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Kel Buckley – Pip Magazine
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Kel Buckley

Ways With Waste – Weed Tea

Pulling weeds out of your garden is one thing, but disposing of them once out of the soil in a way that ensures they don’t reshoot can sometimes be a struggle. Turning them into a weed tea gets rid of them for good while producing an inexpensive and nutritious fertiliser for your garden.

Kids’ patch

Fun activities to get kids interested in permaculture. Find out who our Kids Patch winners were for Issue 20. Next issue we’ve got the 2021 book Bee Detectives to give away. Written by Vanessa Ryan-Rendall and illustrated by Brenna Quinlan, it’s for any aspiring bee detective who wants to learn how to attract native bees to their backyard.

Read and Watch

The books and films inspiring you to make a difference: Even if you think you know a lot about soil, by reading Matthew Evans’ tome on the good dirt you are guaranteed to find out more. Starting with a history of how the earth formed and created the soils we grow our food in, Soil proceeds to explain just how much we have neglected, over-ploughed, over-grazed and depleted the earth’s thin layer of topsoil that keeps us alive.

Tried & True

Where we use and review products that nourish us and the planet. We review a Kimchi kit from The Fermentary, a compostable alternative to cling wrap made from potato waste and compostable biopolymers', and Robyns favourite gardening tool.

Homemade Cleaning Products: Laundry Powder

Homemade laundry detergents are more sustainable, better for your health and significantly less expensive than store-bought options. Not surprisingly, commercially available laundry products aim to do two things well in order to attract returning customers. They’re designed to get your…

Letters To The Editor

We’d love to see if we’ve inspired you to embark on any projects. The letter of the issue will receive a limited-edition Pip magazine print featuring archival inks on textured, 300 gsm rag paper. Email your letters and photos to…

Frogs

As both predators and prey, frogs are an important link in the food chain. Encouraging them to take up residency in your garden is beneficial and easy to do. Of nearly 8000 species of frogs worldwide, Australia is home to…

In the garden:
August-November

Seasonal garden guides for Australian climates Moon planting The moon’s phases and its associated gravitational pull has a significant effect on the behaviour of tidal oceans, so it’s easy to understand how the moon can have a similar effect on…

Pip Picks:
Things We Like

In Pip Picks: Things we like, we share some great ethical products that we love, such as the Burgon & Ball National Trust Pocket Knife, Build Your Own Bedding Bundle, the Big Green Monster Co plant food range and more..

Pip Noticeboard

Introducing 2021’s Pip Permie awards! Nominations are open for the 2021 Pip Permie Awards which recognise the individuals and organisations working tirelessly to create positive change. As Australia’s leading permaculture title, Pip will reward the businesses, people and projects who…

Guinea Fowl

Raising keets is similar to raising chicks – a lined brooder box with a heat source, food and water. Place small rocks in the water dish to prevent drowning and ensure their bedding isn’t made up of small pieces – avoid sawdust, for example – or the keets will mistake it for food.

Living Without Money: Wealth For Toil

In 2014, Jo Nemeth lived a regular life; she rented a house, owned a car and had a great job. She lived with her adoring partner and her teenage daughter and worked as a community development worker in her local neighbourhood centre, but something was tormenting her conscience that she felt an overwhelming need to address.

Electromobility: On The Charge

Greenhouse gas emissions from transport have recorded the highest rate of growth of any sector in the last 30 years. The key to changing the projected trajectory, which forecasts continued growth through to 2030, is about finding cleaner transport solutions.…

Pandemic Positives: Silver Linings

Start where you are, use what you have, do what you can. When it came to thinking outside the box during the enforced restrictions associated with the global pandemic, Arthur Ashe’s words rang loud and true. The result was some great and positive outcomes born out of some otherwise bleak times. When the enormity of the global pandemic started to become clear this time last year, many people’s lives changed overnight. Forced to reevaluate how we interacted with the world and the people in it, the resulting restrictions and lockdowns represented a stark shift in everyday circumstances for so many. But as the following examples prove, humans can be remarkably resilient and adaptive when presented with adversity.
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