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5 rituals to celebrate spring

It’s a special time of year, the changing of the cold into the warm, so we think it’s worth celebrating with some special spring rituals! I think we only understood the true meaning of the Easter holiday being in the Northern Spring last year when our family had waited a whole winter for our newly… View more

Pip Makers

What do you make of Pip? And what you make from within our little mag’s pages? We love seeing your work, whether it be crafts, eats or garden hauls inspired by our mag, so we’ve created the new hashtag #pipmakers so you can share with our community! And we also have a special prize to… View more

Permaculture Podcast Guide

Does the phrase ‘I was listening to this really interesting podcast…’ sound all too familiar? If you’re keen to understand the trend friends and colleagues have been raving about, we’re here to guide you. This is a corner of the online world worth getting to know – one where the conversation around permaculture is buzzing…. View more

Elder Profile: Su Dennett

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

Pip Issue 7 snaps from around Australia!

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

Easy Tomato Passata Recipe

Easy Tomato Passata Recipe
Looking to preserve fresh tomatoes? Here's our easy tomato passata recipe – using either a passata machine or a simple, low-tech, DIY version for those without a passata press. It’s tomato season! Backyard tomato gluts are ubiquitous with this time of year. The logical progression of glut is preserve – where we capture and store the energy... View more

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

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

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

Pip chats with Kathryn Scharf

Kathryn Scharf food hubs conference

Here at Pip mag we’re excited about the inaugural Community Food Hubs Conference in Bendigo next month. Pip spoke to keynote speaker Kathryn Scharf , a Canadian food sovereignty campaigner, about her work in the lead up to the big event. How did you end up where you are now, campaigning across the globe for fairer… View more

Australasian Permaculture Convergence

The Thirteenth Australasian Permaculture Convergence is coming soon to Perth, Western Australia, and Pip is heading over the Nullarbor to get in on the action! We got the goss from convener Ross Mars on all things APC13… When is the Australasian Permaculture Convergence (APC13) on? The APC runs from October 2-5, 2016 with tours, workshops and courses… View more

Food That Connects

To support the launch of the Australian Food Sovereignty Alliance’s crowd-funding campaign for a legal fighting fund for small scale farmers, we’re sharing this article by AFSA president and ethical pig farmer Tammi Jonas, from Pip Issue 5, our Fair Food Issue. Like Tammi, here at Pip we’re passionate about food that connects and creating a system that… View more

Find your Perfect-Permie-Match!

Permaculture brings people together, and is all about finding relationships between different elements in a design… but what if it could help found some beautiful real-life human relationships? Permablitz Melbourne seem to think it can… we found out just how in this interview with Permablitz Melbourne Collective Member Adrian O’Hagan.   Why did Permablitz Melbourne decide to… View more

How to move to the country

Dreaming of living the good life in the country? Melbourne native Mara Ripani of Village Dreaming tells Pip Magazine her top tips for a successful move to the country… Four years prior to moving to our 15 acre farm in Blampied (near Daylesford, Victoria) I began visualising my new life and wrote a list of… View more

We’re launching with a Fair Food Forum!

We live in the age of the supermarket duopoly and yet people flock to farmers markets and community gardens, yearning for a stronger connection to their food. Pip Issue 5 is all about Fair Food, and to celebrate we’ve organised a free forum at Melbourne’s Sustainable Living Festival, and you’re invited! Join MC Nick Rose… View more

Special Fair Food issue launching soon!

Pip Magazine - Issue 5

Pip’s fifth issue – a special feature issue on Fair Food – will be launched with an incredible free event at the Sustainable Living Festival in Melbourne. Join MC Nick Rose to discuss how we can create a fair food system for all with guests including Tammi Jonas and Guy Grossi! We’re so excited! We’re really… View more

Stockist Profile – Kunara Organic Marketplace

Kunara Organic Marketplace 30 Mons Rd, Forest Glen, QLD 4556 Tel: 07 5445 6440 Facebook | Website WHO ARE WE? We made our beginnings as a humble roadside stall 25 years ago and have grown to be the Southern hemispheres largest organic supermarket. We now include an organic café and garden centre that specializes in Australian… View more

Stockist Profile – Dynamic Organic

Dynamic Organic Shop 9 & 10, 19 Gibson Street Mandurah WA 6210 Owner: Tamara Deans Email: tamara@dynamicorganic.com.au Tel: 08 9535 8180 Facebook | Website What sort of business is Dynamic Organic? Dynamic Organic is a health and wellness organic super store carrying over 3000 products including all general food items, meat, fish, dairy, vegan, gluten-free, paleo, sugar-free,… View more