Event: Members meeting at Ceres Fair wood 29th Oct
This Saturday, 29 October, we will be meeting at CERES Fair Wood to find out a bit more about how this innovative timber supplier operates.
A tour of the warehouse by Hayden Cronin (Manager, CERES Fair Wood) will allow VWA members to hear firsthand about CERES Fair Wood as a social enterprise and its efforts to provide a sustainable and transparent timber market.
When: Saturday 29 October 10:00am – 11:30am (Morning tea on arrival)
Where: CERES Fair Wood, 31-33 Raglan Street, Preston Vic 3072
What is Ceres?
In 1982 from the passion and commitment of the local community CERES (pronounced ‘series’) was born on the banks of the Merri Creek – a 10 acre ex-tip site transformed into an organic farm, community garden, environmental demonstration centre and kids playground. Today CERES runs extensive environmental and cultural education programs for children and adults, with approximately 1 million people visiting the Brunswick East park, learning in affiliated schools or interacting online.
CERES is recognised as an international leader in community and environmental practice and has won many awards including the United Nations Australia World Environment Day Award and Premiers Sustainability Award. It proudly maintains its financial and political independence, largely through it’s social enterprises including CERES Fair Wood, Fair Food Joe’s Market Garden, CERES Nursery, the Merri Cafe, and the Organic Grocery and Bakery. Find out about them all here.