Welcome to the Vegan Organic Network (VON) Newsletter!

The Vegan Organic Network (VON): are working towards creating safe and ethical food production, by enriching the soil and actively encouraging wild life and pollinators. We support farmers & growers and those in transition; produce educational materials, deliver talks and training courses and raise public awareness of how food is grown.

Veganic – otherwise we are dependent on animal agriculture and chemicals to grow our food.

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The Veganic Growing Area - Brighton Vegfest 23/24 March

Come to the Veganic Farming and Growing area for some veganic produce, grown by Shumei, a farm based in Yatesbury. Be inspired by our excellent speakers who include Mathew Appleby who writes for the Guardian, international speaker Ian Tolhurst, UK’s first certified Stockfree (veganic) farmer and Ellen Mary, Radio Host and TV presenter.

Vegfest Flyers to Distribute
Would you like to help out at Brighton Vegfest or do a VON stall or give out information in your area?
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Giving Up Animal Products This Year?

If so, you might want to rethink how you garden. There are not many big ideas that come along in gardening. After all, horticulture has been much the same since for ever: sow seeds, add manure, water and feed, and kill pests. But now, something revolutionary could transform the staid old world of grow-your-own: vegan gardening.

Mathew Appleby for the Guardian

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Job Seasonal Field Grower April – November 2019

This is an excellent opportunity for the right candidate to work and learn about stock free (veganic) organic principles of field-scale food production at an award winning long-established horticultural farm in South Oxfordshire, UK.

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Bafta Win for Vegan Farmer Who Gave Away Herd

A film about a vegan farmer who gave his cows to an animal sanctuary to save them from the slaughterhouse has won a Bafta.

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Extinction – It is Real, It is Now

Our best estimates place the age of the universe at about 14 billion years. Science tells us that the Earth was formed 4.5 billion years ago. Our oceans appeared 700 million years after that. The first evidence of life may have been discovered in the shape of fossils of microorganisms that are 4 billion years old.

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When Farmers Go Vegan: The science behind changing your mind

A farmer recently took his lambs to a sanctuary instead of the slaughter – and these sudden turnarounds are not uncommon.

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The Super Organic Gardener: Everything You Need to Know About a Vegan Garden

Matthew Appleby

If you care about what you eat, you should care about how you grow it. Gardeners can demonstrate that by going beyond organics to veganics - growing without animal inputs - they are a driving force in saving the environment.

Mathew is speaking at Brighton Vegfest, your opportunity to get a signed copy of his book.

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Vegan 2018 Film

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Veganic Gardening Tips for February

  • Clean out the greenhouse and pots, ready for sowing
  • Dig in overwintered green manures
  • Turn the compost heap

*We are referring you to Garden Organic's excellent growing know how but please be aware they recommend techniques that are not always veganic in regards to fertility or pest and disease.

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VON Magazine Growing Green International
Articles on growing
Growing veganically booklet
Farms UK & Ireland
Farms International
Box Schemes
Stockfree Organic (Veganic) Standards
Get Involved- promote VON –information pack-help at VON event
Books and merchandise
Flyer to print

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