30 09, 2015

Cafe update

By | 2016-11-10T10:30:25+00:00 September 30th, 2015|Around Site, The Merri|0 Comments

CERES’ Board update on the Association’s actions to redevelop the café site within the village precinct of the park. In July 2013, the CERES Board took the decision to close the café and redevelop the facility to serve the community and the Association better. A number of factors influenced this decision, including: growing demand on [...]

15 09, 2015

We are growing in more ways than one

By | 2015-09-22T05:57:37+00:00 September 15th, 2015|Nursery|2 Comments

We use the word growth a lot around these parts. The plants grow, the customer’s kids grow, we watch people’s confidence in the garden grow.  And our nursery has also grown over the years. We have in fact been struggling to squish everything into the same space year after as the nursery thrives and welcomes [...]

10 09, 2015

Flowers have feelings too

By | 2016-11-10T10:30:25+00:00 September 10th, 2015|Nursery, Nursery Advice|0 Comments

In the nursery we love to help people grow food in their backyards but I always remind people not to forget about flowers. Flowers add colour to catch the eye, are easy to grow and will attract bees and other beneficial insects to the garden. My daughter loves to pick little bunches of flowers for [...]

10 09, 2015

Plants don’t keep a diary

By | 2016-11-10T10:30:25+00:00 September 10th, 2015|Nursery, Nursery Advice|0 Comments

The popular author Jackie French wrote many years ago in one of her gardening books that it’s warm enough to plant tomatoes when you can sit comfortably on the bare soil with bare buttocks. I’ve been thinking about that piece of wisdom a lot lately as we have many customers eager to plant tomatoes, basil [...]

9 09, 2015

By | 2016-11-10T10:30:25+00:00 September 9th, 2015|CERES Global, Timor Leste|0 Comments

Aileu Science and Technology Institute (ASTI) and the Rai Husar Foundation (Chris Adams, Friends of Aileu) Background The District of Aileu, while not far from Dili, has for long been regarded as a relatively disadvantaged area in terms access to education and training, resulting in poor educational and employment outcomes.  The majority of Aileu district’s [...]

9 09, 2015

Reflections on Samoa

By | 2016-11-10T10:30:26+00:00 September 9th, 2015|CERES Global, Samoa|0 Comments

Some reflections on our 2014 Samoa trip,  By Charlotte and Melanie. On Sunday, we got up early to go help prepare a traditional Samoan Umu. We had been invited by Tu and his wife Lei Loa to experience this traditional Samoan way of cooking. Tu and his family are one of the few families to [...]