Victorian Rural Women's Network

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 […]

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 […]