Promoting plant-based farming and gardening throughout North America
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.
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.