24 07, 2017

CERES Food Forest

By | 2017-07-24T16:31:11+00:00 July 24th, 2017|Around Site, Farm and Food|0 Comments

Over 10 years ago, our Food Forest area was a series of paddocks that had been home at different times to chooks, goats, bees, pigs, cows and sheep. During this time we ran an active animal management program and provided an opportunity for visiting school children to engage with the animals and learn more [...]

18 07, 2017

Beautiful New Solar Array on the EcoHouse

By | 2017-07-18T15:36:42+00:00 July 18th, 2017|Around Site, Energy|0 Comments

This week we installed a new 3.44kW solar array on the Eco House roof. This installation is an important component of making the Eco House an all-electric house. All the gas appliances will be replaced with electric appliances as we can generate electricity with renewable solar energy, but gas is a fossil fuel that [...]

11 07, 2017

Therapeutic Horticulture

By | 2017-07-14T15:19:14+00:00 July 11th, 2017|CERES Courses, CERES Education|0 Comments

By Karen Mengell, VET Co-ordinator and Pathways Planning Officer At CERES we offer a range of hands-on gardening and environmental training programs to support individuals develop skills, build confidence, open up opportunities for greater social connection and ultimately identify and take steps towards more formal training and employment. We also recognise there are a wide [...]

11 07, 2017

Environmental Education Course – My experience

By | 2017-07-11T18:20:03+00:00 July 11th, 2017|CERES Courses, CERES Education, Stories|0 Comments

By Claire Mosley, Environmental Education Course Alumnus and CERES Intern Connection to our earth and new friends, inspiration and new ideas and different ways of thinking. On eight Tuesdays over eight weeks, 12 eco-ninjas began their journeys through the Environmental Education Course offered by CERES. Who knew we could expand our thinking so much [...]

7 07, 2017

Perspectives from a participant and a facilitator

By | 2017-07-07T10:19:51+00:00 July 7th, 2017|CERES Courses, CERES Education, Stories|0 Comments

Permaculture Design Course – Perspectives from a participant and a facilitator In August, CERES will be running its 22nd Permaculture Design Course (PDC). This popular course explores sustainable agriculture, ecological processes and energy flow, economic systems and how these practices can be used to provide practical solutions to some of the unsustainable ways of [...]

27 06, 2017

Winter Solstice: What we can learn while staring into the fire

By | 2017-06-27T12:34:15+00:00 June 27th, 2017|Around Site, CERES Education, Spiritual Ecology|1 Comment

By Shane French Education Manager, Excursions & Incursions Programmes So what is fire? According to the Oxford Dictionary, a fire is: “A process in which substances combine chemically with oxygen from the air and typically give out bright light, heat, and smoke”. Well, that’s one way of looking at it. However, for me, a [...]