22 07, 2019

Bare-root Fruit Trees Explained

By | 2019-07-22T18:06:54+00:00 July 22nd, 2019|Nursery, Nursery Advice|0 Comments

July is a fairly quiet time in the vege garden. The garlic is shooting, the silverbeet is looking lush and the peas and broad beans are stretching their green little heads to the sky. It's tempting to think you can sit back with a cuppa and relax! But if you have the room winter [...]

9 07, 2019

CERES in July – The Language of Love

By | 2019-07-09T14:48:52+00:00 July 9th, 2019|Around Site, Monthly Member Update, Spiritual Ecology|0 Comments

This month the CERES Board declared a “Climate and Ecological Emergency". This public declaration is important for a well-known community organisation like CERES - it adds our voice to the global cry for urgent change. The declaration also invokes action. It asks: What is the best use of our energy, influence and extended networks at this [...]

27 06, 2019

CERES Playspace: Consultation update

By | 2019-06-27T13:27:30+00:00 June 27th, 2019|Around Site, Community Groups|0 Comments

by Joana Montalvo  CERES Playspace Communications volunteer CERES is a place where people come together to share and enact ideas about living well together. We believe a vital part of living and learning well together is the opportunity for creative expression and play. Since late last year we have been going through a proactive and meaningful [...]

12 06, 2019

Sustainable Fashion in India

By | 2019-06-13T10:48:23+00:00 June 12th, 2019|CERES Global, India|0 Comments

by Saffron Scott  CERES Global intern Australia is the second largest consumer of new textiles in the world. This mass consumption contributes to 500,000 tonnes of discarded clothing making its way into landfill every year. Most of the clothing that’s being discarded is made of synthetic and petroleum-based materials, meaning they will take thousands of [...]

9 06, 2019

CERES in June – Community Action for Climate and Ecological Crisis

By | 2019-07-09T14:44:32+00:00 June 9th, 2019|Around Site, Monthly Member Update|0 Comments

When you look at photos of CERES and the Merri Creek 40 years ago, it’s almost impossible to imagine what it would become one short generation later. Covered in construction waste and household rubbish, it was surrounded by asphalt manufacturing plants, abattoirs and deep sewers. Just a few decades later, it is lush with plant [...]

21 04, 2019

CERES in April – Community Sufficiency not Self Sufficiency

By | 2019-05-21T15:02:50+00:00 April 21st, 2019|Farm and Food, Monthly Member Update|0 Comments

“Growing food needs to be less about self-sufficiency and more about community-sufficiency.”  Farmer Caitlin Caitlin works at Honey Lane, the registered Organic Market Garden here at CERES. With these words she succinctly underlines a subtle yet powerful shift in story that can be heard from many different pockets of our community at this time... From [...]

8 04, 2019

VCAT likely to approve scaled-back development beside CERES

By | 2019-04-08T18:04:59+00:00 April 8th, 2019|Around Site, Board Updates|1 Comment

Prepared 7 April 2019 In a decision released late on Friday, VCAT has required the developer proposing a large apartment complex at 269 Stewart Street to make additional changes to the design to further moderate adverse impacts upon CERES and the Merri Creek valley, if it is to be acceptable. However VCAT indicated that [...]