Veganic Agriculture Network

Promoting plant-based farming and gardening throughout North America

Most recent articles


Most recent articles


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.



Growing Green: Grow Your Own Fruit and Veg

Saturday 29 December 2012

Graham Cole demonstrates how you can feed your family on your allotment and garden using vegetable compost and green manures to obtain good crops of high nutritional value. No poisons or artificial fertilisers are used. This method is the kindest to the environment and all Earth’s creatures.



Community composts

Monday 16 January 2012

Community composting is an option for composting collectively with others in our neighborhood. Community composts are especially suited to neighborhoods where there isn’t appropriate space for individual backyard composts, such as apartment blocks or residential areas surrounded by asphalt.



Ongoing Courses and Workshops

Friday 6 January 2012

Ongoing courses and workshops that teach veganic growing methods.



Self-fertilizing gardens

Background, principles and maintenance
Thursday 5 January 2012

Self-fertilizing gardens are a way of growing fruits and vegetables through creating diverse ecosystems that rely mainly on natural processes. These gardens have permanent raised beds, with water points and trees, to create a system that largely self-regulates. Self-fertilizing gardens (SFG) are part of the wider world of permaculture, since this method of gardening minimizes human actions and management, and allows nature to play its role.



Creating a self-fertilizing garden

Thursday 5 January 2012

This how-to guide gives instructions and a photojournal for beginning a self-fertilizing garden.



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