Big win for small farmers / Dream job at CERES Farm

CERES Honey Lane Market Garden

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 […]

Feels like it could be a bit of a big year

This week on our Facebook feed you might have seen Lily D’Ambrosio, state minister for energy, environment and climate change, drop by the Fair Food warehouse to announce a Sustainability Victoria hybrid grant/loan for three projects; –    building a vertical microgreens teaching farm –    recycling a cool room destined for landfill from our previous warehouse […]

Give us a sign Youbi / Never a better time to be Australian

Give us a sign For months at the new Fair Food warehouse in Preston disorientated delivery drivers have been tentatively sticking their heads in the front door asking if they’re in the right place.  The confusion has arisen due to the huge plumbing supplies sign above our roller door, a leftover from the previous tenants. Clearly something had to be done. First […]

Meanwhile down on Hazeldean Forest Farm / Fair Wood at Darebin Pitch IT Finals

Meanwhile down on Hazeldean Forest Farm  Jason Alexandra is just back from a ute-ride around the farm checking on quince, persimmons and the last few fuji and jonagold left to ripen on the trees. Jason (that’s him enveloped by fruit above) reckons there’s just one more day of picking before they say goodbye to the crew of two backpackers and four locals who […]

Fair Wood wins Darebin Pitch IT / How do feel about pet food?

CERES Fair Wood

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 […]