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									   CERES SHORT COURSES 2011




  MARCH—DECEMBER 2011

A new season of short courses to explore at CERES…
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CERES SHORT COURSES
CERES short courses invites you to explore and discover
the world of permaculture, urban farming, sustainable
gardening, sustainable cooking and social wellbeing. Get your
hands dirty, cook up a storm, get creative and connect with your
community.

Some CERES courses are ACFE funded and provide subsidised fees. If you
hold a Commonwealth Health Care Card, Pensioner Concession Card or
Veteran’s Gold Card and do not hold a Year 12 or higher qualification, you
will be eligible for the ACFE concession rate.

                          FOR BOOKINGS PLEASE CONTACT

                          CERES RECEPTION ON 9389 0100

       All workshops are subject to a minimum number of students, CERES reserves the
         right to cancel any workshop if student numbers are not met. If a workshop is
       cancelled any paid fees will be refunded in full. Please see our website for more
                             information about our refund policy.




Front cover photo
courtesy of Anil Kanji,
2007.


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  CERES SHORT COURSES
  MARCH — DECEMBER 2011


THE COMPLETE URBAN FARMER              4-5


SUSTAINABLE GARDENING                  6-7


GARDENING FOR LIFE                     8-9


PERMACULTURE DESIGN COURSE             10 - 11


COOKING FOR LIFE                       12 - 13


SEED TO FEAST — SUSTAINABLE COOKING    14 - 15


BEING TOGETHER, BECOMING SUSTAINABLE   16 - 17




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THE COMPLETE URBAN FARMER
                                      PRESENTERS
WITH JUSTIN CALVERLEY AND CERES GUEST PRESENTERS
Start Dates:         Monday 28th March 2011 — Monday 11th July 2011
                                                Or
             Tuesday 16th August 2011 — Tuesday 22nd November 2011
Length of course:       14 sessions

Session Times:          10am—4:00pm

Cost:                   $550/$500 CERES members/$140 ACFE concession

Location:               CERES Honey Lane Market Garden

Interested in hands on permaculture? Enthused about sustainable gardening?

Join experienced horticulturist and permaculturist, Justin Calverley as he introduces
you to the world of urban farming. The Complete Urban Farmer course combines
14 sessions including an introduction to permaculture, aquaponics, chookcare,
mushrooms, bee keeping, propagating and seed saving, — the list goes on!

This course will give you the skills and knowledge to apply to your own urban
patch or help you decide if a career in horticulture/permaculture is for you.

What to expect

 •   A selection of expert CERES Trainers providing hands-on practical experience
     balanced with theory covering a variety of urban farming topics

 •   Information fact sheets

 •   Dedicated garden space at CERES to put learning into practice.

What to bring

 •   Comfortable enclosed shoes/boots
                                                            “THE BREADTH OF INFO IS

 •   Appropriate weather gear eg sunhat                            FANTASTIC’


 •   Pen and paper                                            - Eliza (Urban Farmer)


 •   Lunch

 •   Enthusiasm to learn and get your hands dirty


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Course Schedule
Session 1        Introduction to permaculture principles

Session2          Soils and their preparation

Session 3         Composting, worm farming and fertilisers

Session 4         Organic fruit and vegetable production

Session 5         Organic fruit and vegetable production

Session 6         Propagation

Session 7         Seed Collection and Storage

Session 8         Pest Disease and Weed Management

Session 9         Harvesting, Storage and Preserving

Session 10        Chookcare

Session 11        Mushrooms

Session 12        Aquaponics

Session 13        Beekeeping

Session 14        Community gardens,
                  community supported
                  agriculture (CSA’) and swaps

                  Celebration lunch

ABOUT THE MAIN TRAINER

Justin Calverley is a horticulturalist and permaculturist with over 20 years experience
and will be the lead trainer for the Urban Farmer course. He has extensive knowledge
and experience in permaculture, garden design, organic gardening and native bushfood
plants. He specialises in edible gardens and is an expert in fruit tree cultivation and
pruning. For over 10 years Justin has taught workshops at CERES in sustainable
gardening and permaculture. Justin is a regular broadcaster on 3RRR’s ‘Dirty Deeds”
and is a presenter on Ch 31’s “ The garden tap.”

