Thursday, 27 March 2014

PIP for you, PIP for me - a giveaway

Have you discovered PIP Australian Permaculture Magazine yet?  It's brand new.  It was only launched on Saturday down at Ceres.  I truly do believe that this is a magazine for you and for me.  Once you've discovered permaculture, it's stuck in your head.  You can't help but want more knowledge and you want to connect with other people who practice permaculture.  For some of us this is possible but others haven't formed those real life connections.
Either way this magazine is great.  Better still, this magazine is crowd funded!  Yet again we see the 'power of the people' in action!  Nothing makes me feel better.  I was childishly proud to have donated the fifty bucks that got the magazine over the line.  Many more have added to the funds since then.  Nothing speaks louder than words (or in this case money).  I love to make my money talk!
People are keen to read a magazine that relates to their lifestyle and this one is it for me.  Robyn has done an amazing job to see her vision through to becoming a reality.  Congratulations Robyn.  Great idea!

The first issue has a story on what permaculture is all about, stories about individuals involved in the permy lifestyle, an article about starting a food forest, recipes (including herbal remedies) and heaps more.  At this point it will be published every six months.
I have to be honest, I have not read the magazine from cover to cover yet but I wanted to get it out to you while it was still hot off the press!  Geez, it takes me the full two months to read my Organic Gardener magazines.  However, I have read enough to know it's great.  The content is great, it's a nice looking mag and it's printed on 100% recycled paper.

Robyn has kindly agreed to give a copy of the first issue of PIP Australian Permaculture Magazine to one of my readers.  So if followers leave a comment below we will randomly choose a winner next Thursday.  I'm not very tech savvy so, if it's okay with you guys, the kids and I will put the names in a hat and pull one out.  To make it fun why not tell me what you would like to read about in a magazine.  Who knows?  You may help Robyn come up with ideas for the next issue.
If you're not the lucky winner you can buy your copy here.  I would also encourage all of you to donate whatever you feel is reasonable to your personal situation to see this magazine continue to publish great articles!

I'd like to make it clear that I am not receiving anything for writing this post.  I'm just really excited about this new magazine!!

So come on followers!  Get commenting.  I'm delighted to be doing this giveaway!

19 comments:

Sharon said...

Hi Linda, I have subscribed to this magazine and Im just commenting as I received mine in the post last week and its my new favorite magazine , it has so many wonderful articles but like you I havnt read it cover to cover yet. But I highly recommend everyone to subscribe to it. xx So informative

Linda said...

It's great isn't it Sharon! Glad you've discovered it too. Enjoy reading. :-)

rabidlittlehippy said...

Also proud to have been a part of funding this magazine and bragged long and loud to my husband to see my name printed in the magazine too. :)
You've beaten me to it! I was thinking of doing the same with a give away too. ;)
Looking forward to finding the time to sit and enjoy a cuppa and read my magazine in peace. Maybe on the weekend?

Patty@inStitches said...

This looks like something I'd read cover to cover! Love the duck on the cover and hope to raise ducks again some day. Live in town and have noise ordinances unfortunately!

Linda said...

Hey rabidlittlehippy, yay! I missed out on getting my name in print coz I asked for it to be changed to 'Greenhaven' rather than my actual name. Must have confused the issue. :-(

Sure you'd enjoy
reading it Patty. Gee, ducks don't make much noise so maybe you could sneak one in!

GC said...

I love the look of this magazine. I am interested in permaculture, but am just starting. I'd like to read about mandalas. Thanks for the chance to win a copy. Geraldine

Louise said...

Wow would love to read that magazine!! please pick me

Kim said...

That magazine sounds wonderful! I look forward to finding out more about it. And I just love that you are pulling names out of a hat- you are like me, I admire people's ability to use these random number generators and other widgets but I can't work it out either.

Fiona from Arbordale Farm said...

I was late in finding out about it and they had closed the funding stage by the time I heard about it but if I do not win a copy then I will be subscribing.

Tania said...

It looks very readable Linda! I need all the help I can get in the garden at the moment. I love reading about integrating various animals into the permaculture way. Thank you Linda - this is a great giveaway and I will certainly be checking this out.

Meg said...

I've only just heard about this magazine. It looks great and I'm sure I'd read it cover to cover :)

Crunchie's Mum said...

Great timing. I recently decided to stop subscribing to a magazine I have been subscribing to for many years. The price has gone up and the format has been changed. Is become a bit too commercial for me. I will be very interested in checking out this new mag.

city garden country garden said...

Great to hear such a glowing review of it Linda, I've just subscribed :)

Ayla said...

I appreciate these reviews as I haven't been able to have a flick yet! I like little snapshots of what the articles look like. Thank you :)

Cheryl said...

Hi Linda, what a great offer, I'll put my hand up to be in the draw. It's funny my husband is working on a crowd funded project at the moment, and I had never heard of it before, and now I'm hearing about it again!

I'm always one for the really practical tips in a magazine, maybe an article on methods of determining water frequency and amounts, I never know how much or how often to water the veggies.

mumma ox said...

What a great publication- I'd love to have a read.

Zara said...

I was so happy when I received my copy of Pip magazine. It's got so many amazing articles.
You sure will have one lucky reader who wins this copy. x

Bek said...

It looks like a great read. Pity I challenged myself to buy nothing unneccessary this month. But if I don't chance a lucky win I can always get it myself come May.

Linda said...

Ooops! Announced the winner on another post but just realised I haven't posted a comment here! Louise has won the magazine. I hope you enjoy reading it Louise! It was great to hear how many of you are already involved and to hear the enthusiasm from those discovering it's existence. Hooray for permaculture! Let's make it mainstream.