Rocket Science #4: Community Gardening

November 6, 2008

This session featured Chris Ennis from CERES. Chris manages the organic farm at CERES (Centre for Education and Research in Environmental Strategies, pronounced ‘series’). Located on 10 acres in Brunswick, Melbourne, CERES engages 470,000 people each year about living more lightly and equitably on the planet. CERES runs on renewable energy, is a 55 tonne carbon sink, conserves and recycles its water and waste, grows organic food, and teaches diverse audiences about more just and environmentally friendly ways of living. It is the most visited community environmental centre in Australia, known for being a pioneer of community arts, experiential education, sustainable urban agriculture and for demonstrating innovative and achievable solutions to pressing environmental and social issues. CERES Organic Farm is an outstanding example of how an urban farm can contribute to the local community by providing locally grown organic food, education in community food systems, a happening & ethical place and employment for community members.