18 07, 2017

Beautiful New Solar Array on the EcoHouse

By | 2017-07-18T15:36:42+00:00 July 18th, 2017|Around Site, Energy|0 Comments

This week we installed a new 3.44kW solar array on the Eco House roof. This installation is an important component of making the Eco House an all-electric house. All the gas appliances will be replaced with electric appliances as we can generate electricity with renewable solar energy, but gas is a fossil fuel that [...]

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) [...]

10 04, 2017

Feature Changes Around the Park

By | 2017-04-10T16:35:26+00:00 April 10th, 2017|Around Site|0 Comments

This month, along with all our usual maintenance work across the site, we completed four improvements across the park that our visitors might appreciate.  1. Namalata Willem Approximately two years ago I met with some of our Education Team regarding the much loved area behind Namalata Willem (Indigenous Teaching Shelter). Our Indigenous Educator Jida Gulpilil [...]

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 [...]