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Issue 24 Flipbook

What you'll find in Issue 23: Easy home soil tests to help create better soil Learn how to grow your own onions, garlic, leeks and chives Our guide to natural building techniques Get the most from your harvest with root-to-tip eating Make your own waste-free kitchen cloths low-alcohol drinks for better health Meet Indigenous cover artist Cheryl Davison An exploration of modern rituals to get your 2022 off to a positive start. Plus all our regular sections including foraging, garden guides, reducing waste, book reviews, kids patch and more.

Kids’ Patch

elkie-kade
Our kids’ patch winners for this issue are Elkie and Kade from Light Pass, SA, you’ve won a Patternation Eco-City magnetic game which lets you design your very own sustainable city! Choosing from 140 tiles, Patternation allows you to incorporate elements such as community gardens, renewable energy, recycling and emission-free transport to create a great place for the community to live.

Botanical Colour: Homegrown Ink

sustainable-art
Making your own ink, dyes and art materials from the natural world around you is a deeply satisfying and almost therapeutic process. It not only grows your intimacy with the plants and soils of the place you live in, but also is a far more sustainable art practice, reducing transport, packaging and toxic ingredients.

Indigenous Culture: Dreamtime Stories

Walbunga and Ngarigo
Dreamtime and Creation stories exist to teach people how to look after the land, its creatures and their custodians. But to truly appreciate their significance, we first must understand what is meant by the Dreamtime and the Dreaming.

Minimising Waste: Using Preserves

preserves
oo often our preserves sit at the back of the pantry gathering dust. But using them is just as important as making sure your homegrown goodness doesn’t go to waste in the first place.

Garden Diary: For The Record

diary
So much more than a place to record your successes and failures in the garden, a diary can help you to connect with your patch, understand your environment and maximise your yield.

How To Build A Berry Patch

berry
Winter is the perfect time to prepare your patch for that crop of summer berries you’ve always wanted. No more plastic punnets, an unrivalled depth of flavour and the joy of being able to pick the sweet taste of summer straight from the bush.

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 editorial@pipmagazine.com.au

5 Staples For Every Garden

silverbeet
There are not many things more satisfying than pulling a lemon off your own tree, picking some salad leaves to have with dinner or even unearthing potato treasures from your soil. There are some things that are a must- have in your garden that will help feed your family and now is a great time to try your hand at growing some of them. Whether you live in a house, share house,

International Projects

school-nature
The School of Nature (Escola da Natureza) is set within the Piracanga ecovillage, on the coast of Bahia in Brazil. It is a school of permaculture and ecological practices set up to promote – and immerse people in – planetary regeneration and engage children in nature- based experiences.

Pip Picks – Things We Like

sun-seeker
This comprehensive sun-tracking app is the perfect companion when planning your vegie garden, greenhouse or considering solar panels. Using GPS, a magnetometer and gyroscope, the app will tell you the correct solar position and therefore the exact path the sun will take across your yard at any time of the day or year.

Pip Noticeboard

dirt
We’d love to hear what you want to read, listen and watch more of. Let us know how we can inspire you by emailing editorial@pipmagazine.com.au. And if you don’t like something, we want to know about that, too!

Editorial

robyn
Wow, what a time we find ourselves in. Now more than ever it is feeling like the world is in crisis. From recent flooding, to war, to the pandemic and just the general effects of global warming and climate change. It feels like we are reaching a tipping point.

Pip Noticeboard

facemask
The 2022 Off-Grid Linving Festival is being held over 9–10 April at Centennial Park in Eldorado, Victoria, just 75 km southwest from the border town of Albury. Now in its fifth year, the two-day event takes in all things sustainability as it aims to inspire and connect people with an interest in reducing their home’s impact on the planet.

Editorial

robyn
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.

Pip Picks – Things We Like

Baba Tree
This foldable, machine-washable yoga mat has a non-slip base made from natural rubber and a moisture-wicking vegan suede top which is free of chemicals, plastics, silicones or phthalates.

Permaculture Around The World

MAY PROJECT GARDENS
Organiclea is a community farm at the northern edge of London in the Lea Valley next to the ancient woodland Epping Forest which, incredibly, has been continuously forested since neolithic times. The 12-acre farm started in 2008 and is run as a cooperative.