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Organic gardening

Organic Gardening is the responsible way to garden.  I’m from Iowa and bald eagles are a common site.  I see them circling above fields, I see them in trees and, in the winter, I see them in large numbers by the river.

So what’s that got to do with organic gardening?  Back when I was in grade school, I can remember the teacher telling us about the bald eagle.  She said it was our nation’s symbol but we were going to have to pick a new one because they were almost all gone.  At one time there were only a few hundred mating pairs left.  Hunting was part of the problem but the pesticide DDT made the almost fatal blow.  It tainted the prey of the eagle and caused the eagles egg shells to be too soft and the embryos died.  The Government (EPA) banned DDT and hunting and now it is officially no longer in danger.

That’s one success story but we have a major problem today with our dwindling bee populations.  Not too many years ago I could go to the garden and hear and see the bees pollinating my squash, cucumbers, etc.  I could walk to the flower bed and see them all over the bee balm, purple coneflowers and black-eyed susans.  Not anymore.  Consequently, my crops like squash and cucumber have been greatly diminished.

It’s very important that when we work in the garden or yard that we understand how fragile our ecological system is.  It’s our responsibility to use garden products that are ecologically friendly.  Please…..always seek out organic Eco-friendly products for your garden or yard!

The following organic gardening product merchants are proven suppliers of excellent products that won’t hurt the environment.  I can tell you that I’ve used Garden’s Alive products for years and my experiences with them have been very positive.  The products that I use are Soap Shield Liquid Copper Fungicide for my tomato plants and flowers, Bull’s-Eye Bioinsecticide, Root Crops Alive (great for potatoes), and this year I’m trying their water garden & pond tablets in my Koi pond (so far no green water).  I have not personally tried Safer Brand products but they’ve been around a long time and have a great reputation.  Whatever product you try, make sure it’s truly an organic, environmentally safe product.



Central nsw region business expo

7.30am to 9.00am Wednesday May 2 How to face the drought and come out the other end a winner! David Wilson, Expo Business Coach $27.50 (inc gst) including Breakfast inc GST 9.15am to 10.15am Wednesday May 2 Regional Opportunities Briefing Hosted by Greg Beileiter, NSW Department of State & Regional Development with Gary Styles, General Manager, Orange City Council; and Tom Murphy, Western Research Institute free inc GST 9.30am to 10.00am Wednesday May 2 Choosing the right sales channels for your business Ailsa Page free inc GST 9.30am to 10.00am Wednesday May 2 How to get paid � on time Paul Kenna free inc GST 10.30am to 11.00am Wednesday May 2 Innovative Thinking to Grow Your Business Toney Fitzgerald free inc GST 10.30am to 11.00am Wednesday May 2 Is belief the most important ingredient for a successful business? Mark Crutcher, Grenfell IGA free inc GST 10.30am to 11.00am Wednesday May 2 The Internet isn�t just about Websites� Juliet Duffy free inc GST 10.30am to 11.00am Wednesday May 2 SMEXporters� and the Long (Roo) Tail� Peter Morris free inc GST 11.30am to 12noon Wednesday May 2 How to run a successful home based business Julian Campbell free inc GST 11.30am to 12noon Wednesday May 2 Safe business is good business Workcover NSW Business Assistance Unit free inc GST 11.30am to 1.00pm Wednesday May 2 Third camel, fifth jar�and other tales of customer service Debra Templar free inc GST 12.30pm to 2.00pm Wednesday May 2 It�s not what you say it�s the way that you say it: Business Communication Workshop John Brownsea free inc GST 12.30pm to 1.00pm Wednesday May 2 How to put up your price Ailsa Page free inc GST 12.30pm to 1.00pm Wednesday May 2 The Help is Out There Hosted by Jacqui Hogan, Small Business Field Officer, free inc GST 1.30pm to 2.00pm Wednesday May 2 The juggling act. Keeping the balance between life and work Kerrie Phipps free inc GST 1.30pm to 2.00pm Wednesday May 2 Skilled Migration – Is it a Solution to the Skill Shortage? Chris Morrison free inc GST 2.30pm to 3.00pm Wednesday May 2 How to calculate your Charge out rate David Wilson free inc GST 2.30pm to 3.00pm Wednesday May 2 What Women Want: Marketing to Women Debra Templar free inc GST 2.30pm to 3.00pm Wednesday May 2 More sales, bigger sales, better sales Julian Campbell inc GST 2.30pm to 3.00pm Wednesday May 2 The Paparazzi Feeding Frenzy � What bait to use on your hook� Yvette Aubusson-Foley free inc GST 3.30pm to 4.00pm Wednesday May 2 I think I can, I think I can: How to tap into motivation and spread the vibe John Brownsea free inc GST 3.30pm to 4.00pm Wednesday May 2 Marketing on a shoestring Ailsa Page free inc GST 3.30pm to 4.00pm Wednesday May 2 Effective Networking David Wilson, Expo Business Coach free inc GST 4.30pm to 5.00pm Wednesday May 2 Mastering the basics of advertising Debra Templar free inc GST 4.30pm to 5.00pm Wednesday May 2 Should I stay or should I go? (Go!) Peter Morris free inc GST 4.30pm to 5.00pm Wednesday May 2 Have you built yourself a business or bought yourself a job…and does it matter? John Brownsea free inc GST 5.30pm to 6.00pm Wednesday May 2 Cash flow. Vital for business � but at what cost? David Wilson free inc GST 5.30pm to 6.00pm Wednesday May 2 How to get all 8 types of buyers to buy from you Debra Templar free inc GST