ABOUT THE GUEST TRAINERS

CERES expert Trainers will lead the sessions on how to keep bees, backyard aquaponics
systems, mushroom growing and how to keep and care for chooks.


This course has funding assistance from Adult, Community and Further Education
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SUSTAINABLE GARDENING
WITH MATT DANIELE
Start Date:          Tuesday 10th May 2011 — Tuesday 28th June 2011
                                                Or
                 Monday 19th September — Monday 14th November 2011
Length of course:        8 sessions
Session Times:           10am—2:00pm
Cost:                    $350/$300 CERES members/$80 ACFE concession
Location:                CERES Honey Lane Market Garden
Interested in hands on sustainable gardening? Enthused about growing your own
organic fruit, herbs and vegetables to share with your family and friends?

If you want to know more about organic gardening but don’t know where to start
than this course is for you. Join CERES Trainer, Matt Daniele as he introduces you to
the basics of horticulture, permaculture and organic gardening.

This course will provide you with the skills and knowledge to confidently propagate
seedlings, save seeds, grow vegetables and more! You will be given the skills and
knowledge to decide if a vocation in horticulture or permaculture is for you.

What to expect

 •   An expert CERES Trainer providing hands on experience balanced with theory
     covering a variety of sustainable gardening topics

 •   Information fact sheets

 •   Dedicated garden space at CERES to put learning into practice

What to bring

 •   Comfortable enclosed shoes/boots

 •   Appropriate weather gear eg sunhat

 •   Pen and paper

 •   Lunch

 •   Enthusiasm to learn and get your hands dirty


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Course Schedule

Session 1      Introduction to Sustainable Gardening

Session2       Garden design and permaculture principles

Session 3      Soils and their preparation

Session 4      Composting, worm farming and fertilisers

Session 5      Organic fruit and vegetable production

Session 6      Organic fruit and vegetable production

Session 7      Seed saving and propagating

Session 8      Pest Disease and Weed Management

                Celebration lunch




ABOUT THE TRAINER

Matt Daniele is passionate about growing heirloom variety seedlings, community
food systems and permaculture. Matt played a major role in establishing the CERES
propagation enterprise in 2005. He currently co-manages the CERES Propagation
enterprise which works with regular volunteers each week to provide heirloom
variety herb and vegetable seedlings to the CERES Market Gardens, CERES Nursery,
local farmers markets and local nurseries. Matt is also a CERES Trainer teaching
students and adult learners about the wonder of growing vegetables and
introducing them to permaculture principles.


This course has funding assistance from Adult, Community and Further Education
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GARDENING FOR ALL ABILITIES
WITH TODD MANSFIELD
Start Date:            Friday 29th April — Friday 17th June 2011
                                                  Or
          Tuesday 20th September 2011 — Tuesday 15th November 2011
Length of course:        8 sessions
Session Times:           10am—2:00pm
Cost:                    $80 ACFE concession
Location:                CERES Honey Lane Market Garden
Interested in starting your own vegetable garden? Want to learn new skills?

Join CERES Trainer, Todd Mansfield as he teaches you the basics of horticulture and
organic gardening in the safe and fun environment at CERES Community
Environment Park.

This hands on course is designed specifically for individuals with a disability and
will provide you with the skills and knowledge to confidently propagate seedlings,
save seeds, grow vegetables and herbs, care for chooks and more!

