CERES Community Environment Park, situated on the banks of Merri Creek in East Brunswick, is one of Australia's most visited environmental education centres. CERES creates change towards sustainability through a diverse range of community-based projects, activities and programs both locally and overseas.
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What was once a wasteland and rubbish tip, is now an urban oasis that has evolved over 30 years; educating, celebrating and evolving as a community place of ecological sustainability, cultural diversity and social change. With an extensive education program at CERES - over 57,000 half day visits in 2011, in schools CERES facilitates AuSSi - Australian Sustainable Schools Initiative to over 270 schools in Victoria, as well as certificate and vocational training for students in specialist and community schools.
CERES is home to a rich and diverse range of groups, activities and recreational opportunities which are fun, educational and inspirational.
CERES is situated in a native bush setting, with an organic farm, permaculture gardens, trails to follow and opportunities to learn more about global warming, water and energy conservation, waste minimisation, the ways of the Wurundjeri, and the future of our society. A renewable Energy Park and Eco-house are yours to explore, as well as cultural villages and spaces. CERES also houses several site groups which you can join or participate in, such as the chook group or the bike group. These all make up the rich kaleidoscope of community groups and opportunities to participate in.
You can relax and enjoy the finest seasonal fare at the Cafe, seek a variety of plants and expert advice from the gardening gurus in the Nursery and do your weekly shopping at the CERES Market and Shop, a hub of lively local food action. CERES also offers venue hire and host an array of events and workshops.