CERES Fair Wood supports
CERES Fair Wood is an honest broker of timber. We support farm foresters and other well managed timber sources by connecting timber and firewood buyers to small scale growers and millers. We connect people to the story of where their timber came from.
CERES ReBoxCo custom-makes recycled and sustainably sourced wooden planter boxes, PODs and parklets for residential, government, commercial and the hospitality sector, read more about CERES ReBoxCo here.
Both social enterprises form part of the purposeful trade of our parent organisation, CERES. CERES is Victoria's largest environmental education provider and has, over its 40 year history, become tightly woven into the fabric of the local community of Melbourne's inner north. With over 250 employees it is 95% self funded through its various social enterprises.
With our short and transparent supply chains we make choosing sustainable timber & firewood easier for you.
We know where all of our wood comes from and we are often able to tell you its exact source and history, we follow a strict timber selection criteria process. This is our difference.
We look forward to speaking to you about your next timber project.
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 Fair Wood (that’s us!), Fair Food Joe’s Market Garden, CERES Nursery, the Merri Cafe, and the Organic Grocery and Bakery. Find out about them all here.
CERES in Brunswick East receives around half a million visits per year, and reach nearly another million through their other locations, school outreach programs and online services.
The environmental education offerings at Brunswick East, in schools and online, are designed to reconnect people to each other and the Earth, developing the practical skills, knowledge, leadership qualities and community resilience that will be needed in the coming decades.
You can read more about CERES here.
We give thanks to Darebin City Council for their initial Pitch-It support as well as support given through their community grants program.