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Approaches to veganic

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 Branched Wood (CBW)

Monday 1 June 2009

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.



BioIntensive

Monday 3 March 2008
Gardener and researcher John Jeavons asked the question, “What is the optimum way to grow enough food for one person on the smallest amount of land possible in a way that is self-fertile and ecologically sustainable in the long term?” After decades of research and testing, he developed the (...)


Container gardening how-to

Monday 15 August 2011

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

Saturday 7 May 2011

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.

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Permaculture

Monday 14 February 2011
Permaculture is an approach to agriculture that is based on designing gardens, farms and settlements to meet the needs of the earth and humans in the long term. Permaculture is based on three ethics: care of the earth, care of humans, and a fairshare for (...) > continue


Photojournal of a Ruth Stout garden

Tuesday 18 June 2013

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.



Self-fertilizing gardens

Thursday 5 January 2012
Self-fertilizing gardens are a way of growing fruits and vegetables through creating diverse ecosystems that rely mainly on natural processes. These gardens have permanent raised beds, with water points and trees, to create a system that largely (...) > continue


The Ruth Stout System of permanent hay mulching

Tuesday 18 June 2013

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.



The knowledge of Manfred Wenz

Organic no-till and direct sowing
Sunday 6 January 2013

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.



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