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 [...]

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 [...]

25 11, 2015

Our 2015 Annual Report

By | November 25th, 2015|Around Site|0 Comments

I like compiling the Annual Report for CERES each year (really) as it's a great chance to reflect on all the amazing achievements of the past twelve months by all areas of CERES. On one hand we are simply reporting on the financial position of the organisation and thanking our community for their continuing hard [...]