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!