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 [...]

18 10, 2016

Meeting the Herb Whisperer: Permaculture Principles and Chinese Traditional Medicine

By | 2016-11-10T10:30:18+00:00 October 18th, 2016|CERES Global, China|1 Comment

“Nowadays, the modern medical model is changing. It is gradually shifting from its original medical model of biomedicine into a physiological–psychological–sociological–medical model, which emphasizes that the people, the natural environment, ecological conditions and society are all aspects of a united whole.” (Liu and Liu, 2009, p. vii). Cultivating a holistic environmental politics and regenerative sustainability [...]

7 03, 2016

CERES and the Sustainable Living Festival 2016

By | 2016-11-10T10:30:24+00:00 March 7th, 2016|CERES Education|0 Comments

  We were excited to contribute to the Sustainable Living Festival Big Weekend this year in February at Federation Square. We packed up our solar powered electric vehicle with educational energy gizmos, flyers, posters, banners, chook t-shirts, passion and a big crate of organic apples from CERES Fair Food. Without any bias I thought CERES was [...]

3 12, 2015

The Story of the Sacred Kingfisher

By | 2016-11-10T10:30:25+00:00 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 [...]

18 11, 2013

#climateaction

By | 2017-04-06T14:03:30+00:00 November 18th, 2013|Around Site|0 Comments

“Only within the moment of time represented by the present century has one species -- man -- acquired significant power to alter the nature of the world. ” ― Rachel Carson, Silent Spring And if we do indeed have that power, what do we want the world to look like? At the National Day of [...]

22 10, 2013

The ocean is broken

By | 2017-04-06T14:06:57+00:00 October 22nd, 2013|Around Site|0 Comments

Lying in bed checking Facebook as I seem to do too often these days, I was absolutely horrified to read this. An Australian yachtsman voyaged from Melbourne to Osaka to San Franciso a few months ago and discovered there were almost no fish in the ocean for the whole journey, consequently no birds and a [...]