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 [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

27 06, 2017

Winter Solstice: What we can learn while staring into the fire

By | 2017-06-27T12:34:15+00:00 June 27th, 2017|Around Site, CERES Education, Spiritual Ecology|1 Comment

By Shane French Education Manager, Excursions & Incursions Programmes So what is fire? According to the Oxford Dictionary, a fire is: “A process in which substances combine chemically with oxygen from the air and typically give out bright light, heat, and smoke”. Well, that’s one way of looking at it. However, for me, a [...]

6 04, 2017

The Great Turning

By | 2017-06-07T16:30:53+00:00 April 6th, 2017|Around Site, Spiritual Ecology|0 Comments

In Melbourne this week the turning of the season has properly arrived with cool nights, shorter days and the dreaded turning back of clocks. If you were lucky you might have escaped the city and seen a basking wombat, which is what this season is famous for according to the Kulin People. This little [...]