Monday, May 29, 2017

National Reconciliation Week

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Like the team at Reconciliation Australia we want to be part of a" ...reconciled, just and equitable Australia". For more information you can click on this link.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Harvest Today




Latest haul from the garden, Sweet potato and choko/chayote are on the menu tonight.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Fred Hollows Foundation



Every single child is precious and deserves to live a full life, respected, protected, fed, educated, loved.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Respect Ramsar



For more information, and if you want to sign too to help  thousands of migratory shorebirds, including the critically endangered Eastern Curlew, you can click on this link.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Declaration of Sexual Rights

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All around the world people's Human Rights are being trampled on by others in so many countries and in so many ways. This includes their Sexual Rights, which are actually a fundamental and universal part of Human Rights. We will not have a peaceful, fair,  just or sustainable world until all Human Rights are respected. For more information you can click on this link.

Friday, May 19, 2017

The Humour Foundation - Clown Doctors



The Clown Doctors spread ‘doses’ of fun and laughter to people in hospitals, health and aged care facilities and as you can see from this video to their families, visitors and staff too.

How wonderful that such an organization exists and brings joy and laughter and in doing so helps people to become stronger and healthier. For more information you can click on this link.

Snails, Mathematics and Permaculture



We grow a great deal of food in our garden and are often asked what we snail poison we use. Our answer is that we don't kill them and nor do we have a problem with them eating everything. Because we grow using permaculture practices we also have lots of lizards, frogs and birds that visit our garden. So our snail population lives within that and is part of the healthy eco-system that we have created. Indeed, watching a snail move gently across the landscape is a fascinating and calming experience, each is unique and the shape of the shell, a logarithmic spiral, can even be used to teach Maths.

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For more information on the wonder of snails you can click on this link. For more information on how to use snails when teaching/learning Mathematics you can click on this link. For more information on patterns in Permaculture you can click on this link.

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Thursday, May 18, 2017

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Empoweraid - Realising Potential in Bangladesh, Timor Leste and The Kimberly


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I work with some amazing people who not only work tirelessly teaching and training but in their spare time run/volunteer at a non-profit organization called Empoweraid. Not only do they run their skills training programs in Bangladesh, but now also work in Timore Leste and have long worked with Indigenous communities here in Western Australia.  For more information you can click on this link.

They are inspirational and this extract from their latest newsletter highlights why they have been so successful:-