We’ve all seen purple carrots and stripy tomatoes make waves in our local foodie stores in recent years, but heirloom seeds (those that predate the modern supermarket age) open a world of beautiful fruit and vegetables to the home gardener.
Grafting: the mind-blowing ancient technique that turns peaches into apricots and quinces into pears. Ever wondered why most fruit trees are so expensive at the nursery? Or how you can get an apple with multiple varieties on the one tree? That is because most fruit trees aren’t simply grown from seed, like common veg. Get… View more
It’s time for the annual Plastic Free July challenge! Here are 31 ways to get started on your journey to live plastic free.
Winter is a great time to prune your fruit trees. This is our guide about when and how to prune all your different fruit trees.
Each issue in Pip we profile a permaculture elder – someone who has really helped to create the movement we have today. In our next issue we will feature a beautiful article on Rosemary Morrow, a permaculture teacher and writer from the Blue Mountains in NSW, but to get you in the mood this week we’re… View more
Mother’s Day might be round the corner, but that doesn’t mean it has to cost the earth. This Mother’s Day, if you plan to celebrate your mother with a gift, choose one that honours Mother Earth too, from the Pip Shop. And to help, we’ve hand picked our top ideas and created our very own Ethical Mother’s… View more
Ever wondered about the heaps of acorns you notice in the park each autumn? How there seem so to be so many, and why nobody seems to bother collecting them, and whether or not you can eat them? Well, I have good news and less good news for you! The good news is you can make like a… View more
We’ve been thrilled with the response to our callout for snaps of Pip Mag Issue 7 when it arrives in your patch, but it’s not too late to share yours with the hashtag #pipmag7 and go in the running to win a pretty chook tea towel from the Pip Shop – we’ll be accepting entries ’til… View more
Last year a giant of the forest of humanity fell, with the news that Bill Mollison passed away in September. Our favourite Permaculture-punk-funk-fusion band, the Formidable Vegetable Sound System have created a moving tribute to Bill with their new song “Trees eat us all”, filled with many of his cracking one-liners. For the song… View more
It’s official: we love zucchini piccalilli pickles! Jazz up a simple sandwich with our easy-to-follow recipe.
We’re feeling pretty chirpy to help SA singer-songwriter Loren Kate launch her new single – an ode to her favourite hen, a bantam frizzle, called Cloudy Jane. This is a boppy little ditty featuring Loren Kate’s sweet voice, and we know we’re going to be humming it in the chook pen and the straw yard… View more