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Books about veganic farming and gardening.

Growing Green - Organic Techniques for a Sustainable Future

HALL, Jenny and Iain TOLHURST
Monday 25 February 2008
The complete guide to animal-free organic gardening and farming.

Permaculture – A Beginner’s Guide

Sunday 23 March 2008
All the concepts and principles of permaculture are simply and clearly explained. This booklet is filled with drawings worth a thousand words!

Edible & Useful Plants for a Healthier World

Sunday 23 March 2008
Written by the founder of the organisation Plants For a Future, this book presents an amazing diversity of plants and their uses, from eating to clothing, from curing to painting. Particular attention is given to perennial plants.

Veganic gardening – The Alternative System for Healthier Crops

O’BRIEN, Kenneth Dalziel
Sunday 23 March 2008
This book describes a specific growing system that uses no animals products. Three types of vegetable compost are also presented to respond to the needs of certain plants.

Mulch total - Der Garten der Zukunft

Thursday 3 April 2008
Long time gardener Kurt Kretschmann has focused his experiments on mulching techniques. He uses exclusively plants-based mulches for his fertilization. Among his observations are increased soil activity (i.e. earthworms), and better water retention. The book also includes wise observations and (...)

Teaming With Microbes - A Gardener’s Guide to the Soil Food Web

Lowenfels, Jeff and Wayne Lewis
Sunday 4 May 2008
Teaming with Microbes introduces readers to the vast abundance of living creatures in the soil. Through complex inter-relations between microorganisms, a soil food web is formed. While chemicals and many farming techniques disrupt this balance, the authors explain ways to help the soil life (...)

The Harmonious Wheatsmith

Mark Moodie
Monday 22 August 2011
The Harmonious Wheatsmith explains a method for growing grains without ploughing. Developed by Marc Bonfils in France, this method promotes soil health and reduces nutrient leakage by growing wheat alongside perennial stands of clover. Bonfils experimented to find the optimal timing and spacing (...)

Rethinking Food and Agriculture: New Ways Forward

Monday 6 September 2021

This book explores sustainable agroecology and includes chapters that focus on a veganic ethic.

How to Grow More Vegetables (and Fruits, Nuts, Berries, Grains, and Other Crops) Than You Ever Thought Possible on Less Land Than You Can Imagine

John Jeavons
Monday 22 August 2011
A practical guide (including charts and planning grids) for growing more food in a smaller area: double digging, compost making, plant spacing, and biodiversity settings. The biointensive method is based on the 40 years experience of John Jeavons with the non-profit Ecology Action. Biointensive (...)

Mischkultur und naturgemäße Bodenpflege

Jakobus Langerhorst
Monday 22 August 2011
This practical book summarizes the knowledge and experience of Jakobus Langerhorst, who runs a small scale vegan permaculture farm in Austria using a mixed culture approach. Attention is given to soil improvement, crop diversity, compost making, and sustainable fertility. * Only available in (...)

Le poireau préfère les fraises: les meilleures associations de plantes

Hans Wagner
Monday 14 November 2011
Note: this book is only available in French and German In this short book, Hans Wagner presents companion planting methods that are inspired by the principles of Gertrud Franck. Here, the gardens are always growing, there is never any digging, and there is only a small amount of surface work (...)

Growing Sustainability

Dave Darlington
Wednesday 13 February 2013
The book is a compilation of the writings of Dave of Darlington – a treasury of useful information for gardeners and farmers, gleaned from Dave’s long experience and enhanced by well-informed thoughts on the ethics and politics behind farming. Available at the Vegan organic (...)

Shumei Natural Agriculture

Farming to Create Heaven on Earth

Lise M. Hamilton
Thursday 14 February 2013
In the book Farming to Create Heaven on Earth, American journalist Lisa M. Hamilton provides an overview and her insight into the farming movement called Natural Agriculture. This approach to farming is based on a deep reverence for nature. Born in Japan, the Natural Farming movement now has (...)

Forest Gardening: Cultivating an Edible Landscape

Robert Hart
Tuesday 13 August 2013
This book presents the philosophy that lead Robert Hart to develop the first Forest Garden in a temperate climate.

The Vegan Book of Permaculture

By Graham Burnett
Monday 2 February 2015

This book combines ethical vegan recipes with permaculture principles for ecological living and gardening.

Will Bonsall’s Essential Guide to Radical, Self-Reliant Gardening

Will Bonsall
Tuesday 26 November 2019

Will Bonsall is a long-time vegan, farmer and homesteader. In his book, he shares how plant-based techniques bring greater self-reliance while also making economic sense.

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