Welcome to Issue 23 of Pip and our eighth year of bringing you great content. I’m realising our content is now more relevant than ever and I can see the growing interest in the importance of being more sustainable and self-reliant.

I’m not talking about complete self-sufficiency, instead about having a few things in the garden or in pots to eat. But as well as a garden’s potential to provide food, it plays an equally important role as a place to escape to, to just be with your plants and to be in the here and now.

With our lives being more home based, it’s great to have that outlet, however it may look. Whether it be a sprawling vegie garden, a small backyard patch or just a few plants on a sunny windowsill, having that green life to immerse yourself in, to care for and have the satisfaction of watching grow is therapeutic.