Drum rolllll…. The new issue of Pip – Issue #29 – has arrived! And what a beauty it is.
Inside we explore five plants to defy ‘the hungry gap’ of spring, the dos and don’ts of soil preparation, and show readers how anybody can grow their own food – no matter their skill level, space or time commitments.
We go foraging for seaweed (and bring you some delicious seaweed recipes), and we take a deep dive on offal, explaining why the good outweighs the bad.
We visit a sustainable home built from recycled materials, as well as a thriving co-op committed to its community. We reveal how native food is building important Indigenous connections, and bring you a feature on self care and the importance of helping yourself.
Plus, as always, our regular sections including seed saving, seasonal gardening advice, kid’s patch, book, podcast and product reviews, and loads more.
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Take a sneak peek inside Pip Issue #29…
It’s easy to think you need a big backyard, lots of knowledge and plenty of spare time in order to be able harvest homegrown food for you and your family. But by understanding the space you have and what you consume the most of, there’s no reason why we all can’t be reducing our grocery bills with some homegrown fruit, vegetables and herbs. We show you how anyone can grow their own food.
Now’s the time to get your soil ready for spring seedlings and summer harvests. We consider the what, why and how of the various ways of feeding your soil and plants with compost, fertilisers and minerals.
Seaweed lives and grows in the nutrient- rich waters of the ocean, where it absorbs important vitamins, minerals and trace elements which are often lacking in food grown in soil. We take a deep dive (no pun intended!) into foraging for and consuming seaweed.
Underrated and misunderstood, we explore how incorporating offal into our diets is highly nutritious and inexpensive way to eat more sustainably.
We visit a diminutive Castlemaine home that was a passion project by retirees with a bold dream to live comfortably, without debt and to use as many natural and recycled materials as they could.
After the overwhelmingly positive response to Robyn’s honest and revealing feature last issue speaking to the idea that we can’t do it all and that that’s okay got the Pip team thinking about the importance of self care.
The arrival of spring’s warmer weather is a great time to introduce chooks into your patch. More than just protection from weather and predators, a chicken coop needs to be well considered to ensure your flock stays happy, healthy and laying.
We take a trip to a little commercial kitchen of the Castlemaine Community House in central Victoria, where the Murnong Mammas are in their happy place. A place that intertwines their love of cooking, the friends that support them, the food that stirs their souls and the ingredients that connect them spiritually.
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