29 08, 2017

Energy Education in Action – A Tour with Tom

By | 2017-08-29T10:54:32+00:00 August 29th, 2017|Around Site, CERES Education, Energy|0 Comments

By Luke Wakeling CERES Science Communications Intern Tom Lang loves science. He’s the leader of the CERES energy education program and is tasked with educating the hordes of inquisitive children which flock to the East Brunswick sustainability park. Tom’s passion is infectious and knowledge is deep. He holds a Masters in Science Communication and [...]

28 08, 2017

Community Connections – Introducing the School of Philosophy

By | 2017-08-29T17:19:40+00:00 August 28th, 2017|Venue Hire|0 Comments

Our community includes a range of independent organisations running their own programs, events and workshops on a regular basis in various venues across our park on a weekly, fortnightly or monthly basis. This month we would like to introduce Stewart Morritt from the School of Philosophy. Please introduce yourself and let us know how [...]

15 08, 2017

Super Volunteers

By | 2017-08-29T10:54:51+00:00 August 15th, 2017|Around Site|0 Comments

For the first time since hosting corporate volunteers at CERES, two people – Marta and Jon from NAB, volunteered on two consecutive weeks. ‘We wanted to use our two volunteer days this year as an opportunity for our team to get together and do something useful for the community', says Marta. 'We thought that [...]

6 08, 2017

CERES in August – Practising Active Hope

By | 2017-09-06T17:51:29+00:00 August 6th, 2017|Around Site, Spiritual Ecology|0 Comments

"Passive hope is about waiting for external agencies to bring about what we desire. Active hope is about becoming active participants in bringing about what we hope for," says ecophilosopher Joanna Macy. When scrolling through our photo archive for this month's header, I was struck by this image of a chicken in flight. Wildly, inelegantly, [...]

24 07, 2017

CERES Food Forest

By | 2017-07-24T16:31:11+00:00 July 24th, 2017|Around Site, Farm and Food|0 Comments

Over 10 years ago, our Food Forest area was a series of paddocks that had been home at different times to chooks, goats, bees, pigs, cows and sheep. During this time we ran an active animal management program and provided an opportunity for visiting school children to engage with the animals and learn more [...]

18 07, 2017

Beautiful New Solar Array on the EcoHouse

By | 2017-07-18T15:36:42+00:00 July 18th, 2017|Around Site, Energy|0 Comments

This week we installed a new 3.44kW solar array on the Eco House roof. This installation is an important component of making the Eco House an all-electric house. All the gas appliances will be replaced with electric appliances as we can generate electricity with renewable solar energy, but gas is a fossil fuel that [...]

11 07, 2017

Therapeutic Horticulture

By | 2018-01-16T14:57:51+00:00 July 11th, 2017|CERES Courses, CERES Education|2 Comments

By Karen Mengell, VET Co-ordinator and Pathways Planning Officer At CERES we offer a range of hands-on gardening and environmental training programs to support individuals develop skills, build confidence, open up opportunities for greater social connection and ultimately identify and take steps towards more formal training and employment. We also recognise there are a wide [...]

11 07, 2017

Environmental Education Course – My experience

By | 2017-07-31T17:25:46+00:00 July 11th, 2017|CERES Courses, CERES Education, Stories|0 Comments

By Claire Mosley, Environmental Education Course Alumnus and CERES Intern Connection to our earth and new friends, inspiration and new ideas and different ways of thinking. On eight Tuesdays over eight weeks, 12 eco-ninjas began their journeys through the Environmental Education Course offered by CERES. Who knew we could expand our thinking so much [...]

7 07, 2017

Perspectives from a participant and a facilitator

By | 2017-07-07T10:19:51+00:00 July 7th, 2017|CERES Courses, CERES Education, Stories|0 Comments

Permaculture Design Course – Perspectives from a participant and a facilitator In August, CERES will be running its 22nd Permaculture Design Course (PDC). This popular course explores sustainable agriculture, ecological processes and energy flow, economic systems and how these practices can be used to provide practical solutions to some of the unsustainable ways of [...]