Published at the beginning of each season, Sprout is a celebration of local food, producers and cuisine. It is about living sustainably through promoting fresh, seasonal produce  and encouraging people to make a difference by growing their own food and making sustainable food choices.

Sprout Magazine has regular features on growing your own food, and a seasonal food table and delicious recipes to cook up a feast with your fresh produce. We will feature passionate experts, food lovers, committed producers, community organisations, government agencies, industry groups, and people who make food their business to focus on one of the best and essential things in life—food.


Publisher & Editor
Diane Jardine

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Diane has worked in all areas of the media and publishing industries for more than 16 years. She has a background in educational, custom and trade book publishing and has worked as a freelance editor and project manager for most of Australia’s top book and magazine publishers. She has worked as a journalist and as a corporate communications writer. She is passionate about food, loves to eat well, and is serious about treating the environment with care and respect. 

Design Director & Website Developer
Jason Cupitt



Jason Cupitt brings his passion for design to the pages of Sprout Magazine as well as his expertise in web design and new media. He has worked for many of Australia’s publishers and leading companies to create stunning books and magazines.

He shares a love of good food and sustainable living.

Arunas Photography

Arunas is a professional photographer with 13 years experience both nationally and internationally. He has numerous awards and exhibitions to his name. Apart from getting great shots, it is his laid-back and people-friendly approach that has earned him a long line of trusted blue chip clients — including Sprout Magazine.


Illustrations and photography
Kymba, Kym Burrows, runs a creative agency based in Byron Bay specialising in branding; print and website design; and illustration. The Kymba illustrations and photos for Sprout Magazine perfectly align with her passions of food, wine and nature. You can signup to receive free illustrated Postcards from Kymba delivered to your inbox at www.kymba.com.

Linda Brennan
Our Greenthumb Goddess has a passion for good food grown and prepared locally. As well as writing interesting, informative, useful and practical articles on gardening for Sprout, she has been facilitating workshops and professional development courses in workplaces and for home gardeners for over two decades, helping people create sustainable gardens and healthy lives. You can find out more at https://ecobotanica.com.au.


Susannah Hardy, Georgia Booth, Erin Wright, Lilani Goonesena, Hannah Jermyn, Charlotte Longergan, Justine McClymont, Linda Moon, Gail May, Sophie Pusz, Catherine Sullivan

Sprout Magazine is printed on Woodfree paper that is PEFC/FSC certified and ISO 14001 accredited.

PEFC (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification) is an international non-profit, non-governmental organisation dedicated to promoting Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) through independent third-party certification.

FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) is an international, non-profit organisation founded in 1993 by environmentalists, social interest groups, responsible retailers and leading forest companies to develop standards based on the 10 Principles for Forest Stewardship by which responsible forest practice can be measured. These standards ensure that environmental, social and economic needs are balanced, and that long-term forest management plans are implemented.

Sprout is printed by McPhersons Printing Group in Maryborough, Victoria using non-toxic vegetable-based inks.

All McPherson’s Printing Group’s sites have certification to Environmental Management Systems ISO 14001.


Sprout Magazine is published by Plum Pages – ABN 14 496 206 153

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