There are a multitude of ways to put veganic principles into action. Veganic agriculture is not a specific technique, but rather a set of principles that guide the way we farm and garden. Veganic agriculture is fully compatible with existing approaches to ecological agriculture, including forest gardening, permaculture and container gardening. There are also approaches to agriculture that already tend to be veganic or quite close to it, including biointensive, the Ruth Stout technique, and Shumei natural agriculture.
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.
Many people don’t have access to a garden either because they live in an apartment or have contaminated soil. Growing veganic food in a container allows people to grow fresh local food in any location.
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.> continue
Photojournal of a new garden being established using the Ruth Stout technique of permanent hay mulching. This technique eliminates the need for digging, fertilizing and watering.
With the Ruth Stout technique, gardens are established and maintained using a thick layer of hay mulch. This eliminates the need for digging, fertilizing and watering.
Manfred Wenz has successfully developed no-till techniques for direct seeding of commercial grain crops, all while building up the vitality and organic matter of his soil.