Promoting plant-based farming and gardening throughout North America
Organic food is frequently grown using animal waste, but these animals have often been exposed to pesticides, chemicals, antibiotics, and hormones (except for a small number of farmers who source their manure from organically-raised animals or raise animals on their own farm). With veganic agriculture, it is possible for the farmer to keep the cycle of agriculture 100% organic, by growing food with organic plant-based techniques.
Stephane Groleau will be speaking about veganic agriculture on Sunday, June 15th in Toronto, Ontario.
The organic farming movement relies heavily on composted manure for fertilization. But do plants really need manure to grow?
Veganic standards encourage the biodiversity of free-living animals and native plant species, and the environmental conservation of the farmer’s holding.
The Vegan Organic Network in the United Kingdom has produced a series of information sheets about techniques for plant-based agriculture. The information sheets are comprehensive, offering a wealth of knowledge to farmers and gardeners.
By adding organic plant-based materials to the soil, the microorganisms within the soil can flourish, and enhance the soil structure and fertility of your land.
Through their local 3rd party certifier, a veganic farm in Florida has become certified based on the U.K.’s Stockfree-Organic standards. This option can be pursued by other veganic farmers in North America.
A new certification program, Certified Veganic, is currently being developed for farmers in North America. It is based on a participatory guarantee system (PGS), which involves the farmers and consumers in the process of developing and administering the certification. Please note that this certification program is temporarily on hold.