About Sieta Beckwith

Sieta is the CERES Communications Manager.
9 04, 2018

CERES in April – All life begins as seed

By | 2018-04-09T17:31:37+00:00 April 9th, 2018|Farm and Food, Spiritual Ecology|0 Comments

You may have seen the news last week about changes proposed for imported vegetable seeds in Australia. Regardless of whether you think the proposal is a sensible move that rightly protects agriculture in Australia, or you view it as a significant erosion of the sovereignty of the seed, one can’t deny the enormous significance of the [...]

9 03, 2018

March Update – A Food Community

By | 2018-04-09T15:46:08+00:00 March 9th, 2018|Around Site, Community, Events, Farm and Food, Spiritual Ecology|0 Comments

We are not atomised producers and consumers. We are part of an Earth family, part of a food community. Food connects us. Everything is food.  - Vandana Shiva CERES is named after the Roman Goddess of Agriculture, so the celebration of Earth and her bountiful harvest is not only the main event on the CERES calendar, [...]

8 02, 2018

February Update – International Year of Diggin’ the Earth

By | 2018-03-08T15:41:24+00:00 February 8th, 2018|Around Site|0 Comments

Usually, the United Nations specifies a global theme for the new year, sort of a new year's resolution. In 2018, for some unknown reason, there is no declaration. Perhaps they decided not to bother, or perhaps even important global organisations can have a shaky start to the year.  It's vital for CERES to look to the global stage [...]

8 10, 2017

CERES in October – How does my visit support enviro ed?

By | 2018-03-08T15:31:57+00:00 October 8th, 2017|Around Site, CERES Education, Spiritual Ecology|0 Comments

When you buy your turmeric latte at the Merri Table or a new houseplant from the Nursery, or some bulk steel cut oats from the Grocery, the staff there will tell you that they are a social enterprise, and that any profits raised from the business help support environmental education at CERES. What does [...]

4 10, 2017

CERES is a finalist in the Premier’s Sustainability Awards 2017

By | 2017-10-04T14:51:44+00:00 October 4th, 2017|CERES Courses, CERES Education|0 Comments

Media release 13 September 2017 CERES announced as finalist in 2017 Victorian Premier’s Sustainability Awards CERES has been announced as a finalist in the Education category for this year's Premier's Sustainability Awards for their Sustainability and Alternative Pathways program. The interim Chief Executive of Sustainability Victoria, Stephanie Ziersch, praised the team for their creative [...]

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, [...]