Fair Wood wins Darebin Pitch IT / How do feel about pet food?
CERES Fair Wood wins Darebin Pitch-IT Thursday was a big night for CERES’ newest social enterprise Fair Wood – our name got called out and now we are extremely grateful recipients of $20,000 in start-up funding from Darebin Council and Melbourne Innovation Centre’s Darebin Pitch-It Competition It’s been a big learning curve ever since architect Paul Haar, the […]
Benedict Hughes – Bee here now / I want you back
Benedict Hughes – Bee here now Benedict Hughes aka the Practical Beekeeper has been extra busy this autumn; not only has he been extracting honey from his hives scattered around the Northern Suburbs, he has also been launching the Pollinator Alliance – a bee education social enterprise. Benedict’s passion is sharing his love of beekeeping as well as teaching people […]
Is this what we’re doing now? / And when she whispered dandelions…..
Is this what we’re doing now? Iva from The Asylum Seeker Resource Centre Food Bank called the other day – they need our help. So many more people are coming every week to the ASRC Food Bank for meals and groceries that they’re running out of food regularly. You might remember last year the government changed the rules […]
With One Bean / The importance of getting to know sunflowers
With One Bean I didn’t know that it’s faster to take a plane from Darwin to Dili than it is to fly from Melbourne to Sydney. However, standard of living-wise, education-wise, just about everything-else-wise between our countries is as about far apart as you could imagine. It’s easy to forget that less than 20 […]
Big win for small farmers / Dream job at CERES Farm
Big win for small farmers The indefatigable Tammi Jonas, President of The Australian Food Sovereignty Alliance (AFSA), has been celebrating a win for Victorian small-scale pastured pig and poultry farmers this past fortnight. You might remember late last year our State Government was planning changes to The Farming Zone which would have required very small […]
The why’s & wherefore’s of wood / New Food Host in Hoppers Crossing
The why’s and wherefore’s of wood. Much attention has been devoted to the global trade of illegal drugs, blood diamonds, ivory smuggling and the black market in endangered animals. Human trafficking has rightly had its fair share of coverage and of course there’s always plenty of interest in the fate of stolen objects of priceless art. There […]