Robyn Rosenfeldt, founding publisher & editor

Where do you live, and on what sort of property?

I live in Pambula on a two and a half acre property on the edge of town.  I live here with my partner, my three beautiful children, and at last count three sheep, four chickens a rooster and five ducks.

How did you get into permaculture?

I got into permaculture through a love of gardening and growing my own food but soon realised permaculture was so much more than gardening. After completing my PDC (permaculture design certificate) I realised it was my mission to combine my passion for permaculture with my love of publishing, photography and writing and create Pip Magazine.

What do you do for Pip?

I started Pip. Pip is my baby and I am the publisher, editor, art director, photographer, writer, book keeper and tea lady.

What’s next in your permaculture journey?

My property is a work in progress. Between creating a magazine and looking after my family I spend time growing food and creating a beautiful space to live in. To keep me sane among all my commitments I surf and do yoga.


Emily Stokes, assistant editor

Where do you live, and on what sort of property?

I live in Candelo with my family plus our milking cows, beef cattle, horses, goats and chickens on 150acres of African lovegrass and European blackberry. Hence our major project of regenerating our soil has many challenges. We try to grow a lot of our own food and swap within our community.

How did you get into permaculture?

My partner learnt about permaculture in Tasmania in the 90s. We have lots of permaculture books on our shelves and I finally did a PDC a few years ago. One of my other joys is fermenting – we named our property ‘Fermaculture Farm’ to incorporate two of my favourite things.

What do you do for Pip?

Research, write, commission and edit articles. I’ve been writing freelance for a number of years and I’m very happy to have two of my passions converge; writing and sustainable lifestyles.

What’s next in your permaculture journey?

In my PDC I did a site design for our property. We are slowly putting the design into action and it’s great to keep looking back at the plan and see that we have actually done something – cos it’s (did I mention it already?) slow….slow living!


Clive Lochner, advertising

Where do you live, and on what sort of property?

I live in a townhouse with a courtyard in inner western Sydney.

How did you get into permaculture?

I discovered it through Bill Mollison, one of the peeps who coined the phrase ‘Permaculture’ back in the early 1990’s.
I was a working on an environment magazine and a jazz magazine at the time.

What do you do for Pip?

I am the National Advertising Director.

What’s next in your permaculture journey?

Helping to get the Permaculture message out across Australia and New Zealand.


Adrian O’Hagan, web & digital

Where do you live, and on what sort of property?

I live on what used to be the typical quarter acre block in the leafy eastern suburbs of Melbourne. My 5yo daughter thinks we live on a farm as we have chickens and bees, lots of fruit trees, a pond and herbs and veggies all growing happily. We’ve even successfully grown our own coffee!

How did you get into permaculture?

I first discovered permaculture a couple of years ago when I borrowed the DVD collection of Costa’s Garden Odyssey from my local library. I was trying to learn more about gardening, and I can’t remember if someone told me about this series, or if I read about it, but either way – I loved this series, and it was this that introduced me to the concept of permaculture. From here I read all I could, did a few short courses, went to a few Permablitzes – I couldn’t get enough!

What do you do for Pip?

I look after the website and try to smooth out any digital bumps.

What’s next in your permaculture journey?

Now that I’ve done my PDC I’m looking forward to doing some site designs! I’d also like to investigate social permaculture, as I believe that nothing makes a community stronger than being engaged with each other.