Easy Tomato Passata Recipe

It’s tomato season, and Monique Miller from CERES in Melbourne is gearing up for the second year of the Crowd Saucing project! Here we’re sharing her two top tips to keep your tomatoes a little longer: easy tomato passata and a simple low-tech DIY version for those without a passata press… Words by Monique Miller Even if it’s not been […]

Pip Issue 7 has hatched!

Pip Issue 7, the first issue for 2017, has hatched and it’s a beauty! Pip Issue 7 is our special chicken issue with all you need to know to raise your own backyard chooks; including a complete guide to chicken health care, breeding chickens and raising chickens for meat. We also have all our regular sections […]

APC13 in Perth Wrap up

APC13 in Perth by Robyn Rosenfeldt With one hundred and twenty permies, attending over fifty workshops over three days, APC13 (Australasian Permaculture Convergence) was a chance for some of the best minds in permaculture to share ideas, experiences and knowledge with one another not to mention many meals where some of the best discussions happened. […]

Pip Issue 6 is here!

It’s arrived! Pip Issue 6: our beautiful “Home” issue in gorgeous orange. With articles on tiny house living, natural building, rocket stoves, slow fashion, garden succession planning made easy and heaps more, we know you’re going to love this issue of Pip! This issue we delve into the heart of Melliodora, David Holmgren’s domestic-scale permaculture demonstration […]

Pip chats with Kathryn Scharf

Here at Pip mag we’re excited about the inaugural Community Food Hubs Conference in Bendigo next month. Pip spoke to keynote speaker Kathryn Scharf , a Canadian food sovereignty campaigner, about her work in the lead up to the big event. How did you end up where you are now, campaigning across the globe for fairer […]

Australasian Permaculture Convergence

The Thirteenth Australasian Permaculture Convergence is coming soon to Perth, Western Australia, and Pip is heading over the Nullarbor to get in on the action! We got the goss from convener Ross Mars on all things APC13… When is the Australasian Permaculture Convergence (APC13) on? The APC runs from October 2-5, 2016 with tours, workshops and courses […]

Food That Connects

To support the launch of the Australian Food Sovereignty Alliance’s crowd-funding campaign for a legal fighting fund for small scale farmers, we’re sharing this article by AFSA president and ethical pig farmer Tammi Jonas, from Pip Issue 5, our Fair Food Issue. Like Tammi, here at Pip we’re passionate about food that connects and creating a system that […]

Find your Perfect-Permie-Match!

Permaculture brings people together, and is all about finding relationships between different elements in a design… but what if it could help found some beautiful real-life human relationships? Permablitz Melbourne seem to think it can… we found out just how in this interview with Permablitz Melbourne Collective Member Adrian O’Hagan.   Why did Permablitz Melbourne decide to […]

Issue 5: peek inside!

Haven’t subscribed for issue 5 of Pip yet? Issue 5 – our Fair Food issue – is our biggest and best yet, featuring wise words from Nick Rose, Tammi Jonas, David Holmgren, Bruce Pascoe, Albert Bates, Kirsten Bradley and loads of other fabulous permies! We’re so proud of it we just wanted to show it off to you all.  Articles include:  Fair food: what a fair […]

How to move to the country

Dreaming of living the good life in the country? Melbourne native Mara Ripani of Village Dreaming tells Pip Magazine her top tips for a successful move to the country… Four years prior to moving to our 15 acre farm in Blampied (near Daylesford, Victoria) I began visualising my new life and wrote a list of […]

We’re launching with a Fair Food Forum!

We live in the age of the supermarket duopoly and yet people flock to farmers markets and community gardens, yearning for a stronger connection to their food. Pip Issue 5 is all about Fair Food, and to celebrate we’ve organised a free forum at Melbourne’s Sustainable Living Festival, and you’re invited! Join MC Nick Rose […]

Stockist Profile – Kunara Organic Marketplace

Kunara Organic Marketplace 30 Mons Rd, Forest Glen, QLD 4556 Tel: 07 5445 6440 Facebook | Website WHO ARE WE? We made our beginnings as a humble roadside stall 25 years ago and have grown to be the Southern hemispheres largest organic supermarket. We now include an organic café and garden centre that specializes in Australian […]

Stockist Profile – Dynamic Organic

Dynamic Organic Shop 9 & 10, 19 Gibson Street Mandurah WA 6210 Owner: Tamara Deans Email: tamara@dynamicorganic.com.au Tel: 08 9535 8180 Facebook | Website What sort of business is Dynamic Organic? Dynamic Organic is a health and wellness organic super store carrying over 3000 products including all general food items, meat, fish, dairy, vegan, gluten-free, paleo, sugar-free, […]

Stockist Profile – Garden of the Soul

Garden of the Soul 55 Swan Street, Morpeth NSW 2321 Owner: Diane Call Email: diane@gardenofthesoul.com.au Phone: 02 4933 9003 Facebook | Website What sort of business is Garden of the Soul? Garden of the Soul is a spiritual gift shop with an ecological bent, situated on the banks of the beautiful Hunter River in historical Morpeth village. We sell the […]

Stockist Profile – Spiral Garden

Spiral Garden Online (Based in Hobart, Tasmania) Owner: Lauren & Oberon Carter Email: lauren@spiralgarden.com.au   Facebook | Website What sort of business is Spiral Garden? Spiral Garden is a family-run online business, based near Hobart, Tasmania. We stock a combination of locally handmade, fair-trade, natural, sustainable and ethically produced products for families, which inspire creativity, open-ended play […]

Stockist Profile – Benton Rise Farm Market

Benton Rise Farm Market 150 Coolart Road, Tuerong, Victoria Owner: Ryan & Debra Sharpley Phone: 0410 663 702 Facebook | Website What sort of business is Benton Rise Farm Market? Benton Rise Farm is a community focused fresh fruit and vegetable market on the Mornington Peninsula, Victoria. We focus on growing and sourcing the freshest local produce […]

INHABIT – A Permaculture Documentary

INHABIT – A Permaculture Perspective. “One of the best permaculture docos of the last thirty years” according to permaculture co-originator, David Holmgren. And, after a successful Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign, touring permaculture demonstrations far and wide, and stacks of hard work, this visual and musical permaculture feast has arrived. You can watch INHABIT – A Permaculture […]