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 [...]

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 [...]

21 03, 2019

CERES in March – Bewilderment and being wild

By | 2019-05-21T14:55:02+00:00 March 21st, 2019|Monthly Member Update, Spiritual Ecology|0 Comments

Bewilderment, aka “Be Wild” bewilderment, n. confusion resulting from failure to understand People experience bewilderment when they are so utterly baffled by the situation at hand, they enter into a state of complete mystification. The word is a combination of the words be, "exist," and wilder, "lead astray or lure into the wilds." Being [...]

26 02, 2019

Garlic planting, CERES-style

By | 2019-02-26T13:07:33+00:00 February 26th, 2019|Nursery, Nursery Advice|2 Comments

“There are five elements: earth, air, fire, water and garlic”, so said the French culinary writer Louis Diat, and we would tend to agree. Nothing beats the satisfaction of tucking into a delicious plate of spaghetti aglio, olio e peperoncino seasoned with your own home grown garlic! It’s time to get your cloves planted. Below we [...]

21 02, 2019

Environmental & Sustainability Educator of the Year 2018

By | 2019-02-21T16:18:13+00:00 February 21st, 2019|CERES Courses, CERES Education, Enviro Ed Course, Stories|0 Comments

The Environmental & Sustainability Educator of the Year 2018, Lorna Pettifer In 2018 Lorna Pettifer Manager of Education and Training at CERES was awarded the inaugural Environmental & Sustainability Educator of the Year by Environment Education Victoria. Lorna is the Learning Innovation Director at CERES and has designed and delivers the  CERES Environmental [...]

21 02, 2019

CERES in February: New Branding

By | 2019-05-21T14:51:20+00:00 February 21st, 2019|Monthly Member Update|0 Comments

It's a little difficult to describe in a few words what CERES is. CERES' CEO Cinnamon Evans, when asked by our friends and local good-doers Goodsmiths, says: “Every time I explain what CERES is, I do it differently because there’s no one simple explanation, and it depends who I’m talking to. The elevator pitch has always eluded me. On [...]

5 02, 2019

Motives – Change – Inspiration – CERES Environmental Education Course

By | 2019-02-05T17:04:40+00:00 February 5th, 2019|CERES Courses, CERES Education, Enviro Ed Course, Pathways|0 Comments

In September to October of this year, I undertook the environmental education course hosted at CERES.  My main motive for doing the course was to see what other options I had for environmental work, but I came out with a lot more information that inspired me to enact change in my own space. The [...]

8 01, 2019

Mini Case Study: Growing Plants Can Change Your Life

By | 2019-01-08T14:15:07+00:00 January 8th, 2019|CERES Courses, CERES Education, Pathways, Stories|0 Comments

Gregory Lorenzutti Gregory Lorenzutti is a Brazilian-Australian artist based in Melbourne, Australia, working between the spaces of photography, dance and urban farming. Photography, dance... and farming? Strange bedfellows you might think, but Gregory has found a way to connect all three through storytelling, an eye for subtlety, human emotion and passion for [...]