21 04, 2019

CERES in April – Community Sufficiency not Self Sufficiency

By | 2019-05-21T15:02:50+00:00 April 21st, 2019|Farm and Food, Monthly Member Update|0 Comments

“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 at this time... From [...]

3 12, 2018

No time not to use the regular plates

By | 2019-10-23T14:54:15+00:00 December 3rd, 2018|CERES Education, Climate Emergency, 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 [...]

24 09, 2018

Your friendly neighbourhood tomato growing guide: Step 1. Choosing the Right Tomato for You

By | 2018-10-22T14:24:12+00:00 September 24th, 2018|Nursery Advice|0 Comments

It's not unusual this time of year to see a CERES Nursery horticulturalist gesticulating wildly in the tomato section, trying to convey a sense of JUST HOW BIG a particular variety will grow, while a queue of customers look on wide-eyed and captivated! We thought we'd make it easy for you and post some [...]

9 04, 2018

CERES in April – All life begins as seed

By | 2018-12-03T10:34:18+00:00 April 9th, 2018|Farm and Food, Monthly Member Update, 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 [...]

24 01, 2018

Unlearning in India – Day 3 & 4: Wisdom Walk Through Udaipur’s Old City and Malari Village

By | 2018-05-31T16:41:33+00:00 January 24th, 2018|CERES Global, India|0 Comments

Guest Post by Dr Ben Habib From 2nd-12th December 2017 I co-facilitated a CERES Global tour to India, themed around sustainable development, permanent culture and un-learning. My focus for the tour was to collect data for my research project on permaculture as a transnational social movement and to learn more about alternative education models as a teaching [...]

10 05, 2016

Yenny’s story: CERES Food Producer Incubator Program

By | 2016-11-10T10:30:22+00:00 May 10th, 2016|CERES Education, Food Producer Incubator|0 Comments

Interviewed on Thursday the 21st of April 2016 Yenny comes from a small town called Bandung 3 hours from the capital of Jakarta in Indonesia. She came to Australia in 2007 for love. Her Husband is Chinese Indonesian and was living in Australia when they met. They married in Sydney. She brings with her a [...]