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5 04, 2016

Bike Shed x Melbourne University Architecture

By | 2016-11-10T10:30:23+00:00 April 5th, 2016|Around Site|0 Comments

Recently the Bike Shed Site Group was approached by a group of architectural students from Melbourne University, who were looking for a location and funding support for a third year design studio project.  The Bike Shed agreed to fund the project, and support the students in their design endeavours.   The project brief was to [...]

5 03, 2015

Art in Gardens project

By | 2017-04-04T16:36:17+00:00 March 5th, 2015|Around Site|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 Butterfly.  An outline has been carved in the hard basalt boulders at the back of the old [...]

3 02, 2015

Water systems completed and other projects

By | 2016-11-10T10:30:26+00:00 February 3rd, 2015|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, most water efficient toilets in Australia. The new pump is connected to the 50,000L underground tank in front of [...]

27 01, 2015

Cafe Redevelopment Update

By | 2017-02-16T12:47:27+00:00 January 27th, 2015|Around Site, Board Updates|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 placement, we are pleased to present the most up-to-date plan for your perusal. For the first part of this [...]

22 12, 2014

Permaculture: ‘Australia’s most significant intellectual export’

By | 2016-11-10T10:30:26+00:00 December 22nd, 2014|CERES Education|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 is derived from permanent agriculture and permanent culture. Permaculture is a combination of traditional wisdom, modern science and [...]

5 11, 2014

A busy month on site

By | 2016-11-10T10:30:26+00:00 November 5th, 2014|Around Site|0 Comments

November report by Site Manager Nick Curmi It has been a big month around site... Some of the many projects our team have completed include: Main entrance carpark upgrade including the asphalt surfacing, railway sleeper wheel stops and line marking including traffic control at the entry. The installation of the Nursery concrete loading bay in [...]

16 10, 2014

The story of the new car park

By | 2016-11-10T10:30:26+00:00 October 16th, 2014|Around Site|0 Comments

The sealing of the carpark was the completion of a project planned with the building of Van Raay 2 (staff offices, meeting rooms and Merri) and with an earlier water grant. The idea is that rainwater - called stormwater once it hits the ground - be collected, filtered by biofiltration, stored and used for irrigation [...]

30 09, 2014

Board reappoints Cinnamon Evans as CEO

By | 2017-02-16T12:47:51+00:00 September 30th, 2014|Board Updates|0 Comments

On behalf of the CERES Board I am very pleased to advise that we have reappointed Cinnamon to the role of CEO for a further three years commencing 26 January 2015. This was an easy choice. Over the past two and a half years she has done an excellent job. She has provided leadership to [...]

9 04, 2014

CERES Cafe Design – Community Consultation evening

By | 2017-02-16T12:48:14+00:00 April 9th, 2014|Around Site, Board Updates|0 Comments

CERES Cafe Design - Community Consultation Evening - Thursday 8th May Please join us for a CERES members and community consultation. Topic: ​Input into in the design of the CERES Cafe Where: ​The Merri Table at CERES When: Thursday 8th May 6:30pm to 9:00pm Context: CERES is planning to redevelop the CERES Cafe and would [...]