Promoting plant-based farming and gardening throughout North America
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, 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.
Chipped Branch Wood is a fertility system using small branches of deciduous trees to bring nutrients to the soil. Byproducts of the forestry industry can be used to create stable humus and living soil on agricultural lands.
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.