It’s been over a decade since Australia had it’s own Permaculture Magazine. The March equinox launch of Pip at the CERES Harvest Festival in Melbourne brought many old hands out to celebrate Robyn Rosenfeldt’s new venture.
The successful crowd funding campaign helped raise the funds to print and mail out the first edition. Along with the financial aspect of the campaign, almost 300 people showed their trust and support to bring the project to life.
The idea behind the magazine is to help bring the permaculture community together by providing a space where ideas can be shared. It’s a place where people can feel that they are part of a vibrant movement that they can learn from and contribute to. A collaboration that will strengthen our diverse networks.
“It’s actually a meeting place for all the different people, groups and communities around Australia.” Robyn Rosenfeldt – Pip editor
Contributors from all over Australia have provided input to the first edition, including the feature article Permaculture for food security and sovereignty by David Holmgren who officially launched the magazine. During his talk David pointed out that it’s not the uber-rich that’s having the biggest impact on the planet as “most of the resources go into supporting the billion of so middle class people”. By sharing our experiences and the benefits that they bring, we inspire others to make change.
An exciting initiative in the magazine is the integration of the design principle icons that feature on this website. Each article includes an icon that is most relevant, which helps embed these important tools into our memory. A convenient reference guide is located on the inside cover. For more information or to make a purchase click here.
You can see a little of the launch in this short video: