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Veganic Gardeners Question Time 

Tony Martin will host an entertaining evening with some twenty-four carrot advice from Veganic Farmer Jenny Hall, Basket Maker Cherry Chung and Film Maker Piers Warren who will answer gardening and farming questions sent in by the audience.

Thursday 15th October 7pm UK Time Zone 45 minutes

Live on YouTube and Facebook, links to be announced a week before the event.

Please send your questions to:

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Veganic Harvest Festival Competition

We would love to taste your pies, see your pictures and hear your stories.
Have you been foraging, farming or gardening or have you been more creative baking pies and making things from nature’s bounty of corn, willow, bark, sticks or leaves?
All the fun you have been having in the outdoors could win you a prize!
We have three books to give away: Garden of Vegan by Cleve West, The Vegan Cook and Gardener by Piers Warren and Growing Green by Jenny Hall and Iain Tolhurst.
To enter the competition all you have to do is send your pictures and stories to:
Competition open until 1st November, winners to be announced live on VGQT on November 4th.

Search for the Silver Spore

The founders of Dutch startup Those Vegan Cowboys have launched a search for a starter culture that will turn grass into real milk proteins. Jaap Korteweg and Niko Koffeman, who previously founded The Vegetarian Butcher, are offering a €2.5M reward to anyone who finds a suitable fungal strain.

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Animal farming in the EU produces more greenhouse gas emissions than all cars and vans, according to report

Marco Contiero, agriculture policy director for Greenpeace, told The Guardian:

“Science is clear, the numbers as well: we can’t avoid the worst of climate breakdown if politicians keep defending the industrial production of meat and dairy.”

Following this report, Greenpeace is calling for an end to public subsidies for ‘industrial-scale’ animal farming under the EU’s common agriculture policy.

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The Cosmos of Herbs

Equinox Happenings at the Herbal Path where our new The Cosmos of Herbs On-line Course and Mentorship Launch is about to take off!


  • Vegan Organic Network (VON) are an educational charity, founded in 1996, the only U.K based organisation solely dedicated to veganic farming and growing.
  • VON created the first Stockfree Veganic Standards.
  • We network with farms around the world and support veganic farmers and farmers in transition.
  • Encourage vegan companies to source veganic ingredients for their products.
  • VON are co-organising the international conference on Plant-based organic farming, which will be held in the European Parliament in Brussel’s in October of this year, where we hope to influence government policy makers who will be invited to the conference.

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