Montinore road race

The Montinore Road Race begins at beautiful Montinore Estate Vineyard in Forest Grove, OR and follows a 6-mile (10K) loop through lush rolling countryside, with 316-ft. elevation gain per lap and uphill finish.  The race is great for novice and experts alike. 

9:00 am            Cat 1/2/3 Men (10 laps, 100K)

9:05 am            Master Men 35+ 1/2/3 (8 laps, 80K)
                        Men Master 50+ 1/2/3 (8 laps, 80K)

9:10 am            Women 1/2/3 (8 laps, 80K)

12:30 pm          Men 4/5 (6 laps, 60K)

12:35 pm          Master Men 35+ 4/5 (6 laps, 60K)

12:40 pm          Women 4/5 (4 laps, 40K)
                        Women 40+ (4 laps, 40K)

DIRECTIONS (about 55 minutes from Portland):
Drive west on Hwy. 26 approximately 20 miles, take exit for Hwy. 6 and follow for 2.6 miles. Turn right (south) on Hwy. 47 (toward Forest Grove) and follow for 10.3 miles.  Turn right on Dudney Ave. and follow for .12 miles.  Turn right on Dilley Road and follow .3 miles.  Turn left at Montinore Estate Vineyard, 3663 SW Dilley Road.  Follow signs for parking and Race Registration.

Adult:  $30
Junior:  $20

Closes Friday, July 12 at 5pm.
Adult:  $25
Junior:  5

Single race and annual memberships are available at Registration, or at
OBRA membership required for pre-registration.

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A palace on dallas – welcome

Be our guest at A Palace on Dallas — Oceanfront
Bed & Breakfast, in beautiful Victoria, BC, Canada. The warmth
of our restored home welcomes you at th
e door. Built in 1908, it is
the oldest home now in Ross Bay, and features 12-foot ceilings, fir
wood floors and spectacular views of the Strait of Juan de Fuca and
the majestic Olympic Mountains in Washington State.

To meet Jodi & Tim is to make new friends.

and Jodi Baker, Innkeepers

and Tim’s
energy and excitement about the wonderful city of Victoria
will surely add magic to your stay at A Palace on Dallas at the
oceanfront. So much a part of a good trip are the people that you
meet along the way, and Jodi and Tim will make sure your stay is as
fun and as comfortable as possible. If you like, they will help you
plan what to do and see, and where to dine. They have over the past
few years lovingly restored this home to make it what it is today.
They are so proud of their A Palace on Dallas accomplishment that
they wish to share it with you and the world! 

Top 3 Reasons to Stay:

1) Location, Location, Location — only a 5-minute drive or 30-minute
walk to downtown

2) Views, Views, Views — stunning ocean and mountain views

Ocean outside our front

comfort, comfort
— Jodi’s homemade cookies in your room, and cozy
living spaces to enjoy.

“Dallas Road — Something for Everyone!”

• Fishing and whale watching right here.
Artists — we are near the Art Gallery
of Greater Victoria, and our neighbourhood hosts the Moss St. Paint-In
each July (this year on Sat. July 19, 2003 — 1:00 to 4:00 pm)
Sailors — The start of the SwiftSure
Classic Boat Race is in front of our house! It’s a huge weekend, late
May, so book early.

Race 2003

Music Lovers — Jazz Fest is June 20
to 29
this year — 12 downtown venues.

International Jazz Fest in

Kite flyers & surfers — Cl
over Point
is the place. People come from all over town on a windy day.
Joggers – People from around town come
to Dallas Road to run, walk, bike and blade.

Jog, bike and beach comb.

Beacon Hill Park – 15 minute walk from
us, amazing and historic.
Ross Bay Cemet
ery – tours every Sunday
Romantics — Best place to watch a sunrise
and sunset.
Sunday drivers — this is it,
Road is
scenic drive.

