CERES Environment Park Blog

2408, 2016

B Corp Development Day

By | August 24th, 2016|Categories: Events, The Merri, Venue Hire|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

The Van Raay meeting rooms at CERES were recently home to the first ever B Lab Australia & New Zealand Leadership Development Day. B Corps are for-profit companies certified by the nonprofit B Lab, to meet [...]

2408, 2016

A case for funding Sustainability Coordinators in schools

By | August 24th, 2016|Categories: CERES Education, CERES Outreach, Sustainable Schools|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Schools can be well placed to provide a learning environment for educating the next generation of sustainable leaders. What sustainability looks like at each school is of differing kinds and degrees but based on the [...]

1608, 2016

Seeds for Spring

By | August 16th, 2016|Categories: Nursery, Nursery Advice|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

We've changed over our seed boards in anticipation of spring planting! Now, don't be too hasty, some of these seeds will still need to be germinated inside or in a mini-hothouse (or a maxi-hothouse if [...]

1508, 2016

Nigethan’s Infamous Garlic Dahl

By | August 15th, 2016|Categories: Community Kitchen, Events, Farm and Food, The Merri|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

A Cooking Demonstration by Tamil Feasts chef, Nigethan Siththirasegaram. Tamil Feasts is a social enterprise that serves up traditional Sri Lankan fare at CERES Community Environment Park. Prepared by Tamil men currently seeking asylum in [...]

908, 2016

Choosing a new hot water system

By | August 9th, 2016|Categories: Around Site, Energy|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

The solar hot water system on the Eco House isn’t working and we are now using gas to heat the water which is not what we want to be demonstrating! The current system was installed long [...]

808, 2016

Put that drumstick down and let’s veg out

By | August 8th, 2016|Categories: CERES Outreach|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Food is a really big part of my life, as I assume it is for most people. Some would even consider me a ‘foodie’. About 5 years ago, I made the decision to become vegetarian. [...]

308, 2016

Living on Country in Arnhem Land

By | August 3rd, 2016|Categories: CERES Global, CERES Global Arnhem Land|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

This poem was written by Darcy Neave, a participant on the CERES Global Arnhem Land Living on Country Workshop. There is magic in this place In this Faraway Land, Where the sun burns hot In [...]

2707, 2016

Rethinking Approaches to Development and Sustainability

By | July 27th, 2016|Categories: CERES Global|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |5 Comments

I was recently asked by one of our participants who travelled with us on our Permaculture design Course in Timor to participate in a number of research questions related to his studies. The key questions [...]

2507, 2016

Homegrown asparagus anyone?

By | July 25th, 2016|Categories: Nursery, Nursery Advice|0 Comments

   If you’ve got the space for an asparagus patch you should definitely consider planting this amazing perennial vegetable. In the first few years it’s recommended to resist harvesting all but a few spears, but [...]

1307, 2016

What do wetlands and seaweed farming have in common?

By | July 13th, 2016|Categories: CERES Education, CERES Outreach|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Eco solutions Naturally occurring biological, chemical or physical processes have mitigated or deferred global warming for millions of years by accumulating and storing carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere in the process known as carbon sequestration. [...]