The course is appropriately paced and provides life skills with learning outcomes in
horticulture and can lead into the Certificate II in Horticulture.
What to expect

 •   A course designed specifically for adults with a disability. This course is
     appropriately paced and provides opportunity for hands-on involvement

 •   Information fact sheets

 •   Dedicated garden space at CERES to put learning into practice

What to bring

 •   Comfortable enclosed shoes/boots

 •   Appropriate weather gear eg sunhat

 •   Pen and paper

 •   Lunch

 •   Enthusiasm to learn and get your hands dirty
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Course Schedule

Session 1      Orientation and Introduction to Sustainable Gardening

Session2       Edible plants and seasonal food production

Session 3      Soils and Building a Garden

Session 4      Seed saving and propagating

Session 5      Composting and Worm Farms

Session 6      Chookcare

Session 7      Weed and Pest Management

Session 8      Seasonal food production and
               Harvesting

               Celebration lunch




ABOUT THE TRAINER

Todd Mansfield was born in Canada where he gained experience working on organic
orchards, farms and permaculture communities. Todd recently managed the
CERES OM mushroom growing project and is passionate about permaculture, local
food production and mycology. He also works as a CERES Trainer and teaches young
adults with a disability about sustainable gardening.

ABOUT THE GUEST TRAINER FOR CHOOKCARE

Louise Kay is a lover of animals, especially chooks. Louise is the CERES Farm Animal
co-ordinator and makes sure the girls are loved and looked after. She has many
years of experience and enjoys sharing her knowledge of chooks with like-minded
people. Louise is also a CERES DHS program Trainer and works with young adults
with a disability, inspiring them to work with the CERES Chooks and to be more
independent.

This course has funding assistance from Adult, Community and Further Education
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PERMACULTURE DESIGN COURSE
WITH CERES NURSERY
Start Date:             10th May 2011

Length of course:       25 sessions

Session Times:          Tuesday Evenings 6pm—9:30pm

                        Some Sundays 9:30am—5pm

Cost:                   $1600/$1400 CERES members

Location:               CERES Van Raay Centre Meeting Rooms

Payment:                Payment in full is required upon enrolment to
                        secure a place on the course. Fees can be paid
                        over the phone by credit card or at the nursery in
                        person.

                        We are limiting spaces to 18-20 participants only.

              To find out more about the course or to enroll please
                      phone CERES Nursery on 9389 0111.
Permaculture (permanent agriculture and permanent culture) is a process for
designing sustainable communities. It is a combination of traditional wisdom,
modern science and technology and a detailed understanding of natural processes.

Permaculture provides practical solutions to current
unsustainable living standards, generating life styles
which minimise our impact on the environment.
Permaculture is a design system based on ethics and
principles which can be used to establish, design,
manage and improve all efforts made by individuals,
households and communities towards a sustainable
future.

This course will be led by Earthcare Permaculture’s
Graeme George and includes sessions with a range of
professional, practicing permaculturists. This course is a
mix of classroom presentations, workshops, design exercises, practical exercises
and visits to properties to see Permaculture in action.
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What to expect

 •     A selection of expert CERES Trainers and Guest Trainers providing hands-on
       experience balanced with theory covering a variety of topics


 •     The CERES 7 Stars Food Project will be providing organic dinners for evening
       sessions and organic lunches for Sunday sessions


 •     Participants who complete the full course will earn a Permaculture Design
       Certificate and the right to practice as a professional permaculturist. PDC
       holders may be able to claim credits towards Certificates III & IV in Accredited
       Permaculture Training™.

                                                                       “THE PDC OPENED MY
What to bring
                                                                     EYES TO THE POSSIBILITES
 •      Comfortable enclosed shoes/boots
                                                                       OF GETTING THE MOST

 •      Appropriate weather gear eg sunhat                              OUT OF MY GARDEN

 •      Pen and paper                                                    - Melissa (FPDC)


 •      Enthusiasm to learn and get your hands dirty.

Course Schedule – Major topics

Development of the Permaculture concept

Definitions and history

Permaculture ethics

Principles of natural systems

Principles of permaculture design

Design methods

Designing Landscapes

Designing social environments

Designing built environments

Implementing permaculture

     To find out more information about the course syllabus and recommending reading please visit
                      http://ceres-permaculturedesigncertificate.blogspot.com/

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PERMACULTURE DESIGN COURSE
Course Excursions

As a part of the CERES Permaculture Design course students will visit various sites to
see permaculture in action. These excursions are all included as part of the course
fees.

