Archive for April, 2008

Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden

Pledge Now, Pay Later! In February 2004 the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation was established, a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to the ongoing support of the successful project at Collingwood College, and to introducing Kitchen Gardens into other primary schools. The Foundation wants to spread the word that by teaching children in a pleasurable way about growing, harvesting, preparing and sharing food, we are able to create a significant force for change.. My daughters school, East Bentleigh Primary School, is applying for a grant for the Stephanie Alexander kitchen garden project. Children will have gardening lessons where they get to grow…

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First Lady takes Governor-General reins

by Peter Jean and Ben Packham for the HeraldSun KEVIN Rudd has broken with 107 years of tradition by announcing the appointment of Australia’s first female Governor-General. The Prime Minister said yesterday Queensland Governor Quentin Bryce would become the Queen’s senior representative in Australia in September. Ms Bryce described her appointment as “a great day for Australian women”. “I grew up in a little bush town in Queensland with 200 people,” she said. “And what this day says to Australian women and Australian girls is that you can do anything, you can be anything, and it makes my heart sing…

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22 year old Melbournian girl in desperate need for some guidance

Dear Denise, Thank you so much for all the information. I agree with you that experience is the essential thing at the moment, so I am going to complete a certificate 4 in training and get straight into the work force. You really helped clear up the point about continuing with further studying after gaining the experience, so that is what I will do. I will definitely look into the links you sent and have already contacted the AITD for some information. Lastly, of course you may add my e-mail and your response to the blog. Your input has been…

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Celebrating Women – International Womens Day luncheon

Last week I was most fortunate to be invited to speak at the Celebrating Women – International Womens Day luncheon for the Mornington Peninsula Shire Women in the Workplace and Frankston City Council Women Connect Networking groups, to recognise and celebrate the 215 attendees for their fine efforts to date. Make the most of it ladies, and here’s to us! Two students from Community VCAL, Bianca Mitchell and Emily Best, who attended the lunch also got a lot out of it… here is what they have to say about it. The girls put these words together to be included in…

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TEMplate – your guide to making Life! work… Mothers Day Special

It’s only fair that all Inspiring Women (yes, that means you!) and all entrepreneurial mothers are recognised and celebrated, and if we can use the Mothers Day agenda to do so… then well and good! so… please accept this fine offer … my Chapter “Free Agent” from the “Secrets of Inspiring Women Exposed” by the entrepreneurial mother (me!) FREE – all you have to do is click here plus from now, until the end of April, buy the “Secrets of Inspiring Women Exposed”, and get a 2nd one free yes that’s right, get 2 for the price of 1 go…

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The Most Important Hire You’ll Ever Make

Whilst this is a US based article by Melanie Lindner for Forbes.com, the same questions and considerations still apply, which is quite valuable really. Interesting isn’t it how stuff always comes across your radar, in a most timely manner. I was keen to read this article as it’s a subject I am currently playing with, as I consider options in moving business and life forward. Not that I intend going down the full nanny route, the amount of prep and comfort level analysis will still apply, regardless of the form that the specific details will take. There just aren’t enough…

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Free! Why $0.00 Is the Future of Business

Chris Anderson is the editor in chief of Wired and author of The Long Tail. His next book, FREE, will be published in 2009 by Hyperion. click on this link for a taste of what’s to come… its well worth it! http://www.wired.com/techbiz/it/magazine/16-03/ff_free?currentPage=all The new model of free has emerged and is based not on cross-subsidies — the shifting of costs from one product to another — but on the fact that the cost of products themselves is falling fast. You know this freaky land of free as the Web. A decade and a half into the great online experiment, the…

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