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 [...]

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 [...]

4 12, 2018

Smart Urban Forests at CERES

By | 2018-12-04T09:17:05+00:00 December 4th, 2018|Around Site, CERES Education|0 Comments

A new Swinburne University-led pilot program introduced at CERES Community Environment Park is using water-sensor technology to better manage urban forests. Swinburne University Water Resources Engineering senior lecturer, Dr Scott Rayburg, and his team have partnered with ICT International and RMIT University to install $31,000 worth of tree water sensors at CERES, located in [...]

3 12, 2018

No time not to use the regular plates

By | 2018-12-03T09:26:26+00:00 December 3rd, 2018|CERES Education, Farm and Food|0 Comments

On Friday I went with my sons and several thousand other Victorian children to the steps of the Treasury Museum for the Students Strike For Climate Change.  From a respectful (non-embarrassing) distance it was thrilling to watch the crowd of young faces welcoming waves of student comrades sweeping across Spring Street to join them [...]

3 10, 2018

CERES in October – Permaculture of the Inner Landscape

By | 2018-12-03T10:33:26+00:00 October 3rd, 2018|CERES Courses, CERES Education, Monthly Member Update, Spiritual Ecology|0 Comments

As Permaculturalist Prof. Stuart Hill says, “We’re not going to be saved by nuclear power, not even by solar power; nor by any religious or political doctrine. The only thing that can save us is to become perfectly connected with our innermost feelings. This is our fundamental responsibility as human beings.” In the face of [...]

24 05, 2018

Horticulture and Permaculture Pathways – Helping Individuals Grow

By | 2018-05-31T16:34:12+00:00 May 24th, 2018|CERES Courses, CERES Education, Grants and Projects, Pathways, Stories|0 Comments

20 year old Nathan* was referred to our Horticulture Pathways Support Program from his northern suburbs Community School.  Nathan's engagement with the school and learning activities had been sporadic, he suffered from depression and would rarely leave the house.  Nathan and his mother came in for a chat with our Pathways Officer, Karen Mengell, [...]

10 11, 2017

CERES wins Premier’s Sustainability Award

By | 2018-05-31T16:41:46+00:00 November 10th, 2017|CERES Courses, CERES Education, CERES Global, CERES Outreach, PPP, Stories, Sustainable Schools|0 Comments

Media Release: Cath Newell CERES has won the Education category in this year’s Victorian Premier’s Sustainability Awards for their 35 year commitment to community-based learning and action. CERES is the largest deliverer of environmental education in Australia. Programs benefit participants, their families, the community and the environment based on the adoption of sustainable practices, [...]

8 10, 2017

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

By | 2018-12-03T10:34:43+00:00 October 8th, 2017|Around Site, CERES Education, Monthly Member Update, 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 [...]