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Kids’ Patch

We love seeing kids getting out into the garden and enjoying home-grown produce. Here are some of our littlest Pip folk sharing what they’ve found in the patch. This issue’s winner is Rohanna from Hilldene, pictured with this issue’s permaculture…

Issue 21 Flipbook

Pip Magazine: Spring – Issue 21 Pip’s spring issue brings you ideas and inspiration that will help you nourish yourself and the planet. With articles to help you enhance your wellbeing with local escapes, increase gut health by making your own…

Issue 20 Flipbook

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Issue 19 Flipbook

In Issue 19 we explore how to plan your crop rotation the right way, ways to sleep better naturally, and how to make Kimchi. We also look at how to connect to country, no matter where you are.

Issue 18 Flipbook

In Issue 18 we explore how to grow your own corn, protect your crops from fruit fly, and find food in the most unlikely places. We also explore a beautiful earth and straw home in the Victorian Highlands, bake delicious sourdough, and look at ways that we can all becoming a bit more self-reliant.

Kids’ Patch 20

Our kids’ patch winners for this issue are Arvea and Isola Crosier from Toodyay, in Western Australia, you’ve both won snazzy new T-shirts from Izwoz! Next issue we’ve got a pack of Permaculture Action Cards to give away by Brenna Quinlan and Charlie Mgee. The pack features 65 durable cards depicting characters putting permaculture into action. To be in the running, parents can email a photo to along with your child’s name, age and suburb, or post the picture on Instagram using the hashtag #pipmag

Read & Watch

When a crises turns the world upside down, a garden can be a place of rest and healing – a place to remake your life. Grounded shares Liz Zorab’s personal story of courage and transformation alongside that of her small but abundant homestead in South West Wales, UK.

Pip Picks – Things We Like

Dark Emu DARK LAGER Bruce Pascoe, Bunarong/Yuin man and author of Dark Emu, has released a dark lager brewed with Australian native grains grown and harvested on his property. Produced in collaboration with Sailors Grave Brewing in Orbost, Victoria and…

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20! Welcome to the milestone of Pip’s 20th issue! An idea conceived a decade ago by founding editor Robyn Rosenfeldt who was not only committed to reducing her and her young family’s impact on the planet, but who wanted to…


Seasonal garden guides for Australian climates COOL TEMPERATE Words By Fabian Capomolla What to sow MAY Broad beans, beetroot, carrot, chives, fennel, garlic, kale, kohlrabi, lettuce, mizuna, mustard greens, onion, parsley, peas, radish, shallot (plant bulbs), silverbeet, spinach and turnip.…

In The Garden: February-May

Seasonal garden guides for Australian climates COOL TEMPERATE IN THE GARDEN Words By Fabian Capomolla What to sow FEBRUARY Plant winter vegies including broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, celeriac, celery, Florence fennel, leek (seedlings) and parsnip. Once the weather starts…

Kids’ Patch 19

Our kids’ patch winners for this issue are Willow, Levi and Airlie from Kincumber, NSW, you’ve won a copy of The Runaway Dandelion by Jill Regensburg. Next issue we are giving away some snazzy kids T-shirts. Designed in Australia by…

On The Side: Kimchi

Kimchi is a spicy fermented side dish traditionally made as a way to preserve vegetables for harsh Korean winters. These days, its significant health benefits have made it popular in many other cultures.

Read & Watch

The books and films inspiring you to make a difference GUIDE TO GARDEN AMENDMENTS BY NIGEL PALMER (CHELSEA GREEN PUBLISHING 2020) Review by Emily Stokes He had me at Ferments. Maybe Regenerative, or Mineral and Biological Extracts, and possibly Locally…

Pip Picks – Things We Like

Etiko ORGANIC SNEAKERS Ecological footprints don’t get much lighter than those made by Etiko shoes. As well as using organic cotton, natural latex rubber soles, non-toxic dyes and zero animal glues, the box they come in is made from post-consumer…

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SEED MOB LAUNCHES Seed Mob is set to become Australia’s first Indigenous youth-led environmental organisation. With a vision of a just and sustainable future powered by renewable energy, this national grassroots network of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people…


