The brand new issue of Australia’s only printed Permaculture journal Pip magazine is out. Pip #4 is packed with articles on soil, perennials, the art of free travel, a permaculture diet, sharing permaculture with your children, earth bag building and more.
Its feature is, as you may have already guessed, bees. Humble bees. What is their plight, and can we do something to save them? The best backyard beehives? What about native bees? You will bee informed! As its new regular special feature, the magazine comes with the most comprehensive and updated directory to permaculture and related courses happening all around the country, and a new real estate section for those looking for permaculture property.
Our other favourite feature story in this issue is “Artist as family”. In this piece, Patrick Jones and Meg Ulman explain how twelve permaculture principles were applied while they went cycling with the family, all the way up the east coast to the top of the continent from their home in Daylesford. We are eagerly waiting to read their forthcoming book The art of free travel.
Product of a dedicated team of enthusiasts, spearheaded by the publishing editor, Robyn Rosenfeldt, Pip magazine was launched early last year. This new magazine has found its niche in a crowded sustainability (from gardening, farming, owner-building, energy, architecture) magazine market. It stands out because it has permaculture principles firmly set in spine, while its fellow shelf dwellers only hover around blindly. Its articles are informative and practical, and they are attractively laid out and designed in print format. Itself, an embodiment and expression of permaculture.
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As for the plight of the bees, see Mitra film’s doco Honeybee blues