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Nail cabana

Product Information

Nail Cabana Colored Acrylic Powders are made with Acrylic Nail Powder, Non-Toxic Glitters, and Non-Toxic Pigments. These powders can be used for 3D Nail Art or Art Embedded in clear acrylic!

For Best Results, the Nail Cabana recommends:

Glow in the Dark Powders and Neon Lights Powders (Fluorescents):
¯Do not use a UV blocking topcoat. This will inhibit glowing/fluorescent effect.
¯For use with any monomer, however a violet colored monomer is recommended.
¯Due to the heavy pigment concentration, it is recommended that a thin layer of regular acrylic is laid onto the nail first to prevent any staining of the natural nail.
¯These Powders should be used with an extremely small amount of monomer. The phosphorescent and fluorescent pigments are very heavy in comparison to acrylic polymers and may separate slightly if too much monomer is used. A slight swirling motion while acrylic is still wet will help if pigments separate.

Crystal Powders (Clear with Sparkling Additives), Glitter Galore, and Coconut (Basics White):
¯Can be used as regular acrylics.
¯Can be used directly on nail surface, but it is recommended (although not necessary) to use a thin layer of clear acrylic first.
¯For use with any monomer, however a violet colored monomer is recommended.
¯Use of a UV blocking Topcoat is recommended to prevent any discoloration from the sun or other UV rays.

Licorice (Basics Black):
¯This Colored Acrylic was designed to be used for 3D Nail Art or as nail extensions.
¯It should be used over a thin layer off clear acrylic first to prevent pigment transfer to natural nail.
¯For use with any monomer, however a violet colored monomer is recommended.
¯Use of a UV blocking Topcoat is recommended to prevent any discoloration from the sun or other UV rays.

All Other Colored Acrylic Powders:
¯Due to the high pigment concentration these powders should be applied over a thin layer of clear acrylic first to prevent any staining of the natural nail.
¯For use with any monomer, however a violet colored monomer is recommended.
¯Use of a UV blocking Topcoat is recommended to prevent any discoloration from the sun or other UV rays.

**All of the Nail Cabana Acrylics are meant to be used with any Traditional Violet Monomers, although they should work with all Traditional Monomers. The violet color helps to retain the original color of the powder.**
**In order to keep their colors, (with the exception of the Neon Lights and Phosphorescent Colors) they should be coated with a UV Blocking Topcoat (such as the Acrylic Sealer). The UV Blocking Topcoat will also help to prevent any yellowing that may occur due to frequent exposure to the sun or UV rays.**
**Due to the pigment content, the colored acrylics are not as strong as traditional acrylics. These colored acrylics can stain natural nails if a thin layer of clear or regular powder is not applied to the natural nail first. They should not be used alone on the nail.**
**If using these powders to overlay a nail, a thin layer of clear or regular acrylic should be placed on the nail first, then the colored acrylic, and finally another thin layer of clear acrylic.**
**If using these powders for 3D Nail Art, it is best to apply the colored acrylic directly onto nail enhancements. They should not be placed directly onto the natural nail due to possible pigment transfer.**

3 steps to improve your lead generation

At some point, every customer of yours was a prospective buyer. And, that prospect was a lead generated by any of a number of techniques. If you want to get a better return on your lead generation efforts, here are three things you can do right now:

1. Stop the activities that aren’t working.

This will free up money you can use to get a better return. This may seem obvious, but most firms continue to do activities that under-perform. Here’s a sample of things to stop or reduce:

  • TV commercials (unless you run them during live events)
  • Radio commercials (Do you really expect that people who are driving their cars will remember to go to your website after their commute? If you’re getting some business from them, see point #2.)
  • Yellow Page print ads (the most over-priced marketing option in the business world, today)

2. Adjust programs that are working, but not at maximum return.

If you use direct mail, be more focused in your use of lists and test every message you employ.

If your radio ads are working, which air times on which stations? Stop those that aren’t working. Test different ad offers. Can’t tell? Make the ads unique enough to measure.

Google pay-per-click advertising can work, but you have to set it up properly and track what you’re doing in a very precise way. Test different messages and verify the logic of the landing pages where clicks take visitors.

If you do seminars, webinars, trade shows, etc., look at tuning them for better results.

If your website conversion rates are low, tweak the site.

3. Try new techniques.

It’s sad to see how many firms are afraid to try new approaches. Consider using:

  • Online advertising
  • Video
  • Socials media
  • Blogging
  • Podcasts

For the same total dollars you’re currently spending, these three steps will get you more leads. You can do some or all of them. Be sure to be creative in the process, and get started today.

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