Veganic Agriculture Network

Promoting plant-based farming and gardening throughout North America

Most recent articles

Most recent articles

Veganic fertility: Growing plants from plants

Wednesday 20 April 2011

An introduction for gardeners to veganic fertility, caring for the soil, sources of local plant-based fertility, and purchasing seed mixtures, potting soil and veganic fertilizers.


Observing natural microclimates and creating microclimates
Monday 14 February 2011

A microclimate is an area that due to its situation in the landscape may be warmer or colder, drier or wetter than the rest of the property. It is a play of the elements: air, sun, water, earth and space. By learning the theory behind microclimates, observing natural microclimates and creating microclimates, you can grow plants that are normally tender in your area and place plants in areas of the garden that are best adapted to their needs. Microclimate theory is equally useful when planning forest gardens.

Introduction to Permaculture

Compatibility with Veganic Agriculture
Thursday 3 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.

Originally a melding of the words permanent and agriculture, permaculture has now expanded to signify permanent culture. The ideals and guidelines of permaculture are not only useful for creating a sustainable food supply, but can also be applied to all aspects of creating a sustainable culture, such as housing, urban planning, economics, and interpersonal relationships.

Veganic Agriculture Network in Montreal, Dec 4th, 2010

Tuesday 23 November 2010

On December 4th, 2010, the Veganic Agriculture Network will have a kiosk in Montreal for the event Grande Rencontre Vege / Big Veggie Gathering.

Growing Green with Iain Tolhurst

Online video - Vegan Organic Network
Sunday 7 November 2010
Growing Green is a free online video which interviews Stockfree Organic farmer Iain Tolhurst. In this 17-minute film, produced by the Vegan Organic Network, Iain take viewers on a tour of his farm, and explains his fertilization techniques using green manures and crop rotation. The film is (...)

Planet Earth: Shangri-La in New Zealand

Sunday 7 November 2010

This online video from Planet Earth introduces some basic concepts of veganic agriculture while visiting a veganic education centre in New Zealand. Shangri-La is an intentional community with veganic gardens and orchards that are run by volunteers.

Planet Earth: Austrian veganic farm

Sunday 7 November 2010

In an online episode of Planet Earth, a veganic farmer from Austria shows his fields and discusses his plant-based growing methods. Farmer Helmut provides veganic produce to over 100 families, and his fertilization is based on feeding the microorganisms with straw and grass cuttings.

Green Manures

Tuesday 21 September 2010

Green manures are grown in order to be cut down and buried. They can act as a source of fertilizer, bringing nitrogen and biomass to the soil, while also improving soil structure and retaining existing soil nutrients.


Sunday 5 September 2010

Mulches are materials that cover the ground, much like layers of leaves on the forest floor. Mulches improve water retention, reduce erosion, moderate the temperature of the soil, reduce competition from weeds, and bring added nutrients to the soil while also helping to retain existing nutrients.

Mobile Bicycle Gardening

An extreme gardening experiment
Wednesday 1 September 2010
In spring 2010, I cycled across Ontario, Canada, averaging 50 kilometers a day and covering 2000 kilometers in total. What enticing conditions to begin a new garden. Already loaded down with thirty pounds of gear, space was limited and the opportunities seemed meager for adding greenery to my (...)

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