CERES Community Environment Park
A non-profit environmental education centre in the heart of Brunswick, with an on-site cafe, grocer, farm and regular markets.
If you grew up in Melbourne, chances are you took a school excursion or two to CERES to learn about sustainability and the environment. But the public park isn't just for kids — it's a space for people of all ages to help people reconnect to the planet.
First opened in 1982 with a simple mission to give members of the local community to grow their own vegetables and make compost, the 4.5-hectare space is now home to a not-for-profit, sustainability centre and urban farm. As well as its vast educational program, CERES also offers social enterprises, training, employment and community engagement, as well as a year-round program of events and workshops encomapsses everything from cooking to beekeeping.
In its native bush setting, CERES is also home to an organic farm with several community gardens, nursery, a zero-waste grocery and market garden.
Image: Nicolás Boullosa, Flickr
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