  •      The Collingwood Childrens Farm (Collingwood)

  •      Merri Creek and Honey Lane Market Gardens - CERES Environment park

  •      Tenderbreak Permaculture Farm (Steels creek)

  •      Veg Out Community Garden (St Kilda)

After discussing the key elements and
importance of Site Analysis, we will also visit
some private local Permaculture Gardens.

Our aim is to visit an array of gardens to
demonstrate how Permaculture principles apply
whether your space is a balcony, a quarter acre
block or more!

ABOUT THE TRAINER

Graeme George will be the lead trainer on the CERES Permaculture Design Course.
Graeme lives on a 5heactare property near Healesville in the Yarra Valley where he
runs a small market garden and heritage fruit orchard in a bushland setting. He has
a background in conservation biology and the captive breeding of endangered
wildlife. Graeme has been teaching Permaculture Design and Applied Permaculture
courses since 1994. Graeme was a founder of the Yarra Valley Permaculture Group
and is currently the co-ordinator for the Yarra Valley Group’s weekly Organic
Farmers Market at Healesville. Graeme has a passionate interest in the application of
permaculture concepts to land use patterns.

ABOUT THE GUEST TRAINERS

A selection of CERES and Guest Trainers will present sessions on a range of
specialised topics. You can find out more information about the trainers by visiting
the CERES website.
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BEING TOGETHER, BECOMING SUSTAINABLE
WITH CERES AND GUEST FACILITATORS
Start Date:              Wednesday 11th May 2011
Length of course:        8 sessions
Session Times:           Wednesday Evenings 6pm—9:30pm
                         3 Sundays 10:00am—5pm
Cost:                    $750/$700 CERES member/$500 concession
Location:                CERES Van Raay Centre Meeting Rooms

        A short course that aims to support and facilitate personal and social
                  transformation towards ecological sustainability

This course provides you with an opportunity to engage and reflect on
transformative learning within a supportive community setting. It offers a series of
practical, experiential and creative workshops given by skilled facilitators and
sustainability leaders from CERES, oases Graduate School, Groupwork Institute and
EarthSong.

In this course, you will become more confident in several of the key skills needed
to take the next steps in your journey of transformational change. We will explore
reasons for and processes for deepening our relationships with self, each other
and Earth. It will benefit those interested in sustainability education, health,
wellbeing and connectedness, community development, personal and social
change, spirituality and self awareness.

By developing our relationships with self, each other and Earth, we enhance our
quality of being together, which is vital to addressing our sustainability challenges.




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BEING TOGETHER, BECOMING SUSTAINABLE
WITH CERES AND GUEST FACILITATORS
What to expect

 •   The workshops are highly practical and participatory, and equip people to
     engage and respond to current issues.

 •   To become more confident in several of the key micro-skills needed to take the
     next steps in your journey of transformational change.

 •   CERES 7 Stars will project will be providing a delicious organic, vegetarian meal
     at each session.

 •   Skilled, facilitated group work within a supportive community setting.

Course Schedule

Session 1          Course overview and group formation. An introduction to
                   engaging in transformational change processes

                   Facilitated by Cinnamon Evans and Josh Floyd, CERES, and guest
                   presenter, Frank Fisher.

Session2           A participatory workshop to enhance and extend self awareness
                   and emotional resilience

                   Facilitated by Glen Ochre, Groupwork Institute.

Session 3          Facilitated group work processes                   “SELF AWARENESS IS A

                   involving reflection on the previous               VITAL BUILDING BLOCK

                   workshop, preparation for the relational          TO PERSONAL, SPIRITUAL

                   workshop, and discussion of the                   AND POLITICAL CHANGE”

                   implications for personal                              - Glen Ochre

                   transformational change projects.

