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Sponsor a CERES Chook

For many, especially our younger visitors, our chickens are the star of the show at CERES. The problem? Our chooks absolutely know it, and demand the finer things in life.

Even though the majority of them are egg-laying we’re left to foot a bill of $20k in food bill that is going be-kerk, so we thought it was time that they paid their way.

We’d like you to introduce you to three of our famous hens, although they may look similar, these chooks have VERY distict personalities. 

Watching them scratch, rummage and flap around our organic farm and grocery is a lasting memory for many of being at CERES.

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Meet the Chooks:

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  • Young, gutsy, spirited, energetic 
  • Always on the move, often jumping the fence to explore the world of CERES, much to the older girls dismay
  • Her favourite places to explore are Terra Wonder.
  • Cheeky fills her day with a morning skipping rope class, jumping the fence to hang out in Terra Wonder with her pals, she’s always the last to roost
  • Strong, healthy, diligent, intelligent, motivated
  • A busy hen, she’s a regular layer and well known amongst the chooks. 
  • She’s finishing her Permaculture Design Course and hopes to teach the younger chooks the impacts of climate change and sustainable practices for life.
  • Between laying and studying, Heidi loves to spend her spare time in downward dog at the yoga studio, finessing her pottery skills or getting a cocktail with the girls.
  • Matriarch, luxurious, classy, leisurely, relaxed. 
  • An older hen, Helen is looking forward to slowing down in retirement. She’s planning to move down the coast, buy a tesla and finally get some cat-eye sunglasses.
  • She finds the younger chooks; like Cheeky, sometimes a bit loud when they disturb her afternoon naps
  • Helen stays busy with her morning walks, cups of tea and never misses crossword club. 
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Our chooks are integral to the park at CERES, and not just for their personalities.

Our chooks are very important to help our gardens, veggies and ecosystem. Having them nearby helps with:

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Donate to ceres today

Be part of a people-powered community finding hope in action. All donations over $2 are tax deductible.
Birds eye view, CERES, Merri Creek, Veggie garden

Climate and ecological crises are shaping our lives, right here in Australia.

It might feel like a distant problem, with distant solutions. But solutions are happening on the ground in your community right now.
CERES has been implementing solutions for decades, and with your support, we’ll continue for decades to come.
Community-led solutions are happening on the ground in your community right now.
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Here is the impact CERES is having:

  • Community resilience by reconnecting us to the Earth and each other
  • Industry-leading education programs in response to the climate and ecological crisis.
  • A food future that works for everyone by strengthening local food systems through our urban farms and growing our platform for local growers.

meet a ceres supporter

"I support CERES .. because I know we need to pay what it takes to preserve places like this into the future."

– Sara, CERES Supporter

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We rely on the grassroots support of the community to bring the transformative projects to life that we’re known for.

In 2021 we raised over $60k from the local community to help with the final stages of our Community Garden Renewal, which was opened in early 2021.

This year we raised $80k for our Urban Farm Renewal, bringing urgent upgrades to our Honey Lane farm, and allowing us to create new teaching spaces for kids and adults of all abilities.

How to Support CERES:

Becoming a regular giver is the most sustainable way to support CERES. From as little as $2 a month, you can help connect more students to nature and support our beautiful park in Brunswick East for over half a million visitors each year. Regular giving allows CERES to plan more effectively and build resilience.

You can now add a $5 or $10 tax-deductible donation each time you shop at the Merri Cafe, Nursery, Grocery and Visitor Centre. This is a quick and easy way to support the park to remain beautiful.

Holding a fundraiser at your local school or sporting club? Supporting CERES allows the funds you’re raising to be invested back into your local community through supporting our urban farms, our Brunswick East park, our network of social enterprises, and learning through our education programs.

A gift in your will is an opportunity to ensure CERES continues to thrive well into the future. A will is an important legal document to determine the disbursement of your estate and assets after you pass away. We recommend you seek professional legal support to write or modify your will.

