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Pip Magazine

Issue 20

Pip Magazine provides simple, positive, practical solutions to living a more sustainable life. With articles on growing your own food, natural building,wholefoods, keeping bees, backyard chooks, fermenting, design, natural parenting and much more. Pip has profiles on people, projects, gardens, farms, houses and businesses. There are ‘how to’ guides, recipes, reviews, a directory and a kid’s section.

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SIMON MARSHALL Simon started gardening 25 years ago working for his grandmothers, before gaining the knowledge and experience to launch his own business. A trained horticulturalist specialising in arboriculture, he finished his studies in British Columbia, Canada, where his love for growing food flourished. Simon pursued his interest in edibles on his return to Australia, studying regenerative agriculture and completing his PDC. He now works as a landscape designer, growing mushrooms on his West Gippsland property. BEC McGUIRE Bec is a herbalist based in Yuin country in the south-eastern corner of New South Wales. An active practitioner of traditional western herbalism, Bec has been practicing the art and science of plant healing for over a decade. The founder of Wild Earth Herbs, Bec’s pursuit of herbal connection has taken her to five continents…

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“I set out to create a beautiful, informative and inspiring magazine” Welcome to Pip’s 20th issue. Wow, what a journey! When I started Pip my three girls were running around at knee height and now they’re mostly taller than me. Almost like a fourth child, Pip has grown and evolved with lots of attention and love and has come a long way from the seed of an idea I started with ten years ago. It started with a few people, all volunteering our time publishing two issues a year, to now having a highly experienced and talented team publishing four issues a year and distributing nearly ten times the number of magazines of when we started. Back then, I set out to create a beautiful, informative and inspiring magazine that was accessible to…

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mel baxter

Mel Baxter – AKA Moonshine Madness – is a talented illustrator based in Queensland. Inspired by botanical illustrations, retro calendars and Australian tea towels from the 1960s and 70s, her intricate line work and warm colour palette captivates a genre of retro Australiana which has earned her a strong and welldeserved following. Now working from a wood cabin surrounded by the Queensland bush, she treads lightly on the earth and is a staunch supporter of sustainable Australian businesses. Mel studied Visual Arts at Queensland University of Technology before becoming a full-time freelance designer and illustrator in 2009.…

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pip noticeboard

20! Welcome to the milestone of Pip’s 20th issue! An idea conceived a decade ago by founding editor Robyn Rosenfeldt who was not only committed to reducing her and her young family’s impact on the planet, but who wanted to inform, inspire and encourage people all around the country to do the same. Through relentless hard work and from humble beginnings, Pip has grown from a great idea and flourished into a highly respected media company to which readers, followers and listeners turn to for well-informed and inspirational content whenever and however they want it. And as Robyn wrote in her very first editorial in Issue 1 back in 2014, ‘This magazine is for you.’ And we can’t wait to bring you the next 20! NOMINATE A PERMIE! Nominations are now open for the…

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pip picks things we like

Dark Emu DARK LAGER Bruce Pascoe, Bunarong/Yuin man and author of Dark Emu, has released a dark lager brewed with Australian native grains grown and harvested on his property. Produced in collaboration with Sailors Grave Brewing in Orbost, Victoria and launched under Pascoe’s new Black Duck Foods banner, the smallbatch beer is available in 355 ml cans and has an alcohol content of 4.8 %. The can’s artwork was created by Yuin man Terry Hayes who helps Pascoe harvest the grains. $7.99 www.sailorsgravebrewing.com Opinel NO. 12 FOLDING SAW The smaller of Opinel’s two folding saws, the No. 12 saw features a 12 cm carbon-steel blade with an anticorrosion coating. The blade’s two rows of teeth are turned towards the handle, giving the saw its cutting power when pulled towards the user. Updates for 2021 means it…

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international projects

OGLALA LAKOTA CULTURAL AND ECONOMIC REVITALISATION INITIATIVE www.olceri.com The Indigenous people of the Oglala Lakota are revitalising their culture with permaculture, Indigenous wisdom and looking for solutions for the next seven generations. Based at Pine Ridge in South Dakota, a Reservation created in 1889 – originally part of the Great Sioux Reservation – there’s a need for change. Ranked the poorest county in the nation, it has a lack of housing, abysmal health issues, severe food insecurity and has been described as a developing nation within the USA. OLCERI is an Indigenous-led organisation aiming to cultivate skills for regeneration. It’s creating gardens, earthships, appropriate technologies and practising holistic land management. Completely off-grid, everything the organisation does is supporting affordable and accessible housing and a resilient food system. OLCERI hosts Indigenous Wisdom and Permaculture…