CERES Environment Park

CERES - Centre for Education and Research in Evironmental Strategies - is a not-for-profit community environment park located on 4.5 hectares on the Merri Creek in Brunswick East, Melbourne.

CERES is a free park that is open every day during daylight hours.

Moreland Council provided funding and land to help set up CERES in 1981 and continues to be a principal supporting partner.

CERES has:

  • a visitors' centre
  • a cafe and community kitchen 
  • permaculture and bushfood nursery
  • organic market, grocery and coffee stall open every day
  • two certified organic market gardens located over two sites, Honey Lane Market Garden and the Merri Creek Market Garden
  • Urban Orchard Project - a collection of people from over 200 households across the inner northern suburbs of Melbourne who swap and share excess produce from their backyard gardens
  • CERES Fair Food - a fresh organic fruit and vegetables delivery service
  • community gardens for local residents
  • an ecohouse featuring the latest green technologies and ideas in sustainable design
  • portable worm farms made from recycled Council bins
  • workshops and short courses in cooking, beekeeping, permaculture, cheese making, and
  • education programs for school visits and a school holiday program.

CERES offers a rich and diverse experience for people through its markets, nursery and many festivals and events.

Visit CERES Environment Park and experience its environmental leadership.