Site Gardener at the Centre for Education and Research in Environmental Strategies
Ive just been accepted as a ‘Site Gardener’ Volunteer at CERES. (Centre for Education and Research in Environmental Strategies)
CERES is awesome, and I’m so lucky to have it close by in Brunswick. Ive mentioned CERES before.
Here’s what I signed up for:
CERES Site Gardener Volunteer Position
The Site Gardener is responsible for all the garden
spaces on site other than the
Honey Lane Market Garden. The garden is designed under permaculture principles
and is maintained with organic methods. It consists mostly of native species, with
some vegetable and herb gardens, a medicinal herb garden, and a lawn area. It is
also the Site Gardeners responsibility to manage the site compost system. This
volunteer position is created to assist with the upkeep of these responsibilities.
Objectives:To assist maintain the CERES Site Garden.
Specific Tasks & Duties:
•This includes work predominantly on the native gardens including weeding,
mulching, watering, using natural fertilisers, pruning, planting, propagation as
well as maintaining the compost system
You will have the opportunity to gain skills and understanding of permaculture
principles, organic gardening, garden maintenance techniques and compost
processes. You will get some physical exercise (no need to go to the gym!) and
enjoyment of working outdoors. The social connection volunteers receive is
invaluable through connecting with the CERES Community and meeting other like-
You will receive a brief induction on arrival and on-the-job training.
Times / Days:Mondays 10am-3pm
Commitment Required:A minimum of 3 months is preferred. Volunteers need
to commit to at least one of these days per week.
Cant wait to start!!