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CERES Environment Park Blog

1509, 2015

We are growing in more ways than one

By |September 15th, 2015|Categories: Nursery|0 Comments

We use the word growth a lot around these parts. The plants grow, the customer’s kids grow, we watch people’s confidence in the garden grow.  And our nursery has also grown over the years. We […]

1009, 2015

Flowers have feelings too

By |September 10th, 2015|Categories: Nursery, Nursery Advice|0 Comments

In the nursery we love to help people grow food in their backyards but I always remind people not to forget about flowers. Flowers add colour to catch the eye, are easy to grow and […]

1009, 2015

Plants don’t keep a diary

By |September 10th, 2015|Categories: Nursery, Nursery Advice|0 Comments

The popular author Jackie French wrote many years ago in one of her gardening books that it’s warm enough to plant tomatoes when you can sit comfortably on the bare soil with bare buttocks. I’ve […]

909, 2015

By |September 9th, 2015|Categories: CERES Global, CERES Global Timor Leste|0 Comments

Aileu Science and Technology Institute (ASTI) and the Rai Husar Foundation
(Chris Adams, Friends of Aileu)
The District of Aileu, while not far from Dili, has for long been regarded as a relatively disadvantaged area in terms […]

909, 2015

Reflections on Samoa

By |September 9th, 2015|Categories: CERES Global, CERES Global Samoa|0 Comments

Some reflections on our 2014 Samoa trip,

 By Charlotte and Melanie.
On Sunday, we got up early to go help prepare a traditional Samoan Umu. We had been invited by Tu and his wife Lei Loa to […]

503, 2015

Art in Gardens project

By |March 5th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

“Gardens are not made by singing ‘oh how beautiful!’ and sitting in the shade.”
– Rudyard Kipling

CERES has always been receptive to new artwork and the latest is a depiction of a Sacred Kingfisher and a […]

302, 2015

Water systems completed and other projects

By |February 3rd, 2015|Categories: Around Site|0 Comments

Recent site works highlights

As we mentioned in the blog in December, a new pump system for the old café toilets has been installed and the increased pressure has allowed CERES to install the latest design, […]

2701, 2015

Cafe Redevelopment Update

By |January 27th, 2015|Categories: Around Site|0 Comments

We know you are all waiting with bated breath for the new Café to arrive – as are we!

Following a late discovery of a sewer easement, which required some re-jigging of the Café design and […]

2212, 2014

Permaculture: ‘Australia’s most significant intellectual export’

By |December 22nd, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Permaculture has been referred to as “Australia’s most significant intellectual export” and considering how far across the globe it has spread, this claim may have some basis.

Permaculture is a process for designing sustainable communities and […]

112, 2014

What interesting toilets

By |December 1st, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Two years ago we installed a cutting-edge, very low-flush (2 litre/3 litre) toilet system in the toilet block next to the café… Rainwater collected from the buildings on Lee Street and near the café is […]