The Veganic Agriculture Network was founded in Canada in 2008 to promote veganic farming and gardening, since this is a key element in the transition away from animal farming and toward plant-based food systems.
We encourage the production of fruits, vegetables, legumes, and cereals without the use of artificial substances nor the use of animal products as fertilizers. We promote sustainable, low-impact, plant-based farming and gardening.
We provide information about veganic growing techniques to people around the world, and we have a special focus on highlighting veganic farming projects and facilitating networking in North America (in complement to the great work being done by the Vegan Organic Network in Europe).
- Popularize plant-based growing techniques by showing the range of possibilities.
- Encourage farmers, gardeners and consumers to adopt veganic practices.
- Connect with and facilitate networking between farmers and organizations interested in sustainable plant-based food production.
Here’s a quick look at the Veganic Agriculture Network over the years:
2004 – Veganic enthusiast Stéphane Groleau visited plant-based farms in the United Kingdom, Germany, Austria and France to learn more about the veganic agriculture movement in Europe. During this time, he became involved with the U.K.-based organization, the Vegan Organic Network, which actively promotes plant-based agriculture.
2008 – Stéphane Groleau and Meghan Kelly founded the Veganic Agriculture Network and launched the website goveganic.net to increase the visibility of plant-based agriculture in North America.
2009-2012 – Stéphane and Meghan visited veganic farms and interviewed veganic farmers across North America. They did talks about veganic growing at events in the U.S. and Canada, and continued to develop educational resources on goveganic.net.
2014 – 2021 – Stéphane and Meghan continued offering talks about veganic growing at conferences in Canada and kept actively experimenting with veganic techniques.
2021 – present – The Veganic Agriculture Network website was updated to be more user-friendly, and Meghan and Stéphane also launched a complementary project, Learn Veganic, where participants learn veganic gardening techniques via online courses.
Future – Future goals include offering new online learning opportunities and networking events to veganic growers to further strengthen the movement and to encourage new farmers to adopt veganic practices.