Promoting plant-based farming and gardening throughout North America
From July 8-12, 2009, the North American Vegetarian Society will be running a 5-day event, Vegetarian Summerfest, in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. The founders of the Veganic Agriculture Network will be speaking about veganic agriculture at this event.
By reducing inputs and producing your own sources of fertility, it’s possible to live more self-sufficiently from your own land.
For farmers, growing veganically responds to an emerging market of consumers who desire completely organic, plant-based produce.
Forest gardening takes an ecosystem approach to growing food, by integrating fruit and nut trees with shrubs, herbs, roots, vegetables, fungi, and supporting fertility plants. Requiring an initial investment of time and energy, forest gardening is a long term, sustainable and low maintenance system that is well suited to those who have access to an area of land over a long period of time.
Introduction to forest garden establishment, including land assessment, planning and research, and development of canopy, shrub level and ground level.
A detailed description of the establishment of a forest garden at Victoria Farm in Geneva, Florida, providing an example of the planning and research involved when beginning a forest garden.
Organizations and books to further explore forest gardening, along with a listing of nurseries in North America that supply hard-to-find species.