6 04, 2017

The Great Turning

By | 2017-06-07T16:30:53+00:00 April 6th, 2017|Around Site, Spiritual Ecology|0 Comments

In Melbourne this week the turning of the season has properly arrived with cool nights, shorter days and the dreaded turning back of clocks. If you were lucky you might have escaped the city and seen a basking wombat, which is what this season is famous for according to the Kulin People. This little [...]

22 03, 2017

Promoting Clean and Green Food in Global Cities

By | 2017-03-22T08:25:02+00:00 March 22nd, 2017|CERES Global, Cuba|0 Comments

This article was written by Adrian Hearn, our friend, partner and collaborator in Cuba. It was originally published in "Articulation". By 2050 more than 6 billion people will live in cities, generating unprecedented challenges for sustainable food production and distribution. Technical and economic studies of urban food security conducted by the United Nations Food [...]

17 02, 2017

Gift Culture

By | 2017-03-20T09:38:31+00:00 February 17th, 2017|CERES Global, India|4 Comments

 The river never drinks its own water. The tree never tastes its own fruit. The field never consumes its own harvest. They selflessly strive for the well-being of all those around them. - Mewari proverb Sarita kare na paan, vriksh na fal chaakhe kadi Khet na khave dhaan, parhit neepjey sekhra. This is a [...]

16 02, 2017

A major development is being planned next door to CERES

By | 2017-02-16T12:39:46+00:00 February 16th, 2017|Around Site, Board Updates|9 Comments

Here is our response to the development proposal. A planning application to redevelop the site at 269 Stewart Street, next to the CERES main entrance, was advertised in January. This proposes a new building with 109 apartments over 6 storeys, two basement levels for 142 cars, a small shop and a rooftop terrace. The [...]

1 02, 2017

Our Vision and Reason for Being

By | 2017-03-08T14:19:47+00:00 February 1st, 2017|Around Site|0 Comments

To start the year, we have been reflecting (as so many people do) on our core values and reason for existence. In troubling times it seems especially important to keep going back to the essence of our organisation and reminding ourselves that what we do matters. To be clear, this is what we stand [...]

6 12, 2016

Your friendly neighbourhood tomato growing guide: Step 3. Staking and Pruning

By | 2016-12-06T05:33:38+00:00 December 6th, 2016|Nursery, Nursery Advice|0 Comments

By now you are probably thinking about how to support your rapidly growing tomato plants. The determinate or ‘bush’ types will stay a bit smaller but still might need a short take to lean on. If you have chosen indeterminate varieties these will keep growing and growing until you think they can grow [...]

1 12, 2016

What We Can Learn From Dogs

By | 2017-06-07T16:31:28+00:00 December 1st, 2016|Around Site, Spiritual Ecology|0 Comments

Many people in our community have been telling us recently they will be happy to see the back of 2016. With all the political turmoil, deaths of heroes and elders, increasing environmental devastation, astounding human rights abuses and more occurring globally, lots of people are looking towards the new year, hoping to start afresh [...]