    • Some organic vegetable seedlings to get you growing,
    • Morning and afternoon refreshments, BYO lunch, and
    • Skills and knowledge useful for the rest of your life!

    For more info and to register, click here.