system change not climate change

A walk in Maurie’s gumboots

A walk in Maurie’s gumboots

15th September 2021

CERES community Chris' newsletter social enterprise system change not climate change

Maurie knows cutting asparagus is a slog – starting as early as 2am, working by torchlight, walking five kilometres a day in diving boots, cutting 300kgs of asparagus – it’s not for everyone.

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CERES community Chris' newsletter social enterprise system change not climate change

Maurie knows cutting asparagus is a slog – starting as early as 2am, working by torchlight, walking five kilometres a day in diving boots, cutting 300kgs of asparagus – it’s not for everyone.

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Frank and Dan’s unusual relationship

Frank and Dan’s unusual relationship

6th September 2021

CERES community Chris' newsletter social enterprise system change not climate change

The idea was if Frank did the harvesting himself bit by bit and Dan bought the logs directly from Frank then most of the tree’s value would stay on Frank’s farm.

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CERES community Chris' newsletter social enterprise system change not climate change

The idea was if Frank did the harvesting himself bit by bit and Dan bought the logs directly from Frank then most of the tree’s value would stay on Frank’s farm.

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Growth rings

Growth rings

2nd August 2021

CERES community Chris' newsletter growers and makers regenerative farming seasonal news system change not climate change

Like Baltic pine there are lots of other native timbers we use every day but don’t talk about – Merbau from South East Asian rain forests, Cumaru from South American jungles, even our own old growth Mountain Ash.

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CERES community Chris' newsletter growers and makers regenerative farming seasonal news system change not climate change

Like Baltic pine there are lots of other native timbers we use every day but don’t talk about – Merbau from South East Asian rain forests, Cumaru from South American jungles, even our own old growth Mountain Ash.

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Social Enterprising

Social Enterprising

5th July 2021

CERES community Chris' newsletter Fair Food crew growers and makers social enterprise system change not climate change

On July 1st, eleven years ago at our old warehouse in Beavers Road Northcote, Fair Food received its very first order.

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CERES community Chris' newsletter Fair Food crew growers and makers social enterprise system change not climate change

On July 1st, eleven years ago at our old warehouse in Beavers Road Northcote, Fair Food received its very first order.

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Wood Savings

Wood Savings

21st June 2021

CERES community Chris' newsletter Fair Food crew growers and makers system change not climate change

The storm that tore through Victoria a week and a half ago brought down so many mature trees that Hayden Cronin, Fair Wood’s manager, has been inundated by emails asking for help – including one from a landholder in Newbury who had lost more than 100 trees.

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CERES community Chris' newsletter Fair Food crew growers and makers system change not climate change

The storm that tore through Victoria a week and a half ago brought down so many mature trees that Hayden Cronin, Fair Wood’s manager, has been inundated by emails asking for help – including one from a landholder in Newbury who had lost more than 100 trees.

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Reconciliating

Reconciliating

7th June 2021

CERES community Chris' newsletter Fair Food crew growers and makers system change not climate change

On a crisp autumn morning a few weeks ago Wurundjeri elder, Uncle Ringo Terrick, came to the Fair Food warehouse to conduct a Welcome to Country ceremony.

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CERES community Chris' newsletter Fair Food crew growers and makers system change not climate change

On a crisp autumn morning a few weeks ago Wurundjeri elder, Uncle Ringo Terrick, came to the Fair Food warehouse to conduct a Welcome to Country ceremony.

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