CERES Education

CERES Education

Brunswick, VIC 3056
Member since 2016

  • 121 Classes
  • 895 Students
  • 63 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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Terms & Conditions

Cancellations and Refunds

CERES reserves the right to cancel workshops due to insufficient numbers.

If we cancel the workshop you will be entitled to a 100% refund, or you may choose to transfer to another date, subject to availability.
If you decide to withdraw 7 or more days prior to the workshop date CERES will retain a 10% administration fee.
If you decide to withdraw less than 7 days prior to the workshop date CERES will retain 100% of your workshop fee.

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Refund & Cancellation Policy
CERES Education requires 48 hours notice via email prior to the start of a class or event for a full refund or transfer.  Refunds and transfers will not be processed if cancellation occurs within 48 hours of the event commencing. We do not offer refunds for missed classes. There are no fees for refunds or transfers. For cancellations prior to the 48 hour cut off, email CERES Education to organise a refund or transfer
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16 January 2020 • CERES Nature Playgroup: Term 4

Bush Playgroup was as enriching for my little people as it was for me! Each week was themed and provided boundless opportunities to learn and grow. Lovely setting, child led play, freedom to roam and explore, while being gently overlooked by the exquisite Lauren.


22 December 2019 • Sustainable Gardening Course

Before doing this course I thought I knew a bit about gardening, turns out I didn't! I learnt so much that I have been able to put into practice in my garden which in turns has easily doubled its yield. Plus Justin was a fabulous teacher with so much knowledge about everything and anything that grows on this earth, I could listen to him talk all day.


18 December 2019 • Complete Urban Farmer Course

Fantastic class. Learned so much! Nathan is knowledgeable teacher who's enthusiasm gets you excited and in the spirit. Never a dull moment. Who know compost could be so interesting :P Thanks so much

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