Veganic Agriculture Network

Promoting plant-based farming and gardening throughout North America

Most recent articles

Most recent articles

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.

Preparing the ground: No-till, till and raised beds

Sunday 7 August 2011

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.

Gardening for biodiversity

Tuesday 26 July 2011

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.

Tips for starting a new garden

Tuesday 26 July 2011

This article gives some general tips about starting a new garden for beginners.

Different ways to garden veganically

Tuesday 26 July 2011

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.

Living mulch

Wednesday 11 May 2011

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.

Forest gardens in Ontario

Established 1983 at The Living Centre
Saturday 7 May 2011

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.

Balcony Compost - DIY guide

Wednesday 20 April 2011

Step-by-step guide and tips for making a compost that functions on a balcony and doubles as a container garden.

Veganic fertility: Growing plants from plants

Wednesday 20 April 2011

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.


Observing natural microclimates and creating microclimates
Monday 14 February 2011

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.

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