Promoting plant-based farming and gardening throughout North America
There is no single way to "do" veganic gardening. This article presents some of the key approaches that work well for a home-scale veganic garden, including container gardening, Ruth Stout technique, biointensive, lasagna gardening, forest gardening, permaculture, and self-fertilizing gardens.
You can grow your own fertilizer with living mulches. Living plants used as mulches have an advantage over dead mulches, such as straw and hay. They affect soils both above and below the ground. They grow with and around main crops and are usually green, succulent, and full of nutrients, with a well-developed root system. This root system works its way into the earth, opens up the soil, and feeds the soil food web all season long if living mulches are managed properly.
Learn about the establishment of forest gardens at The Living Centre in southwestern Ontario, from their initial vision to the implantation of diverse forest gardens as part of an ethic of land stewardship.
Step-by-step guide and tips for making a compost that functions on a balcony and doubles as a container garden.
An introduction for gardeners to veganic fertility, caring for the soil, sources of local plant-based fertility, and purchasing seed mixtures, potting soil and veganic fertilizers.
A microclimate is an area that due to its situation in the landscape may be warmer or colder, drier or wetter than the rest of the property. It is a play of the elements: air, sun, water, earth and space. By learning the theory behind microclimates, observing natural microclimates and creating microclimates, you can grow plants that are normally tender in your area and place plants in areas of the garden that are best adapted to their needs. Microclimate theory is equally useful when planning forest gardens.
Permaculture is an approach to agriculture that is based on designing gardens, farms and settlements to meet the needs of the earth and humans in the long term.
Originally a melding of the words permanent and agriculture, permaculture has now expanded to signify permanent culture. The ideals and guidelines of permaculture are not only useful for creating a sustainable food supply, but can also be applied to all aspects of creating a sustainable culture, such as housing, urban planning, economics, and interpersonal relationships.
Ark Gardens is a small veganic farm in east-central Alberta in the County of Minburn. They are an off-grid farm, deriving their power from wind and solar, and they are focused on growing fruits that are high in phytonutrients.
On December 4th, 2010, the Veganic Agriculture Network will have a kiosk in Montreal for the event Grande Rencontre Vege / Big Veggie Gathering.