                   Facilitated by Cinnamon Evans and Josh Floyd, CERES.

Session 4          A creative and participatory workshop on reconfiguring the
                   relational: rediscovering and exploring our social and relational
                   self.

                   Facilitated by Dr Jacques Boulet, with Eleni Rivers and Catherine van
                   Wilgenburg, oases Graduate School.
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Course Schedule continued’

Session 5                Facilitated group work processes involving reflection and
                         integration of the personal and relational aspects. Consideration
                         of the implications for our personal transformational change
                         projects.

                         Facilitated by Cinnamon Evans and Josh Floyd, with guest presenters.

Session 6                An experiential workshop on the ecological domain which
                         explores reasons for and processes for deepening our
                         partnership with Earth’s ecology.

                         Facilitated by Pat Ling, Earth Song and Peter Cock, Moora Moora
                         Intentional Community


Session 7                Facilitated group work processes involving reflection on the
                         ecological workshop and discussion of the implications for
                         personal transformational change projects.

                         Facilitated by Cinnamon Evans and Josh Floyd, CERES.

Session 8                Facilitated group work processes, reflection on the transformative
                         learning through the integration of the personal, social and
                         ecological domains.

ABOUT THE FACILITATORS

Cinnamon Evans is one of three Team Leaders (co-CEOs) of CERES Community
Environment Park. Cinnamon is a trained group facilitator and provides facilitation
services in a wide variety of settings.

Glen Ochre is the founding Director of Groupwork Institute of Australia, and has
operated as an independent facilitator since 1983. Glen has consulted broadly with
large and small organisations in the public and private sector, plus a wide range of
therapeutic and community based groups.

Dr Jacques Boulet is interested in community development, globalisation,
international solidarity, cross cultural studies and social research. Jacques is also
Head of oases Graduate School.

Other keynote speakers will be included in the program.
This course is presented by CERES and partner, oases Graduate School
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COOKING FOR LIFE
WITH GIGI WEISS OR JESS SMART
Start Date:       Tuesday 14th June —Tuesday 2nd August 2011

              Tuesday 20th September— Tuesday 15th November 2011

Length of course:         8 sessions

Session Times:            10am—2.00pm

Cost:                     $120 ACFE concession

Are you interested in cooking? Wanting to learn more skills in the kitchen?

Join experienced CERES Hospitality Trainer, Gigi Wiess as she introduces you to the
world of sustainable cooking. This hands on course is designed specifically for
individuals with a disability and will provide you with the skills and knowledge to
gain confidence in the kitchen.

Using local organic grown produce you will learn basic cooking skills to prepare a
wide range of dishes. There will be a specific emphasis on personal and food
hygiene, as well as learning about basic equipment selection and use.

During each session all participants will sit down to share and enjoy a delicious
organic lunch. Skills can lead to future participation in accredited food safety and
hospitality training.
What to expect

 •   A hands-on course designed specifically for adults with a disability. The course
     is appropriately paced and provides life skills with learning outcomes in food
     safety and cooking

 •   Information fact sheets and recipes

 •   A cooked lunch to share

What to bring

 •   Comfortable enclosed shoes

 •   An apron and tea towel

 •   Pen and paper

 •   Enthusiasm to learn and enjoy delicious food
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  Course Schedule

  Session 1      Introduction to the kitchen and cooking

  Session2       Personal hygiene and food safety

  Session 3      Personal hygiene and food safety

  Session 4      Seasonal produce and organic cooking

  Session 5      Seasonal produce and organic cooking

  Session 6      Seasonal produce and organic cooking

  Session 7      Presenting food and kitchen supplies

  Session 8      Harvesting and Celebration Lunch




ABOUT THE TRAINER/S
Gigi Weiss has over 15 years working as a chef in cafes/restaurants around Melbourne, including a
stint with the CERES Café. Gigi is passionate about cooking with locally grown seasonal produce, and
encourages other to buy local organic produce through her work at a local organic market. Gigi is a
qualified Hospitality Trainer and shares her passion for cooking and food with the CERES Hospitality
students.

