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July 16, 2015

Pots of Herbs and Punnets of Seedlings

Pots of Herbs and Punnets of Seedlings

Pots of Herbs and Punnets of Seedlings started out of my love of growing food and
teaching people how to grow vegetables and herbs.
I have always been interested in the healing properties of herbs as well.

Chemical Free plants

All my seedlings are grown by me.  There is no middleman or reseller.  They are raised from seed in part worm castings.  All happy and healthy.  Some herbs are propogated by root division or cutting, example, rosemary, thyme, some mints.  Please feel free to ask questions and come and have a look at my selections.  I grow whatever is in season and will grow in our conditions.  I do not grow tropicals.

Clifton & Surrounds Produce swap

I have a little group called Clifton & Surrounds Produce swap. We have been going since Dec 2013.

We are very small 50 to 60 members at any one time. There are some who don’t live in Clifton but that is fine. They are there because they are “like minded”.. They like to grow fresh home vegetables & fruit. They are also helping the others with advice and experience. We meet very often. Once a month in a cafe. The Clifton Jam Factory. We also meet at each other’s houses. “Hey I am cooking stir fry for dinner who has a pak choi”? “I have all this fruit given to me who would like to share”.. Its like the old days. How things used to be.

We swap. Vegetables, fruit, flowers, plants. Chooks and ducks and garden manures also labour are exchanged.
I hope to go on doing this for a very long time.

So if you find you have excess produce or just want to get to know some local growers give it a try in your area.

It will enrich your life.

I am Kathy from Pots of Herbs and Punnets of Seedlings
Here is one of my favourite recipes.

Beetroot Chutney
By Kathy McDonald


2 tsps garlic chopped

2 tsps root ginger grated

500ml white wine vinegar

500ml caster sugar

1 tsp cumin

2 tsp cinnamon

2 tsp ground cardamon

1 tsp ground cloves

1 kg beetroot

4 green apples

2 onions

juice of one lemon




Cook beetroot until tender, cool then peel and dice. Dice the onions and apples and place in a saucepan with the vinegar, sugar, garlic, ginger, spices and lemon juice. Bring to the boil

Add the diced beetroot, bring back to the boil then simmer for around 30 minutes or until the mixture starts to gel & thicken. Yummy!!!!!

Contact Pots of Herbs and Punnets of Seedlings



July 16, 2015

Rant Designs | Brand Thinking Design

Rant Designs | Brand Thinking Design

Brand thinking design that aligns with your business model.
Dynamic communication strategies inline with your business & marketing objectives.

Graphic Designer & Editor of Rant Magazine.

I believe Design is more than a marketing strategy; it is an experience, a path with which to travel.

I would like for a moment to get beyond the marketing pitch so that my readers may understand that although I am graphic designer it is only a label and prefer if you would think of me as your creative business advocate.

Design is derived from a plan. Design is a branding strategy. Design brings colour & hope into people’s lives.

Graphic Design

Design as defined by the Business Dictionary is the realisation of a concept or idea into a configuration, drawing, model, mould, pattern, plan or specification. Designing is a method of communication combining visual elements with an analytical, cohesive and intelligent alignment to the values, philosophy & differentiators of the business model helping to achieve the commercial production of an objective/s.

Understanding the digital realm as a architectural space, my work is influenced by the aspect ratios of technology or the real estate of the digital canvas. I just love the readiness that digital communication evokes.

My work includes Brand Identity, Logo Design, Corporate Collateral, Responsive Website Design, Social Media Marketing, Sales Presentations, Proposals, Reports and other dynamic visual sales tools ensuring a creative and consistent look and feel utilising, imagery, infographics, and multimedia to create high impact design that adheres to and supports the client’s brand, visual identity, legal guidelines, and messaging in the digital and print marketing space.

Focused on delivering high end, beautiful, clean, forward thinking Graphic & Responsive Web Design.

Rant Magazine 

The scope for digital marketing is a very wide reaching voice to promote goods and services. A website is a portal for providing information quickly and efficiently.

Rant magazine has been purposely designed from an online marketing perspective by a graphic and web designer with a background in digital marketing, so the way we think about online communication is the way we apply the business model.

We want to add to the benefits of this wider online marketing system by becoming a referral portal pointing to your business!

How it works in a snippet is we publish relevant content about your business on our magazine, we create an experience, share information about your business and then we point visitors back to you!

Marketing your business using referred content makes Google the content king happy and us happy because we get to rant about your awesome business, talents and industries, we make you happy because your getting business exposure and we give Google a reason to celebrate our local network which is a win win for everyone….

I would love to have a conversation with you regarding your marketing objectives, please feel free to contact Lea Sidor @


Rant Designs


or give me buzz on 0438 107 882.