Thursday, May 27, 2010

Writing can change the world...

-- Quote of the Day --

"In three words I can sum up 
everything I've learned about life: 
it goes on."
~  Robert Frost

-- Announcement -- 

Just this morning a guest post article I created for the Wise Words Blog was released and is now available. In this article I talk about the importance of writing, whether or not you plan to be a published writer, whether or not you plan on showing it to anyone during your lifetime. The act of writing can change the world - one person at a time. Check it out at:

-- Conscious Discussions Radio --

Our guest on today's episode of the Conscious Discussions radio show: Philip Yaffe resides in Belgian and is the author of The Gettysburg Approach to Writing and Speaking like a Professional – and of another book titled: In the “I” of the Storm: the Simple Secrets of Writing & Speaking (Almost) like a Professional

In the past as a young adult, Philip worked as a full-time student obtaining a degree in mathematics and then later in life he was employed as a International Marketing Communication Executive in Brussels, Belgium. Phillip has more than 40 years experience in the fields of journalism, book writing and marketing communication consultation, which he continues. 

Come join us for our discussion on How To Write and Speak Like a Professional

-- School Grants For Green Spaces --

I received the following about a School Garden Grant  - The deadline is June 1st this year, however you can always try for a grant next year if you don't get an application in on time. 

This grant application is for California schools only - For those outside of this State, you'll find that your area likely has other offers, so get online to see what you can find!

Important Dates
. All Spring applications must be postmarked by June 1.
. Grantees will be notified by July 15.
. All Fall applications must be postmarked by November 15.
. Grantees will be notified by January 15.

Grant Specifics

Awards may include:
. Up to $1500
. Irrigation Kit courtesy of T-Tape by T-Systems
. Seeds
. Teacher Resources
. Local contacts to assist you in the planning, planting and sustaining
of your garden
. Local retail contacts that will work with you stretch your funds

. Download Application here
. Completely fill out application and include all supplemental
. We cannot consider incomplete applications
. Application must be postmarked by the above due dates.

Mail applications to:

Foundation Administrator
P.O. Box 2130
Newport Beach, CA 92658

If you do not receive a School Garden Program grant, please apply again next

Grant Criteria

The following are a few criteria from the evaluation form that can mean the
difference between an application that gets a school a School Garden Program
grant, and an application that is not considered:

Detailed sketch of garden area including cement, walkways, shade and water
. Students heavily involved in planning, planting, harvesting, etc.
. Garden will be primarily fruits and vegetables
. List the uses of the garden
. Letter of recommendation

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