Veganic Agriculture Network

Promoting plant-based farming and gardening throughout North America

Most recent articles


Most recent articles


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.



Fertilizing with human urine

Sunday 20 November 2011

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.



Liquid Gold, the Lore & Logic of Using Urine to Grow Plants

Carol Steinfeld
Saturday 19 November 2011
Carol Steinfield’s book is a great introduction to the history and culture of human urine, focusing on its applications in growing food. While not a plant-based technique per se, using their own urine is a way that veganic gardeners can work toward a closed loop system through local nutrient (...)


Le poireau préfère les fraises: les meilleures associations de plantes

Hans Wagner
Monday 14 November 2011
Note: this book is only available in French and German In this short book, Hans Wagner presents companion planting methods that are inspired by the principles of Gertrud Franck. Here, the gardens are always growing, there is never any digging, and there is only a small amount of surface work (...)


Make a donation

Sunday 13 November 2011
The Veganic Agriculture Network is a young organization with limited resources. We have a small budget to cover website costs, transportation expenses, and to develop materials to promote veganic growing. As our financing grows, so can our network, bringing more opportunities to develop and (...)


How to Grow More Vegetables (and Fruits, Nuts, Berries, Grains, and Other Crops) Than You Ever Thought Possible on Less Land Than You Can Imagine

John Jeavons
Monday 22 August 2011
A practical guide (including charts and planning grids) for growing more food in a smaller area: double digging, compost making, plant spacing, and biodiversity settings. The biointensive method is based on the 40 years experience of John Jeavons with the non-profit Ecology Action. Biointensive (...)


The Harmonious Wheatsmith

Mark Moodie
Monday 22 August 2011
The Harmonious Wheatsmith explains a method for growing grains without ploughing. Developed by Marc Bonfils in France, this method promotes soil health and reduces nutrient leakage by growing wheat alongside perennial stands of clover. Bonfils experimented to find the optimal timing and spacing (...)


Mischkultur und naturgemäße Bodenpflege

Jakobus Langerhorst
Monday 22 August 2011
This practical book summarizes the knowledge and experience of Jakobus Langerhorst, who runs a small scale vegan permaculture farm in Austria using a mixed culture approach. Attention is given to soil improvement, crop diversity, compost making, and sustainable fertility. * Only available in (...)


Container gardening how-to

Monday 15 August 2011

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.



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