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Pip Issue 7 has hatched!

Pip Issue 7, the first issue for 2017, has hatched and it’s a beauty! Pip Issue 7 is our special chicken issue with all you need to know to raise your own backyard chooks; including a complete guide to chicken health care, breeding chickens and raising chickens for meat. We also have all our regular sections… View more

Low Tech DIY Seed Sprouter

DIY seed sprouter
Don't spend a fortune on new-fangled sprouting gadgets... create your own DIY seed sprouter instead! When the summer heat burns our lettuces, we like to keep things fresh in the salad department with home grown sprouts! There are plenty of new-fangled sprout gadgets on the market for the aspiring seed sprouter but the humble DIY... View more

Living gratefully

Last year, 2016, was a bit of a shocker in world politics and environment news. We lost a permaculture giant in Bill Mollison, and at many times it was hard not to feel dispirited with the general state of things. But it wasn't all black, there were plenty of silver linings the world over, many... View more

Buy it Once Gift Guide

The Silly Season is officially here, but that doesn’t mean we all have to go silly buying useless gadgets and bits and bobs nobody really wants! With this in mind we have created the Pip Buy it Once Gift Guide, below. The gifts featured here are all made to last – whether that be through their quality… View more

Herbal First Aid Kit

Herbal First Aid Kit by Stephanie Zetah from Wise Women Australia Have you ever sipped chamomile tea for a better night’s sleep or eaten lots of citrus in the winter for more Vitamin C? Using food and herbs to maintain health was once a common practice within our culture. One need not be a naturopath… View more

APC13 in Perth Wrap up

APC13 in Perth by Robyn Rosenfeldt With one hundred and twenty permies, attending over fifty workshops over three days, APC13 (Australasian Permaculture Convergence) was a chance for some of the best minds in permaculture to share ideas, experiences and knowledge with one another not to mention many meals where some of the best discussions happened…. View more

Celebrating Bill’s Life

Vale Bill Mollison 1928 – 2016 Bill Mollison, co-founder of the permaculture concept with David Holmgren, passed away peacefully in Hobart, Tasmania, on September 24, 2016. Tributes have flown in over the last few days for this giant of the permaculture movement, a true pioneer and visionary, and today we’re reflecting on a life richly lived… View more

Pip 6 pics from around Australia!

We’ve had a huge response to our callout to Pip Readers to show us their Pip Issue 6! It’s not too late to share your pic: use the hashtag #pipmag6 and you’ll go into the draw to win a fab pack of Honey Bee Wraps. We’ll be picking the winner soon though, so hop to… View more

September Garden Guides

September garden guide

Hello, Spring! Our September Garden Guides are here with all you need to know about what to do in your garden this time of year, depending on which climate zone you’re in.

Chitting Potatoes

Chitting potatoes is one of those lovely old-fashioned garden rituals many of us in more frost prone areas love to undertake come late winter. The word is a sweet old gardening term that basically means you get your tubers to sprout indoors a little while before planting. Chitting is very simple: take a few egg cartons and… View more

Pip Issue 6 is here!

It’s arrived! Pip Issue 6: our beautiful “Home” issue in gorgeous orange. With articles on tiny house living, natural building, rocket stoves, slow fashion, garden succession planning made easy and heaps more, we know you’re going to love this issue of Pip! This issue we delve into the heart of Melliodora, David Holmgren’s domestic-scale permaculture demonstration… View more