Veganic Agriculture Network

Promoting plant-based farming and gardening throughout North America

Most recent articles


Most recent articles


100% organic, from start to finish

Thursday 8 May 2008

Animal-based fertilizers, like manure and blood meal, often come from animals that were not raised organically. They may have been exposed to chemicals, GMO feed, hormones, and antibiotics. Veganic growers can maintain fertility on their own holding using completely organic plant-based techniques, ensuring that the entire cycle of agriculture is 100% organic.



Huguenot Street Farm

New Paltz, New York
Wednesday 7 May 2008
Farmers Ron and Kathryn have a model veganic farm on 77 acres in New Paltz, New York. Growing over 125 varieties of vegetables, fruits, and flowers, including heirloom varieties, Huguenot Street Farm runs a 21-week CSA for 200 families in the region. CSA members can also take advantage of a (...)


Teaming With Microbes - A Gardener’s Guide to the Soil Food Web

Lowenfels, Jeff and Wayne Lewis
Sunday 4 May 2008
Teaming with Microbes introduces readers to the vast abundance of living creatures in the soil. Through complex inter-relations between microorganisms, a soil food web is formed. While chemicals and many farming techniques disrupt this balance, the authors explain ways to help the soil life (...)


Think global, eat local veganic

Tuesday 22 April 2008

Supporting local veganic farmers not only helps to reduce your ecological footprint, it also creates a viable livelihood for the farmers, and it responds to the problems surrounding globalized agriculture.



Victoria Farm

Geneva, Florida
Thursday 17 April 2008
Victoria Farm is an expanding family farm. It is run by Kip and Emily in Geneva, Florida. In 2008, Victoria Farm became the first farm in North America to be Certified Stockfree-Organic through the U.K.’s standards for veganic farms. Their certification was awarded through joint efforts between (...)


Growing Green International

Sunday 6 April 2008
This magazine is published twice a year by the Vegan Organic Network, and is distributed to its supporters. Growing Green International covers a variety of topics, such as gardening tips, growing and preserving vegetables, articles about farm visits, environmental and social issues, upcoming (...)


Mulch total - Der Garten der Zukunft

KRETSCHMANN, Kurt and Rudolf BEHM
Thursday 3 April 2008
Long time gardener Kurt Kretschmann has focused his experiments on mulching techniques. He uses exclusively plants-based mulches for his fertilization. Among his observations are increased soil activity (i.e. earthworms), and better water retention. The book also includes wise observations and (...)


Ruth Stout’s Garden

Monday 31 March 2008
This video presents Ruth Stout’s approach to gardening: putting hay on the ground, and then planting through it. That’s all! No soil work, no weeding, no watering, no fertilizer!


The Synergistic Garden

Emilia Hazelip
Monday 31 March 2008
Emilia Hazelip presents the approach she developed based on permaculture and Masanobu Fukuoka’s principles of natural farming. She explains that her method improves soil life by using permanent beds, by keeping the ground permanently covered using mulches, and by planting together different (...)


Veganic gardening – The Alternative System for Healthier Crops

O’BRIEN, Kenneth Dalziel
Sunday 23 March 2008
This book describes a specific growing system that uses no animals products. Three types of vegetable compost are also presented to respond to the needs of certain plants.


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