We’d love to see if we’ve inspired you to embark on any projects. Email your letters and photos to Each published entrant will receive a limited-edition Pip Magazine print featuring archival inks on textured 300 gsm rag paper. For…


Seasonal garden guides for Australian climates COOL TEMPERATE Words By Fabian Capomolla What to sow NOVEMBER Basil, beans, beetroot, cabbage, capsicum, carrot, cauliflower, chives, coriander, cucumber, English spinach, kohlrabi, leek, lemongrass, lettuce, marjoram, mint, onion, oregano, parsley, parsnip, pumpkin, radish,…

Brains Trust

Questions answered by Emily Stokes of @fermaculturefarm who has been running sourdough workshops for 10 years, teaching people how to keep their sourdough starter fit and healthy. SOURDOUGH How long can my starter go without being fed? If you are…

Pip Noticeboard

From Pip HQ To You More readers, more content and we’ve been nominated for a gong! And it’s all thanks to you In these uncertain times, we want to take a moment to spread the positive tidings of Pip’s very…

PIP Picks – Things We Like

A useful reference for anyone interested in growing vegetables at home using organic methods. Useful to apartment dwellers and backyard roamers alike, the book covers. This amended edition of the best-selling Australian gardening book covers everything from understanding soil, creating beds, successful composting and productive worm farms through to natural pest and disease management, and saving and sowing seeds.everything you need to know to get the most food out of your space.

Kids’ Patch 18

Our kids patch winners for this issue are two-year-old Wilde from Bright in Victoria and five-year-old Ryann from Geraldton in Western Australia. Congratulations, you’ve both won a copy of Grow Do It by Formidable Vegetable Sound System. Next issue we…

Read & Watch

The books and films inspiring you to make a difference 470 BY LINDA WOODROW (MELLIODORA PUBLISHING 2020) Review by Robyn Rosenfeldt A novel set in the 2030s in a future where the effects of climate change and global warming are…

Letter To The Editor

We’d love to hear what you think of Pip and if you’ve embarked on any projects as a result of our articles. Each issue, one published entrant will receive a limited edition Pip Magazine art print, printed with archival inks on beautifully textured archival 300 gsm rag paper.

Brains Trust

Questions answered by Brent Whiter, gardening expert, nursery owner and ABC South East NSW radio talkback presenter, FIRE-AFFECTED GARDENS How do I repair burnt soil? After fire, there remains copious amounts of ash on the ground and this contains…


Permaculture co-originator, David Holmgren, has launched his bestselling book, RetroSuburbia: the downshifter’s guide to a resilient future, published as a pay-what-you-feel online book. His decision is in response to the latest health and economic crisis, that has galvanised enthusiasm in permaculture and kindred circles. David hopes his book will inspire those who have been ‘stuck’ at home with digital access and time to read.

Pip Picks: Things We Like

The Good Car Company exists to de-carbonise transport by making electric cars affordable. By focusing on the import of quality secondhand electric cars from Japan and elsewhere, this company is delivering affordable, zero-emission transport, utilising vehicles that are in their ‘second life’.

Book Reviews

This practical manual by Elizabeth Haywood is a great introduction to the world of zero-waste sewing. Zero-waste sewing is making clothes without wasting any fabric. The pattern pieces are designed to completely fit within the dimensions of the fabric; there are no offcuts and no waste. It’s an inherent practise for traditional clothing where fabric was hand-loomed and precious, such as kimonos, sarongs, kilts, ponchos and saris.

In The Garden: July – October

Seasonal garden guides for all climates What to sow: July: Beetroot, lettuce, mustard greens, onions, peas, radish. August: Artichoke, asparagus (crowns), beetroot, cabbage (summer varieties), capsicum (undercover), chilli (undercover), eggplant, kohlrabi, leeks...

Kids’ Patch

Our Kids’ Patch winner for issue 17 is Alexander from Rutherglen, aged 2 years. Congratulations! You’ve won a copy of Grow Do It, the CD from the Formidable Edible Sound System.
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