In 2004, Stéphane Groleau travelled for 9 months to learn about the veganic agriculture movement in Europe. In the United Kingdom, Germany, Austria, and France, he visited and worked at many veganic farms, gardens, and ecovillages. During this time, he became involved in the Vegan Organic Network, which actively promotes plant-based agriculture, primarily in the U.K.
In 2008, a small group of Canadians decided to start a North American chapter, the Veganic Agriculture Network. It aims to provide more regionally-focused information and support for North America’s plant-based farmers and gardeners, and to increase the visibility of plant-based agriculture in North America.
The Veganic Agriculture Network was formed by Stéphane Groleau, who gardens veganically in Quebec and runs the website Vegeculture to promote veganic agriculture in French; Meghan Kelly, a conscientious consumer who is active in North America’s vegetarian community; and Ryan Horning, who co-runs a veganic farm in Ontario, Niagara Escarpment Organics.