Pip Permaculture

Pip Australian Permaculture. Grow Build Eat Create Nurture Connect

Pip Australian Permaculture.

Australia has a new Permaculture magazine. Pip! Pip was a crowd funded project through Pozible earlier this year and one to which I was most proud to contribute (my name is printed in there too πŸ™‚ and was the first thing for which I looked πŸ˜€ ). Printed on 100% recycled paper Pip is a gorgeous magazine and one to keep on the shelves. Indeed it would also make a wonderful coffee table book.

Full colour yet none of the nasty glossy shine.

Full colour yet none of the nasty glossy shine.

In order to celebrate the release of Pip and to share it with you I would like to offer to all my Aussie readers the chance to win a subscription to Pip for 1 year. If you would like to win a 12 month subscription to Pip, please leave a comment below telling me what permaculture means to you and brings to your life. I’m not going to judge the most amazing entry or anything like that but I would love to know what Permaculture means to you. I’d love to know what permacultureΒ means to my overseas readers too so please feel free to share if you’re not Down Under, just let me know from whence you hail. πŸ™‚

The articles inside are great reading and cover a range of areas under the permaculture umbrella.

The articles inside are great reading and cover a range of areas under the permaculture umbrella.

Articles fit under several headings: Regular, Features, Grow, Build, Eat, Create, Nurture and Connect.

Articles fit under several headings: Regular, Features, Grow, Build, Eat, Create, Nurture and Connect.

And the advertisements page even reads wonderfully. A directory for permaculture organisations, a small classified section and a list of PDC course providers.

And the advertisements page even reads wonderfully. A directory for permaculture organisations, a small classified section and a list of PDC course providers.

I’ll draw the winner next week. πŸ™‚

 

Competition is now closed. Thanks for all who entered. πŸ™‚

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19 thoughts on “Pip Permaculture

  1. Miriam says:

    Permaculture gives me the chance to be inspired by nature whilst living in a world where we seem to be encouraged to be inspired by technology .

  2. Sue says:

    To me permaculture means the future. Not just my future, but my children’s future, their children’s future and the future of mankind. We make seemingly small steps each and every day, in some way or another and my hope is that soon, in the not too distant future, I will see we have made huge steps in our little corner of the world that will inspire others to embrace permaculture.

    • Yes! It IS the future for us all and the only one I can see. No matter what terminology you apply, permaculture, self sufficiency, home gardening etc, the only way the earth can feed her children without fossil fuels to force growth is through permaculture.
      Look back to where you were 12 months ago Sue. If I think about all we’ve done in 12 months it floors me. The differences in our life over the past 2 years though boggles the mind! I am sure that over a long term view of 6 or 12 months you too will see how very far you’ve come. πŸ™‚

  3. For me permeculture is a way to live on this earth without harming it. It is my ultimate end goal. We have not made our tree change yet, but we are working our way towards it, and slowly turning our suburban back yard into a mini-permeculture paradise. Permeculture brings us food, enrichment, learning, peace, happiness and a sense of being in the right place.

    • It’s amazing how much one can grow in a suburban back yard. Permaculture does bring all of that. Its wonderful isn’t it. πŸ™‚ And Gaia loves us back for loving her too.

  4. Linne says:

    I’m from Canada (you may remember) πŸ˜‰ I first learned about modern permaculture when I began reading your blog and Narfie’s. You two led me to other bloggers and it’s been very interesting. I think that to me, permaculture is the way the world has always been, up until the last century. In the modern application I find hope for the future of the earth and for all who live in it. (yes, I mean ‘in’; the atmosphere is part of the earth, too). To see so many people learning natural principles and applying them, all over the world, is a wonderful thing. I’m so inspired by people who are willing to learn to work with nature; first learning from nature, instead of assuming that humans are superior and therefore entitled to use force in attempting to strip the earth of its treasures. Permaculturists know that the earth must be listened to, learned from, nurtured and protected if we are to survive as a species. ~ Linne

    • You will be one of our go-to people Linne when the SHTF. You have so much knowledge of the old world skills. πŸ™‚ And yes, we Victorian’s must stick together even when we are across opposite sides of this glorious planet. πŸ˜‰

  5. Tracey says:

    I try to practice what permaculture I can on my small suburban block, and hope my young grandsons will learn how to live with nature as they help me in the garden. I hope they will learn to care for their environment as they help, as only 3 year olds (twins (: ) can. They are very excited to learn about the different insects in the garden, and show anyone silly enough to visit us in the garden.

    • 3yo’s in the garden are… Interesting. My 2.5, 4.5 and 5,5 yos are just as interesting although Allegra (4.5) seems keen and interested. She even helps me weed n seed. πŸ˜€

  6. Simone says:

    To me permaculture means living not just existing, not spending all our time working for someone else to earn money to pay someone else to do the things I could be doing myself and teaching my children skills that most have forgotten.

  7. foodnstuff says:

    I contributed through Pozible too, but stupidly put myself down as anonymous so didn’t get a free copy and had to subscribe. Not to worry. It’s promising to be a great mag.

  8. narf77 says:

    There isn’t enough room for me to waylay you with what Permaculture means to me, to mine and to the universe in general. I guess to simplify it down to it’s teeny tiny roots (simplification being the most important principle IMHO) it is treading lightly and working with natural cycles to give you, your garden and the world the best chance of achieving your goals. Learning to work WITH nature and observe and be patient rather than forcing ourselves on the earth. Glad you saw your name up in lights and cheers for the chance to enter a giveaway. I just sigh whenever I see “and a giveaway” on most of the blogs that I follow πŸ˜‰

  9. Ok, closing the competition and drawing the winner. Numbers given as follows and about to use a random number generator to draw the winner.
    Miriam – 1
    Sue – 2
    Naturopathic Mum – 3
    Tracey – 4
    Simone – 5
    Foodnstuff – 6
    Narf77 – 7

    Check out the post I’m about to write to find out who won. πŸ™‚

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