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Events – CERES workshops – May and June

Posted in Events by Ferne Edwards on May 5th, 2008

Please find a list of the courses held at CERES Community Environment Park in the months of May and June below.

Introduction to Community Food Systems With Chris ennis
Sunday 4th May 2008 10am—4pm
$88/$77 CERES members /conc

What is a community food system? Explore the range of different localised food systems and the environmental, economic and social benefits. Gain a greater understanding of food security and its issues, particularly in an urban context.

Chook Care with Meredith Freeman
Sunday 4th May 2008 10am—3pm
$88/$77 CERES members /conc

Whether you already have chooks or are looking to start a new backyard flock, this course covers all your basic chook needs. Chooks are great for the garden; they deal with weeds, eat bugs, are great fertilizers and provide the best tasting eggs youll ever eat.

Grow your own School or community garden With Justin Calverley
Sunday 10th May 2008 10am—4pm
$88/$77 CERES members /conc

This workshop follows an Intro to Community Food Systems, and provides an insight into kitchen/community gardens; where to start, challenges, rewards, educational benefits and financial sustainability. This workshop would be of benefit to schools and other organisations looking to create edible kitchen gardens.

Food based Social enterprises With Marissa Wood & Peta Christensen
Sunday 11th May 2008 10am—4pm
$88/$77 CERES members /conc

This workshop follows an Intro to Community Food Systems, and provides an insight into food based enterprises; where to start, challenges, rewards and financial sustainability. This workshop would be of benefit to schools and other organisations looking to create sustainable food projects.

Intro to Ferro Cement
Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th May 2008, 10am—4pm
$180/$160 CERES members /conc

An introduction to the techniques and practices of sculpting in ferro-cement as utilised in the CERES Mosaic Gateway project. There will be a strong emphasis on the basic technical knowledge including the use of oxides in colouration of cement.

Preserves and jams With Seven Stars
Sunday 18th May 2008, 10am—4pm
$88/$77 CERES members /conc

This one day, hands-on class will concentrate on the principles of making jams and preserves. Experience the satisfaction of learning culinary skills that will assist you in becoming more self –sufficient and self reliant in relation in your kitchen.

Soil food Web systems With Chris Ennis
Sunday 25th May 2008 10am—4pm
$88/$77 CERES members /conc

Inspired by the work of Dr Elaine Ingham, learn about the soil food web and how to work with beneficial micro-organisms to create a healthy and productive farm or garden. This course uses the history of our local soils to help you understand the soil food web and demonstrates simple tools to create the right soil biology for the types of plants you want to grow.

Food for Families
Sunday 25th May 2008, 10am – 2pm
$88 or $77 conc/CERES Member

Having to prepare food constantly for our families, how do we stay inspired? In this hands on workshop we look at the endless possibilities of nurturing families with food, how to create food cultures and traditions in the home and how to connect with food as a way of building and inspiring families.

JUNE

Healthy Cooking with Seasonal Produce with Sandie Hernandez
Sunday 1st June 10-2pm
$88/$77 CERES members /conc

Learn how to prepare colourful, fragrant and nourishing dishes, delicious drinks and naturally sweetened treats using seasonal produce. Food for health and happiness that is bursting with goodness!

The art of mosaic With Gordan Mandich
Saturday 7th June and Sunday 8th June
10am—5pm
$180/$160 CERES members /conc

An intensive, hands-on introduction to the colourful world of mosaic. You will learn about a variety of techniques with a focus on the “indirect method” and create your own take home piece.

If you would like to make a booking please contact CERES reception on 9387 2609.
For more information about CERES Community Environment Park visit http://www.ceres.org.au/.
Cnr Robert and Stewart Streets, East Brunswick VIC 3057
Ph 9387 2609 Fax 9381 1844

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