Veganic Agriculture Network

Promoting plant-based farming and gardening throughout North America

Most recent articles


Most recent articles


Gentle World

Saturday 2 November 2013

Gentle World is a vegan educational organization and intentional community with two locations: one on the Big Island of Hawaii, and one on the North Island of New Zealand.



Forest Gardening: Cultivating an Edible Landscape

Robert Hart
Tuesday 13 August 2013
This book presents the philosophy that lead Robert Hart to develop the first Forest Garden in a temperate climate.


The Ruth Stout System of permanent hay mulching

Tuesday 18 June 2013

With the Ruth Stout technique, gardens are established and maintained using a thick layer of hay mulch. This eliminates the need for digging, fertilizing and watering.



Photojournal of a Ruth Stout garden

Tuesday 18 June 2013

Photojournal of a new garden being established using the Ruth Stout technique of permanent hay mulching. This technique eliminates the need for digging, fertilizing and watering.



Sheet mulching with cardboard and potatoes

Saturday 11 May 2013

With this incredibly simple technique, you can prepare a new no-till garden with few materials, while improving the quality of your soil for future years. Or, in an existing garden, it’s a simple and low-maintenance way of growing potatoes.



Animal Place Veganic Farm

Grass Valley, California
Sunday 17 March 2013

Animal Place (www.animalplace.org) has been providing refuge to neglected farmed animals since 1989 on their sanctuary in California. More recently, they launched a 3-acre veganic farm, a working proof of the concept that domesticated animals are not necessary to grow food. In conjunction with the resident animal ambassadors, Animal Place’s veganic farm educates visitors about how their food is produced and demonstrates a healthier, more compassionate way of eating and living.



Shumei Natural Agriculture

Farming to Create Heaven on Earth

Lise M. Hamilton
Thursday 14 February 2013
In the book Farming to Create Heaven on Earth, American journalist Lisa M. Hamilton provides an overview and her insight into the farming movement called Natural Agriculture. This approach to farming is based on a deep reverence for nature. Born in Japan, the Natural Farming movement now has (...)


Growing Sustainability

Dave Darlington
Wednesday 13 February 2013
The book is a compilation of the writings of Dave of Darlington – a treasury of useful information for gardeners and farmers, gleaned from Dave’s long experience and enhanced by well-informed thoughts on the ethics and politics behind farming. Available at the Vegan organic (...)


The knowledge of Manfred Wenz

Organic no-till and direct sowing
Sunday 6 January 2013

Manfred Wenz has successfully developed no-till techniques for direct seeding of commercial grain crops, all while building up the vitality and organic matter of his soil.



Systemic approach more efficient than GMOs

Sunday 6 January 2013

The systemic approach is a method of breeding plant varieties that are hearty and resistant to all forms of stress, such as disease and drought. In the systemic approach, traditional principles of plant breeding are used, though the plants are subjected to a wide range of stresses, and only the most resistant plants are selected for continued breeding. The systemic approach offers a promising alternative to GMO’s, and it produces results that go beyond our expectations.



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