Regular news and updates from around the park.

12 11, 2019

Economics, values and social enterprise

By | 2019-12-12T12:30:40+00:00 November 12th, 2019|Around Site, Monthly Member Update|0 Comments

Member Update November 2019. “It’s easier to envisage the end of the world than the end of capitalism.”  - Fredric Jameson or Slavoj Žižek (according to Mark Fisher) At CERES, we do our best to always speak to intrinsic values in people - those universal human values that are inherently rewarding such as benevolence, [...]

12 10, 2019

Falling in love with orange blossom

By | 2019-12-12T12:27:45+00:00 October 12th, 2019|Around Site, Monthly Member Update, Spiritual Ecology|0 Comments

Member Update October 2019. Every October we review all our achievements from the past year and package them up into a neat little printed report. Weaving thousands of stories together to create the narrative of community empowerment and change that CERES strives for, is usually a favourite task. But this year at Annual Report [...]

9 07, 2019

The Language of Love

By | 2019-12-12T12:21:44+00:00 July 9th, 2019|Around Site, Climate Emergency, Monthly Member Update, Spiritual Ecology|0 Comments

Member Update July 2019. 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 [...]

9 06, 2019

Community Action for Climate and Ecological Crisis

By | 2019-12-12T12:36:23+00:00 June 9th, 2019|Around Site, Climate Emergency, Monthly Member Update|0 Comments

Member Update June 2019. 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 [...]

21 05, 2019

Vote for the Love of all Beings

By | 2019-12-12T12:37:15+00:00 May 21st, 2019|Climate Emergency, Monthly Member Update, Spiritual Ecology|0 Comments

Member Update May 2019. This week, a TV news crew came to ask us: “What is what the primary issue your community cares about in the upcoming federal election?” Excited by the opportunity, we carefully prepared our messages. We didn't want to mess up an opportunity to voice our concern about the biggest issue [...]

21 04, 2019

Community Sufficiency not Self Sufficiency

By | 2019-12-12T12:38:17+00:00 April 21st, 2019|Farm and Food, Monthly Member Update|0 Comments

Member Update April 2019. “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 [...]

21 03, 2019

Bewilderment and being wild

By | 2019-12-12T12:39:13+00:00 March 21st, 2019|Monthly Member Update, Spiritual Ecology|0 Comments

Member Update March 2019. 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 [...]

21 02, 2019

New Branding

By | 2019-12-12T12:40:20+00:00 February 21st, 2019|Monthly Member Update|0 Comments

Member Update February 2019. 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 [...]

21 12, 2018

CERES in December – Plants as People

By | 2019-05-21T14:47:27+00:00 December 21st, 2018|Monthly Member Update, Spiritual Ecology|0 Comments

“Anthropomorphising nonsense,” said my friend as I excitedly purchased Peter Wohlleben’s The Hidden Life of Trees, when it was fresh in at the CERES Nursery bookshop. Part of me agreed with her, and there is an often prevailing attitude from scientific scholars that anthropomorphism hinders our understanding of the world. However there is also an [...]