About Sieta Beckwith

Sieta is the CERES Communications Manager.
6 04, 2017

The Great Turning

By | 2017-04-06T13:56:04+00:00 April 6th, 2017|Around Site|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 [...]

30 03, 2017

5 myths about CERES that we wish were true

By | 2017-03-30T15:34:14+00:00 March 30th, 2017|Around Site|10 Comments

At CERES, we get asked the same questions over and over from first time visitors. Embedded in many of these questions is the possibility of hope for a better future for humanity and our planet. Often you can see how much the questioner is wide-eyed-optimistic that CERES might be achieving where they as individuals [...]

8 03, 2017

Harvest Festival and the Goddess

By | 2017-03-08T14:12:20+00:00 March 8th, 2017|Around Site, Events|0 Comments

According to Roman Mythology, Ceres, sister of Jupiter, was in charge of the harvest. If Ceres was upset, the crops could die. Everyone, gods and mortals, worked hard to keep Ceres happy. Back in those days, Ceres had 12 minor gods to assist her with the grain cycle, from planting to harvest to storing... [...]

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|7 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 [...]

1 12, 2016

What We Can Learn From Dogs

By | 2017-03-08T14:25:33+00:00 December 1st, 2016|Around Site|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 [...]

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 [...]

31 08, 2016

A day in the life of a volunteer

By | 2016-11-10T10:30:19+00:00 August 31st, 2016|Around Site|0 Comments

By Kelum Wijewardena (Corporate Volunteer with NAB) The sun was out in a cloudless sky as we made our way towards Brunswick, we were all meeting up for a group volunteer day at the CERES Community Centre in Brunswick East. Some of us had an idea of what they were getting into while the others were quite [...]

15 08, 2016

Nigethan’s Infamous Garlic Dahl

By | 2016-11-10T10:30:19+00:00 August 15th, 2016|Community Kitchen, Events, Farm and Food, The Merri|0 Comments

A Cooking Demonstration by Tamil Feasts chef, Nigethan Siththirasegaram. Tamil Feasts is a social enterprise that serves up traditional Sri Lankan fare at CERES Community Environment Park. Prepared by Tamil men currently seeking asylum in Australia, these thrice-weekly feasts (Monday, Tuesday, Friday) create a context in which the chefs are able to share their cuisine [...]

6 07, 2016

Bike Shed Consultation

By | 2016-11-10T10:30:22+00:00 July 6th, 2016|Around Site|83 Comments

Proposed Bike Shed Expansion - Feedback requested PROJECT DESCRIPTION       SUMMARY POINTS: The Bike Shed at CERES has become increasingly popular over the last few years. Right now we have to turn away many people seeking our help because we have run out of space in our Shed and external working spaces. The [...]