Jess Smart has spent the last five years working in hospitality, both in Australia and overseas. Jess
has been a short order cook, waitress and barista and she makes an amazing sandwich! Jess works
at the CERES Organic Market where she shares her love of quality fruit and vegetables with the CERES
community. Jess is passionate about growing, cooking and eating organic and local produce and
looks forward to sharing her passion for delicious, wholesome cooking and baking with CERES
cooking students.


This course has funding assistance from Adult, Community and Further Education
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        FEED—
SEED TO FEED—SUSTAINABLE COOKING
                   AND
WITH NARA DEMENSON AND GUEST TRAINERS
Start Date:              TBA

Length of course:        12 sessions

Session Times:           10am—4:00pm

Cost:                    $550/$500 CERES members/$180 ACFE concession

Location:                CERES Farm Kitchen

                                                  self-
Are you interested in cooking? Wanting to be more self-sufficient in your kitchen?

Join experienced CERES Hospitality Trainer, Nara Demeson as he introduces you to
sustainable cooking. Using local organic grown produce you will learn about ‘in
season’ cooking, nutrition, cooking with wholefoods, food safety, preserving, baking
and more.

You will also visit the CERES Market Garden and learn about growing and harvesting
your own herbs and vegetables, as well as the importance of buying local produce
and ingredients.

During each session all participants will sit down to share and enjoy a delicious
organic lunch.

Skills can lead to future participation in accredited food safety and hospitality
training.

What to expect

 •   A selection of expert CERES Trainers providing hands-on experience balanced
     with theory covering a range of sustainable cooking topics

 •   Information Fact sheets and recipes

 •   A cooked lunch to share

What to bring

 •   Comfortable enclosed shoes

 •   An apron and tea towel

 •   Pen and paper

 •   Enthusiasm to learn and enjoy delicious food
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Course Schedule

Session 1              Introduction to Sustainable Cooking

Session2               Food and kitchen safety

Session 3              Local and in season cooking — Harvesting and Cooking

Session 4              Local and in season cooking — Sourcing Ingredients

Session 5              Cooking with Wholefoods and Nutrition

Session 6              Growing your herbs and vegetables

Session 7              Preserves and Jams

Session 8              Pickles and Chutneys

Session 9              Homemade pasta and sauce making

Session 10             Catering for others—Gluten Free, Vegan and Vegetarian

Session 11             Bread baking

Session 12             Market Garden Harvest and Celebration Lunch




ABOUT THE TRAINER

Nara Demenson is passionate about organic and sustainable cooking. He is a
qualified chef who has a strong interest in sharing self-sufficiency cooking skills
such as bread baking with people. He also loves making the most of the seasons
through preserving and sauce making. Nara is the Catering co-ordinator for the
CERES 7 Stars project and works each week with the 7 stars women to make
delicious catering food and seasonal products like our famous zucchini relish, which
are available at the CERES Shop and Visitor Centre.

This course has funding assistance from Adult, Community and Further Education
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CERES is a multi award winning Community Environment Park, with over
400,000 visitors per year.

CERES features a fully certified organic demonstration farm, environmental
and cultural education programs, a permaculture and bushfood nursery, an
organic market, eco-buildings, market gardens, farm animals, festivals
and cultural events, alternative energy and water systems, water efficient
irrigation, and an organic cafe.


CERES is a place which exists to initiate and support environmental
sustainability and social equity with an emphasis on cultural richness and
community participation.

    For more information check out our website www.ceres.org.au


              FOR BOOKINGS PLEASE CONTACT

                   RECEPTION ON 9389 0100

                             Before you recycle me,
                        pass me onto a friend to read




CERES
Community Environment Park
Cnr Stewart and Roberts Streets
East Brunswick VIC 3057
Phone 9389 0100
www.ceres.org.au
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