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.




Aug 2017

I learned how to make a starter and make the dough with the starter for multiple things such as bread, pizza and muffins. Can't believe how versatile the dough is! My favourite part of the day was making the pizza and sitting down to eat it as a class and also listening to Kens journey of learning to make bread.

Aug 2017

That you can practically make anything from Leven! It wa as great day! Ken was the highlight...his enthusiasm, knowledge and energy made the day in my mind all the better!

The class was informative and well structured. In terms of food preparation, there are not enough amenities and attention to OH&S. In this instance we were using our hands to make fermented products, there was no gloves and washing facilities were inadequate and this aspect was not emphasised by the class instructor. Eco House does not seem suitable for this particular class. 3.5 stars

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