Does your company want to invest in local system-changing organisations? Whether you’re wanting to create long-lasting change through a workplace giving partnership, or a one-off corporate donation.

Frequently asked questions:

Keep the lights on at CERES. Almost all of the funding we receive is for particular projects and outcomes, so any donations we receive through this page are our lifeblood, allowing us to build resilience as an organisation.

If you’re interested in seeing your donation go to a particular project or area, please get in touch with us here.

CERES is a registered charity with ACNC, with DGR-1 Status and a proud non-profit partner of 1% for the Planet.

We love to encourage our community to do both. The social enterprises you’re supporting support local jobs and a local economy, but incur overheads to operate. Making a donation on top of supporting our enterprises is the best way to see the park you love cared for.

Yes, all donations over $2 are tax deductible.

CERES logo dark green

Donate to CERES today

Be part of a people-powered community finding hope in action. All donations over $2 are tax deductible.
Birds eye view, CERES, Merri Creek, Veggie garden

Climate and ecological crises are shaping our lives, right here in Australia.

It might feel like a distant problem, with distant solutions. But solutions are happening on the ground in your community right now.
CERES has been implementing solutions for decades, and with your support, we’ll continue for decades to come.

Community-led solutions are happening on the ground in your community right now.

Red sun ray

Here is the impact CERES is having:

  • Community resilience by reconnecting us to the Earth and each other
  • Industry-leading education programs in response to the climate and ecological crisis.
  • A food future that works for everyone by strengthening local food systems through our urban farms and growing our platform for local growers.

meet a ceres supporter

"I support CERES .. because I know we need to pay what it takes to preserve places like this into the future."

– Sara, CERES Supporter

How to Support CERES:

Becoming a regular giver is the most sustainable way to support CERES. From as little as $2 a month, you can help connect more students to nature and support our beautiful park in Brunswick East for over half a million visitors each year. Regular giving allows CERES to plan more effectively and build resilience.

You can now add a $5 or $10 tax-deductible donation each time you shop at the Merri Cafe, Nursery, Grocery and Visitor Centre. This is a quick and easy way to support the park to remain beautiful.

Holding a fundraiser at your local school or sporting club? Supporting CERES allows the funds you’re raising to be invested back into your local community through supporting our urban farms, our Brunswick East park, our network of social enterprises, and learning through our education programs.

A gift in your will is an opportunity to ensure CERES continues to thrive well into the future. A will is an important legal document to determine the disbursement of your estate and assets after you pass away. We recommend you seek professional legal support to write or modify your will.

Does your company want to invest in local system-changing organisations? Whether you’re wanting to create long-lasting change through a workplace giving partnership, or a one-off corporate donation.

Frequently asked questions:

Keep the lights on at CERES. Almost all of the funding we receive is for particular projects and outcomes, so any donations we receive through this page are our lifeblood, allowing us to build resilience as an organisation.

If you’re interested in seeing your donation go to a particular project or area, please get in touch with us here.

CERES is a registered charity with ACNC, with DGR-1 Status and a proud non-profit partner of 1% for the Planet.

We love to encourage our community to do both. The social enterprises you’re supporting support local jobs and a local economy, but incur overheads to operate. Making a donation on top of supporting our enterprises is the best way to see the park you love cared for.

Yes, all donations over $2 are tax deductible.

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CERES acknowledges the Wurundjeri Woiwurrung people of the Kulin nation as the traditional owners of the land on which CERES stands. CERES is deeply grateful to Elders, past and present, for their care and protection of these lands over millennia.

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CERES acknowledges the Wurundjeri Woiwurrung people of the Kulin nation as the traditional owners of the land on which CERES stands. CERES is deeply grateful to Elders, past and present, for their care and protection of these lands over millennia.

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CERES acknowledges the Wurundjeri Woiwurrung people of the Kulin nation as the traditional owners of the land on which CERES stands. CERES is deeply grateful to Elders, past and present, for their care and protection of these lands over millennia.

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