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CERES Fair Wood supports farm foresters and other well managed timber sources by connecting timber and firewood buyers to small scale growers and millers.

We are a social enterprise and our profits go towards sustaining CERES Environment Park in Brunswick.

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. 

Within our team we have architects, project, construction and production managers, foresters, sustainability experts and experienced business people.  

We look forward to speaking to you about your next timber project.

 

Hayden Cronin Manager of CERES Fair Wood

 

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, is an award winning, not-for-profit, sustainability and education centre and our umbrella organisation. The mission of CERES is ‘To fall in love with the earth again’. 

CERES is an environmental education centre, community garden, urban farm and social enterprise hub spread across four locations, linked by the Merri and Darebin Creeks on Wurundjeri Country, Melbourne.

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.

 

CERES Environment Park in Brunswick