Veganic Agriculture Network

Promoting plant-based farming and gardening throughout North America

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Most recent articles

Mobile Bicycle Gardening

An extreme gardening experiment
Wednesday 1 September 2010
In spring 2010, I cycled across Ontario, Canada, averaging 50 kilometers a day and covering 2000 kilometers in total. What enticing conditions to begin a new garden. Already loaded down with thirty pounds of gear, space was limited and the opportunities seemed meager for adding greenery to my (...)

Janlau Farm

Baie-du-Febvre, Quebec (Canada)
Thursday 6 May 2010
For 12 years, Laurent Lefebvre and Jean Côté have been moving toward farming without manure. Though they began as dairy farmers in 1973, they decided to stop farming animals in 1997 and concentrate exclusively on field crops. With their fields Certified Organic since the 1980’s, they were (...)

Overview of veganic techniques

Sunday 18 April 2010

In veganic agriculture, fertility is maintained without the use of chemical fertilizers or animal products. Instead, veganic agriculture favors good soil stewardship, biodiversity, plant-based fertility (compost, mulch, chipped branch wood, green manures), and mineral supplements if needed. Veganic aims for a closed system, striving to maintain fertility using the materials available on the farmland.

Hesperides Organica

Warwick, New York
Tuesday 9 March 2010
Hesperides Organica is located in the town of Warwick, New York, about 1 ½ hours northwest of New York City, and is run by farmer Lisa. The farm is located in the Black Dirt region of Orange County, an area with extremely fertile soil. The black dirt is left over from an ancient glacial (...)

Tree of Life Rejuvenation Center

Patagonia, Arizona
Tuesday 9 March 2010
Tree of Life is a retreat center in Patagonia, Arizona, founded by Gabriel Cousens. They offer programs in healing, disease reversal, conscious gardening, and spiritual growth. Tree of Life has two acres of gardens that take their inspiration from veganic agriculture and Japanese Nature (...)

Santa Cruz Farm

Sunday 21 February 2010
Santa Cruz Farm is located in the town of Espanola, New Mexico, about 30 minutes north of Santa Fe. Santa Cruz is run by farmer Don Bustos, with the help of apprentices who are trained to co-manage the farm. The land has been in Don Bustos’ family for 400 years, and he has been farming the same (...)

Sunizona Family Farms

Willcox, Arizona
Tuesday 16 February 2010
Veganically Grown Veganic tomatoes at Sunizona Farm Sunizona Family Farms specializes in greenhouse tomatoes, herbs, and salad greens, and they have recently started growing field crops. In 2008 they began to transition their farm to veganic agriculture, and now the main greenhouse and (...)

Web Seminar - Iain Tolhurst, Stockfree Organic Farming

Thursday 29 October 2009

Free online seminar with Iain Tolhurst, a leader in the field of plant-based agriculture. He describes the green manures and crop rotation that are used to maintain fertility on his farm, as well as concepts for carbon-sequestration in farming.

Spirit of the Earth, The Living Centre & Living Arts Institute

London, Ontario
Wednesday 22 July 2009

Spirit of the Earth, The Living Centre & Living Arts Institute, founded in 1983, is an eco-spiritual education sanctuary in the countryside near London, Ontario. The centre includes herb gardens, vegetable gardens, forest gardens, orchards, a cherry grove, and an edible medicine trail, all grown veganically.

From Monoculture to Horticulture: Article in Vegetarian Voice Magazine

Monday 1 June 2009
The Spring 2009 edition of Vegetarian Voice magazine features an article written by the Veganic Agriculture Network entitled From Monoculture to Horticulture: Converting your Lawn to a Veganic Garden. The article overviews some fundamental techniques and theories for beginners who are (...)

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