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 [...]

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 [...]

22 03, 2017

Promoting Clean and Green Food in Global Cities

By | 2017-03-22T08:25:02+00:00 March 22nd, 2017|CERES Global, Cuba|0 Comments

This article was written by Adrian Hearn, our friend, partner and collaborator in Cuba. It was originally published in "Articulation". By 2050 more than 6 billion people will live in cities, generating unprecedented challenges for sustainable food production and distribution. Technical and economic studies of urban food security conducted by the United Nations Food [...]

24 08, 2016

B Corp Development Day

By | 2016-11-10T10:30:19+00:00 August 24th, 2016|Events, The Merri, Venue Hire|0 Comments

The Van Raay meeting rooms at CERES were recently home to the first ever B Lab Australia & New Zealand Leadership Development Day. B Corps are for-profit companies certified by the nonprofit B Lab, to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. There is a growing community of more than 1,600 Certified B [...]

22 12, 2014

Permaculture: ‘Australia’s most significant intellectual export’

By | 2016-11-10T10:30:26+00:00 December 22nd, 2014|CERES Education|0 Comments

Permaculture has been referred to as "Australia's most significant intellectual export" and considering how far across the globe it has spread, this claim may have some basis. Permaculture is a process for designing sustainable communities and is derived from permanent agriculture and permanent culture. Permaculture is a combination of traditional wisdom, modern science and [...]