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 [...]

6 06, 2017

Working to reduce base load power demand

By | 2017-06-06T15:30:44+00:00 June 6th, 2017|Around Site, Energy|0 Comments

The energy audit funded by Sustainability Victoria is well on its way. http://www.sustainability.vic.gov.au/services-and-advice/business/energy-and-materials-efficiency-for-business/boosting-productivity/energy-assessment-grants The auditors visited us today to check on preliminary findings and to look at thermal leakage of our many refrigeration units. You can see the thermal camera being used in the Grocery cool room located in the turnaround. Information about the [...]

6 06, 2017

Cretan Brotherhood – New Entrance

By | 2017-06-06T15:34:40+00:00 June 6th, 2017|Around Site|0 Comments

BIG BEN - Blazing trails, no matter where he goes! On the morning of May 4 2017, even before the site team had completed the final sweep of the path, our very own Ben Walta made the initial steps over the threshold of the long awaited new entry to the Cretan Brotherhood (CERES overflow) [...]

18 05, 2017

A Sense of Community for the Hard of Hearing

By | 2017-05-18T13:09:38+00:00 May 18th, 2017|CERES Courses, CERES Education|0 Comments

CERES is an all-inclusive community that has always been welcoming to everyone – including those who are deaf or hard of hearing. We specialise in tailored programs for marginalised groups such as people with a disability, asylum seekers, new migrants, youth at risk and the under and unemployed. We aim to build resilience and [...]