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Death of a golf course

…. and rebirth of native vegetation!
 
From the 1970's until recently a large part of our ecovillage site was a golf-course, along with all the mowing and manicuring and poisoning and fertilising and introduced species that went with it. Since it’s purchase in 2007, no chemicals have been used on the land and, more recently, many areas have been left to regenerate. It is heart-warming to see how quickly the local species are bouncing back. As the village develops, it is our intention to not only preserve but also regenerate areas of native vegetation, creating wildlife corridors and encouraging animals and birds back onto the land.

Golf Course Regeneration

Golf Course Regeneration

Golf Course Regeneration

Success at SLF

12th November
 
If constant conversations and questions for two days are any measure of the interest in our presence at the Sustainable Living Festival then you can say it was a HUGE success!! Many enquiries came from people who had already seriously contemplated living in an intentional community. Their reasons were many and varied but included: lower living costs, food security, energy autonomy and living in a more co-operative, supportive culture.
 
Some enquiries came from people who were coming across the idea for the first time – “What a great idea” was a common response. One person talked about her desire to live a more self-sufficient life but realised this was a huge task for a single family unit; she could see that sharing tasks and resources made a lot of sense. Another person (a software developer who travels regularly overseas) was attracted by the idea that he could plant a garden and have food crops that don’t die while he was away!
 
It was really inspiring and motivating to be around so many people looking to live lightly and lovingly on the earth and with each other :-)

Sustainable Living Festival 2012

Sustainable Living Festival 2012

New website launched

Well, I guess that is a bit of a no-brainer since here you are at our new website! With a revised concept and other exciting developments in the project over the last year, we felt it was time for a fresh look. Please take a good look around and get in touch if you feel for it. Since the website is so new, we very much welcome any comments, feedback or glitch reports! Enjoy … and hopefully see you in the village soon :-)

CDS approved!

Tasman Ecovillage Community Development Scheme (CDS) was approved by the Land Title’s Office in September. It is the first of its kind in Tasmania and we are really excited by the possibilities, not only for us but other intentional communities in Tasmania and, maybe, the rest of Australia. The CDS offers all the usual benefits of strata ownership, which include title to your land and shared common property, together with flexibility for governance and land tenure systems.
 
Approval of the CDS means we can move forward with welcoming people who would like to purchase and build in the village and we are really looking forward to this next stage. Many thanks to Andy Hamilton for the long hours and huge heart he brought to this part of our project!

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Events

21 Sep 2019
10:00AM - 12:00PM
Coffee and Cake @ Kelp & Co
23 Sep 2019
07:00PM - 09:00PM
Community Dinner
28 Sep 2019
10:00AM - 12:00PM
Coffee and Cake @ Kelp & Co
30 Sep 2019
07:00PM - 09:00PM
Community Dinner
05 Oct 2019
10:00AM - 12:00PM
Coffee and Cake @ Kelp & Co
07 Oct 2019
07:00PM - 09:00PM
Community Dinner
09 Oct 2019
04:30PM - 11:59PM
Spring Celebrations
12 Oct 2019
10:00AM - 12:00PM
Coffee and Cake @ Kelp & Co

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