25 10, 2016

Spring Biodiversity at CERES

By | 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 | 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 [...]

9 08, 2016

Choosing a new hot water system

By | August 9th, 2016|Around Site, Energy|0 Comments

The solar hot water system on the Eco House isn’t working and we are now using gas to heat the water which is not what we want to be demonstrating! The current system was installed long before the time of any of today’s employees... It has been checked and it appears that it was cobbled together from [...]

6 07, 2016

Bike Shed Consultation

By | 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 [...]

9 05, 2016

Scheffler Dish Update

By | May 9th, 2016|Around Site|0 Comments

A few things have been happening recently with our Scheffler Reflector in the Energy Park. We have make some programming changes to the tracking system so that it now compensates its position for long periods of cloud cover and automatically returns to its starting position at the end of the day. We have had to [...]

5 04, 2016

Bike Shed x Melbourne University Architecture

By | 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 [...]

2 04, 2016

Jossandria and Oscar Get Married

By | April 2nd, 2016|Around Site, Events, Venue Hire|0 Comments

Jossandria and Oscar decided to have a bilingual ceremony in the Amphitheatre in the cultural village, followed by a fun reception in the Village Pavilion, where they set up a photo booth, giant Jenga and other games. The wedding was a perfect mix of elegant style in the Pavilion with a fun and rustic charm outside. And [...]

1 04, 2016

Joanna and Hayden Get Married

By | April 1st, 2016|Around Site, Events, Venue Hire|0 Comments

What a fun wedding. On this occasion, the bride and groom wanted to try something different and requested that we drive them onto the Village Green for their ceremony in our "Cushman", the little electric buggy that we normally use for carting plants, equipment and compost around the park! As part of the photo shoot, [...]

3 12, 2015

The Story of the Sacred Kingfisher

By | December 3rd, 2015|Around Site, Events|0 Comments

Cultivation – cherishing the ground – involves sacred address as much as it does the regime of hoe and plow. --  Freya Matthews Last week I had the honour of helping carry our gorgeous Sacred Kingfisher puppet through the centre of Melbourne for the People's Climate March attended by 60,000 people. In the crowd I [...]