Promoting plant-based farming and gardening throughout North America
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.
Gentle World is a vegan educational organization and intentional community with two locations: one on the Big Island of Hawaii, and one on the North Island of New Zealand. Their New Zealand property features large vegan organic vegetable gardens and an orchard of fruit and nut trees.
On September 13th 2008 the Veganic Agriculture Network will have a booth at New York’s Capital Region Vegetarian Expo in Saratoga Springs.
Formerly using pigs as part of their biodynamic farming, Glascott Farm in Ontario is in the transition process to veganic agriculture.
Released June 13th ’08, Melanie Dabovich from the Associated Press wrote an article about the veganic agriculture movement in North America. Interviewing Ron Khosla from Huguenot Street Farm in New York, Don Bustos from Santa Cruz Farm in New Mexico, and Stephane Groleau from the Veganic Agriculture Network, the journalist decribes the farmers’ motivations for farming veganically, and the direction of the veganic movement in North America.