Spend a weekend visiting edible gardens and talking to like minded gardeners across Sydney! OR open your own garden as part of the trail!
The Sydney Edible Garden Trail is a self guided two day event showcasing the many ways that Sydney residents are creating food security in the urban environment, saving money and the environment, while enjoying the health benefits of home grown fruit and veg. Backyard growers, large and small, throughout Metropolitan Sydney will open their gardens to the public on the weekend of 26/27 March 2022!
We are a non-profit event run by volunteers, with profits going back to local schools and community gardens.
Red & Blue is back for 2021 as an online event. We have a great line up with over ten workshops starting with the opening session by David Holmgren discussing Retrosuburbia. You can sign up for workshops for free or buy an all session ticket to help support the event. .
Single Sessions: FREE
Full event tickets: $20-$40
Theory and Design
Retrosuburban resilience – David Holmgren
Food growing and Living Systems
DIY Composting toilets – Ben Telford
Holistic Activism – a new way forward – Mark Allan
Changing the System! – Theo Kitchener
Crafts and Skills
Animal based resources – Ei Yang
Building with Hemp and Light Earth – Kirstie Wulf
Lessons from 500 homes – insights into home energy and comfort – Ricahrd Keech
Health and Healing
Going off!! Fermenting medicines anywhere, anytime – Dean O’Callaghan
By simply re-arranging the culture of your fridge, your body, mood and microbiome transform. Japanese-inspired design, fridge-inspired you!
About this Event
Welcome to Cecilia’s home reset series. When you open your fridge, you will hear the angels singing. Colorful fresh food will be saying ‘Eat me! Eat me! Those mysterious jars that squat in the back of your fridge will be gone to a better place, and never come back.
This is a one-hour online event with Permaculture designer Cecilia Macaulay. You will see inspiring ‘before’ and ‘after’ pictures, and do decluttering in real-time. We will subtract one shelf (yes!) and amazingly have more space. User-friendly ‘families’ of food in your fridge will tell you exactly where to put things. New habits will feel as fun as making cubby houses when you were a kid, and soon become ‘second nature’.
Refrigerators have special powers. They are the ‘edge’ zone between the outside world of shops and gardens, and the inside world that becomes your body, your family. Once you’ve got your renewed fridge culture set, other areas of life transform. You can shop for unpackaged food, straight into containers, if you like. Unexpected food you grow or get gifted won’t end up forgotten. Dinner menus almost suggest themselves. Your diet becomes fresh and alive, and so does your body. Cleanup after dinner stops being scary. Everything will be visible, most things stacked in containers, smiling back at you from their usual spot, with their ‘family’.
In this event you will:
Do a Fridge declutter and re-set, in real-time, with opportunities to ask Cecilia questions as we go
Learn design principles that are fascinating, fun and stay with you for life: Zones, Reduce useless Diversity, make families of objects, creative void, and more. Cecilia brings wisdom from Japanese culture and Permaculture ( nature-based design), right to where you can use it, daily.
Learn how to communicate this new fridge culture to your family, and inspire them into habits that will become second-nature.
Amaze yourself with ‘Before’ and After pictures. Be the hero who changes culture, starting from the Fridge
“When you get a basic thing right, all these other things go right, by themselves”
Bill Mollison, Permaculture founder
What people say about Cecilia’s Declutter Series:
“After Cecilia’s online workshop, my husband wonders where his wife has gone.
I just want to put things in the right place right away. Now I can feel happy knowing if anyone drops by for a cuppa there is no need for me to be embarrassed by the state of my kitchen.
Once I got the sink right, I felt I knew how to do the other things. I transformed my cluttered study into a lovely ordered space and I no longer have to keep the door shut to hide the chaos. I am a ‘work in progress’ and its lovely to keep coming back to Cecilia’s events and get the encouragement I need to tackle even bigger things. I have always wanted to live an ordered, thoughtful life but it kept alluding me.” What’s special about Cecilia’s way is that their is absolutely no judgement and you come to realise that their are so many people feeling overwhelmed and stopped like I was. Anyone can really be impacted by Cecilia’s method I am sure. I can hardly believe the change in me but it’s just the beginning.I now have plans to venture out onto our property and transform it into a haven of nurture and abundance.”
Anne Tindal, South Gippsland.
Photo credit: Kristen Hong, HelloNutritarian
Turn your bathroom into the spiritual ‘rainforest’ of your house. Transform chronic bathroom confusion into a clear and orderly realm that stays that way, without force or unwilling effort.
Join Permaculture Designer Cecilia Macaulay online, and experience her inspiring take on how we can re-set our homes and our world, starting from where we already are.
In the hour together you will see pictures and hear stories that will energize you, and a re-interpretation of Japanese and nature-based design that will become part of who you are.
In this event you will:
Do a bathroom declutter and re-set, in real-time, with opportunities to ask Cecilia questions as we go
Learn design principles that are fascinating, fun and stay with you for life: Zones for inside your house, reduce useless diversity, make families of objects, creative void, and more. Cecilia brings wisdom from Japanese culture and Nature-based design, right to where you can use it, daily.
Find ways to set up other people in your home for bathroom success, no more mess. Wait for the surprises to emerge, as your home culture changes
Amaze yourself with ‘Before’ and After pictures. Be the hero who changes culture, starting from the bathroom sink.
What people say:
“Today was a whole day of ‘scales coming off my eyes.
Until now, I thought Permaculture was just something you did outside. I realized that permaculture design principles as just as much for inside our house.
We can also use permaculture design on ourselves and the people around us.
Listening to Cecilia’s stories, it’s like my heart is freed up to have more trust, love, respect, and value for what is around me, and to feel it from other people, as well as from myself.
I realized just how many unnecessary burdens and challenges I give myself every day. What a shock!
From now on, I’m going to change the way I’ve viewed asking for help (which was always scary for me). Its not as a way of burdening others, but of creating new possibilities for how we relate to each other.
What do I want to learn tomorrow? specific design tricks, especially ones that make things lovely without costs.”
CERES are excited to host some powerhouses of Permaculture in Spring 2018. Robin Clayfield will be visiting over two days in November to share her skills and experience in facilitation and group dynamics. Robin has pioneered social Permaculture and dynamic decision-making around the world and brings her passion for creating deep change through effective, dynamic group work and co-operation between groups. More info and to book: Social Permaculture and Dynamic Group Decision Making Rosemary Morrow is one of Permaculture’s pioneering women. For almost 40 years Morrow has worked extensively with farmers and villagers in Africa, Central and South East Asia, and Eastern Europe. She has especially dedicated much work to the people of war-torn nations such as Vietnam, Cambodia, Bosnia and Afghanistan. This two-day workshop on 8th & 9th of December focuses more on personal and group skills than growing plants, however the natural environment is always considered: Challenges & New Frontiers in Permaculture
Besides lots of other short courses in between, CERES’ 26th Permaculture Design Course starts on Wed 6th Feb 2019. The course is a mix of classroom presentations, workshops, design exercises, practical exercises and visits to properties to see Permaculture in action as well as a catered weekend away. The course content and approaches to teaching and learning is directed by a group of leading PDC teachers and practitioners. This 100 hour course is delivered by a range of professional, practicing permaculturists including David Holmgren, Joel Meadows, Kat Lavers, Donna Livermore, Peta Christensen and Earthcare Permaculture’s Graeme George. Payment plans can be arranged. More info and to book your: Permaculture Design Course