Promoting plant-based farming and gardening throughout North America
Using human urine can help us work toward a closed-loop fertility system. While not a plant-based technique per se, using their own urine is a way that veganic gardeners can cycle back the nutrients from the foods they consume, while also diverting their urine from the water system where it acts as a pollutant.
Many people don’t have access to a garden either because they live in an apartment or have contaminated soil. Growing veganic food in a container allows people to grow fresh local food in any location.
There is more than one way to prepare the ground for planting. In no-till, organic matter is built up on top of the lawn without damaging the underlying soil structure. Digging or tilling is a quick approach to loosening the soil when first beginning a garden. And with raised beds, the soil is built up above the normal ground level.
Natural ecosystems have a wide diversity of plants, animals, and soil organisms, and ideally so should our gardens. Gardening is a way that we can participate in bringing biodiversity back to altered landscapes.