Melbourne, VIC 3000
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CERES - Centre for Education and Research in Environmental Strategies, is an award winning, not-for-profit, sustainability centre located on 4.5 hectares on the Merri Creek in East Brunswick, Melbourne.

It is also a thriving community, an urban farm, Australia’s largest deliverer of environmental education, an event and conference venue and a place rich with social and cultural diversity. CERES is recognised as an international leader in community and environmental practice.

Built on a decommissioned rubbish tip that was once a bluestone quarry, today CERES is a vibrant eco-oasis. 350,000 people visit CERES each year. Many more engage with us through our Sustainable Schools program which takes sustainable education into schools across the state.

CERES’ green technology displays, buildings, education and training programs and social enterprises (CERES’ Organic Market, Café, Permaculture Nursery and Fair Food organics delivery) demonstrate food security, sustainable agriculture, energy efficiencies, renewables and water conservation in action.

CERES is a model for a future with sustainability, innovation and connectedness at its heart.

Come, be welcome, you never know what you will find on our rambling paths.

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19 June 2018 • Growing Berries with Horticulturist, Poppy Turbiak

Poppy has a wealth of knowledge and I really enjoyed the format of small group question and answer.


19 June 2018 • Growing Berries with Horticulturist, Poppy Turbiak

Poppy was very knowledgeable and answered all our questions. She dealt with a diverse group with aplomb. Very enjoyable and useful course.


18 June 2018 • Intro to Permaculture (2 days)

Day 1 of 2 was brilliantly informative, interesting and hugely enjoyable. Donna offers a fantastic blend of information in a easy to digest manner. Ceres is a refreshing break from the city and I’m excited for part 2.

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