22 11, 2016

Meet our Chef and Trainer – Natasha Ruiz

By | 2016-11-22T13:07:54+00:00 November 22nd, 2016|Food Producer Incubator|0 Comments

Born in Canada into a household with a German mother and Spanish father, the smells of sauerkraut and paella were commonplace.  My curiosity for unusual food combinations was further piqued once my older sister took over the stoves and started experimenting with Asian and Mexican flavors. Once it became my turn to start cooking [...]

25 10, 2016

Spring Biodiversity at CERES

By | 2016-11-10T10:30:17+00:00 October 25th, 2016|Around Site|0 Comments

The other day Luisa Macmillan dropped by to let us know she had spotted a few of these dragonflies recently. Luisa is the Manager of Merri Creek Management Committee (MCMC) who are our friendly neighbours and often available for a chat or cup of tea. After our chat, Luisa sent through these pictures of the [...]

20 10, 2016

5 reasons you should do a study tour

By | 2016-11-10T10:30:18+00:00 October 20th, 2016|CERES Global, India|0 Comments

When Bachelor of Information Technology student Rosie first heard about the IT for Social Impact study tour in India she jumped to the conclusion that it wasn’t for her, however several months later she was on the plane about to embark on what she has described as “The best thing I’ve done at uni!” Rosie’s [...]

20 10, 2016

Your friendly neighbourhood tomato growing guide: Step 2. Seed sowing and transplanting seedlings

By | 2017-03-21T10:09:44+00:00 October 20th, 2016|Nursery, Nursery Advice|0 Comments

We’ve had a bit of a cool start to spring so it’s not too late to start your tomatoes from seed if you haven’t already, and this is definitely the way to get more bang for your buck! When choosing which seeds to buy try to stick to ‘heirloom’ or ‘open-pollinated’ varieties rather than [...]

18 10, 2016

Meeting the Herb Whisperer: Permaculture Principles and Chinese Traditional Medicine

By | 2016-11-10T10:30:18+00:00 October 18th, 2016|CERES Global, China|1 Comment

“Nowadays, the modern medical model is changing. It is gradually shifting from its original medical model of biomedicine into a physiological–psychological–sociological–medical model, which emphasizes that the people, the natural environment, ecological conditions and society are all aspects of a united whole.” (Liu and Liu, 2009, p. vii). Cultivating a holistic environmental politics and regenerative sustainability [...]

11 10, 2016

Your friendly neighbourhood tomato growing guide: Step 1. Choosing the right tomato for you

By | 2017-04-04T16:30:42+00:00 October 11th, 2016|Nursery Advice|0 Comments

It's not unusual this time of year to see a CERES Nursery horticulturalist gesticulating wildly in the tomato section, trying to convey a sense of JUST HOW BIG a particular variety will grow, while a queue of customers look on wide-eyed and captivated! We thought we'd make it easy for you and post some [...]

4 10, 2016

A bumpy road through beautiful teak forests

By | 2016-11-10T10:30:18+00:00 October 4th, 2016|CERES Global, India|0 Comments

This post was written by John Burne, originally posted on our Jamnya Housing project blog after visiting in March 2016 A bumpy road through beautiful teak forests. Arrived to a warm welcome and immediately saw the brick making machine. It was a focal point with lots of willing helpers, on-lookers and diligent workers. It seemed like [...]

22 09, 2016

Success at International Higher Education Awards

By | 2016-11-10T10:30:18+00:00 September 22nd, 2016|CERES Global, India|0 Comments

The biggest congratulations to, Dr Jason Sargent, our friend and partner who we work with in delivering the IT for Social impact Trips to India, and who has achieved global success at this year’s QS International Higher Education Impact Award in Valencia, Spain for his vision and delivery of the project. We have been running these [...]

6 09, 2016

CERES Community Environment Park – finalist in the Premier’s Sustainability Awards 2016

By | 2016-11-10T10:30:19+00:00 September 6th, 2016|CERES Education|0 Comments

We are excited to announce that CERES Community Environment Park has been selected as a finalist in the Education category for this year's Premier's Sustainability Awards for our program CERES Education and Training: Teaching all Generations for Future Generations. Sustainability Victoria Chief Executive Stan Krpan congratulated the CERES team for our great work in reducing [...]