CERES Education

CERES Education

Brunswick, VIC 3056
Member since 2016
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  • 60 Classes
  • 462 Students
  • 31 Reviews

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.

We are a not-for-loss community business. We run extensive environmental education programs, urban agriculture projects, green technology demonstrations and a number of social enterprises including a market, grocery, café, community kitchen, organic online supermarket and a permaculture and bushfood nursery.

CERES (pronounced ‘series’) is a place where people come together to share ideas about living well together, and directly participate in meeting their social and material needs in a sustainable way. Through social enterprises, education and training, employment and community engagement, CERES provides the means by which people can build awareness of current local and global issues, and join in the movement for economic, social and environmental sustainability.

For thousands of years the Wurundjeri people lived on the land where CERES now stands. The Merri Creek was a focus of their lifestyle, a place to swim and play and a vital source of food. Following the European invasion, the Victorian gold rush and the growth of Melbourne city, the site was quarried for bluestone then turned into a landfill site… As industry moved in the water became polluted and the trees and wildlife disappeared.

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15 October 2018 • Complete Urban Farmer Course

Fabulous course! Money VERY well spent - great value. would highly recommend to anyone wanting to grow their own food. Justin is a brilliant teacher.


12 October 2018 • Complete Urban Farmer Course

A fantastic course to learn the basics, get serious and get inspired about all aspects of urban farming, from soil and plants to composting and worm farms, cooking, preserving, bees, chickens, bush foods and more! I had a great time and learnt a heap. Justin Calverley is entertaining, knowledgeable, down to earth and inspirational. Comprehensive, well-paced and fun. The CERES grounds were an incredible interactive space to learn in. Highly recommended.


30 August 2018 • Permaculture Design Course

Completed the PDC course over winter. A lot was covered and all easy to understand and delivered by enthusiastic and knowledgeable lecturers. Also met some wonderful people along the way. Can honestly say that doing the course changed the way I see and now do things now. Nothing too radical but life changing anyway. I will put my kids through the same course when they grow up a bit. Would recommend it to anyone, you won't regret it.

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