Topic: Rural women

Growing Beautiful – Instagram marketing of locally-grown chemical-free flowers

Janae pictured amongst her beautiful flowers

When Janae and Chris married in 2014, locally grown, chemical-free flowers were hard to find. An extensive search eventually led them to Grown and Gathered (Instagram @grownandgathered), where they traded home-reared black-faced Suffolk lamb for buckets of gorgeous blooms.
Their search also sparked a dream, they fell in love with the […]

EA for a day – online business manager

Head shot of Jacqui James

Running a business from home as an Online Business Manager, my internet connection is my number one tool. Two years ago, after my husband was made redundant, we spent almost a year’s worth of weekends travelling around regional Victoria trying to decide where to settle. We chose Hopetoun, in the […]

A Global Presence – from typewriter to Twitter

Kerry at her home with her laptop

The year 1983 was memorable for three reasons. The first was the big dust storm that plunged Victoria into darkness. I remember looking out my office window and seeing it approach across the paddocks, a consequence of the ongoing drought, and an ominous precursor to my second memory, the tragic […]

It’s On Purpose – Social Enterprises

Pic of Tammy with her fresian cow in the background

Milawa resident Tammy Atkins, and Beechworth’s Sue Gold, work with clients across Australia, using Skype, email and phone to communicate where face-to-face meetings aren’t possible. Their business, It’s On Purpose, supports the launch, viability, sustainability, and growth of social enterprises anywhere, but it’s through teleconferencing and making the most of […]

Affectus Rural Training Initiatives

Jill pictured with a workshop group

I have been a farmer for 41 years, from the time my Melbourne-based family moved to regional Victoria, following a career move for one of my parents. After a year of living in a regional town, my parents purchased a small property at the end of the Hume Weir, near […]