Wholesome Practice: Organics

Charles Eisenstein – Podcasts

“From the merely unorthodox to the truly revolutionary, this podcast features Charles Eisenstein in conversation with a series of extraordinary guests: activists and healers, scientists and spiritual teachers, artists and entrepreneurs, indigenous people and those from the elite. Topics revolve around concepts of interbeing and “technologies of reunion” — anything drawing from and contributing to a new story, including material, social, psychological, agricultural, healing, and educational “technologies.” For greater interactivity, the podcast includes live chats, discussion forums, and Q&A sessions. “No one can occupy the new story alone,” says Charles. “We need to hold each other there.” That is the purpose of this podcast and the community that surrounds it — to strengthen the field and spread the ideas of a new and ancient story.”

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Center for Food Safety

Center for Food Safety (CFS) is a national non-profit public interest and environmental advocacy organization working to protect human health and the environment by curbing the use of harmful food production technologies and by promoting organic and other forms of sustainable agriculture. CFS also educates consumers concerning the definition of organic food and products. CFS uses legal actions, groundbreaking scientific and policy reports, books and other educational materials, market pressure and grass roots campaigns through our True Food Network. CFS’s successful legal cases collectively represent a landmark body of case law on food and agricultural issues.

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Book review: Growing Sustainability by Dave of Darlington

“This is an important book for VON; a collection of 127 articles and letters to the editor written for VOHAN News and then Growing Green International by one of our best thinkers and writers, Dave of Organic Growers of Durham/Growing Green, Darlington, who died in May 2008. Publication in book form was made possible mainly through the hard work of David Hicks, the editor.” (Vegan Organic Network)

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Bioneers

“For almost 30 years, Bioneers has acted as a fertile hub of game-changing social and scientific innovators with breakthrough solutions for the world’s most pressing environmental and social challenges. A celebration of the genius of nature and human ingenuity, Bioneers connects people with solutions and each other through our acclaimed annual national conference, award-winning media, local Bioneers Network events, and visionary programs and initiatives.”

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Biological Vegan Network (BVN)

“Welcome to the Biological Vegan Network (BVN) in German-speaking countries. Info Pool: Here are materials collected and linked to the bio-vegan agriculture and horticulture (book tips, texts, films, etc.) and the most frequently asked questions (FAQ’s) answered. Forum: Use the forum, if you want to exchange or network with other gardening and farming interested. Blog: Contributions from people from the BVN or from the “earthworm” -Heften.”

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Beginner’s Guide to Veganic Gardening

“Vegan-organic gardening avoids not only the use of toxic sprays and chemicals, but also manures and animal remains… In veganic growing situations, soil fertility is maintained using vegetable compost, green manures, crop rotation, mulching, and other sustainable, ecological methods. Occasional use of lime, gypsum, rock phosphorus, dolomite, rock dusts and rock potash can be helpful, but we try not to depend on these fertilizers as they are non-renewable resources. Soil conditioners and fertilizers that are vegan-organic and ecologically sustainable include hay mulch, wood ash, composted organic matter (fruit/vegetable peels, leaves and grass clippings), green manures/nitrogen-fixing cover crops (fava beans/clover/alfalfa/lupines), liquid feeds (such as comfrey or nettles), and seaweed (fresh, liquid or meal) for trace elements.”

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“Introduction: What is Natural Agriculture?” from “Farming to Create Heaven on Earth” (Shinji Shumeikai, 2007)

“To understand Natural Agriculture, imagine a seed placed in your hand. Its weight hardly registers, and only with intention will you feel its touch against your skin. But however slight, the seed is the place where all earthly food begins, and what you notice about it will tell much about your relationship to food. A gastronome might recognize the seed as a spice or grain. A scientist might tell you its chemical structure or nutritional value. Afarmer would certainly recognize its worth. But the average person would see little to remark upon and hand it back shortly. Those who practice Natural Agriculture would look at the seed and see a provider, a partner, and a teacher. In their eyes, the seed grants physical energy to nourish the body, and spiritual energy to nourish the heart and mind. It partners with the soil and its human caretakers to make the natural world healthier, more complex. And as we humans build that partnership, the seed shows us how to live with respect and gratitude. In the palm of a Natural Agriculturist’s hand, the seed registers a tremendous presence, for there it is brimming with promise, wisdom, and hope.” 5 page pdf

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“Soil Foodweb Inc”

“Founded by Dr. Elaine Ingham in 1996, Soil Foodweb Inc is dedicated to changing the way the world grows food and how humans treat the Earth’s soils. The Soil Foodweb Approach has been used on over 5 Million acres worldwide to dramatically reduce input costs, increase yields and to sequester soil carbon at rates that have the potential to stop Climate Change. “

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Vegeculture

“Francophone reference site on organic vegan agriculture. To discover the history, influences, motivations, cultural methods, visit gardens and contact other people.”

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Veganic Agriculture Network

“The Veganic Agriculture Network is a new movement in North America to promote the production of fruits, vegetables, legumes, and cereals without the use of artificial substances nor the use of animal products. We promote sustainable, low-impact, plant-based farming and gardening.”

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Veganic World

Information and resources on veganic agriculture including “a map of self-identified veganic, vegan organic, and stockfree organic farms in the United States. The map also includes farms that identify with a method that is veganic in its nature. For the purposes of this mapping project, veganic is defined as growing organically and without inputs from farmed (or formerly farmed) animals.”

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Veganism: A Truth Whose Time Has Come

Blog. “Veganism is an ethical position; a way of life showing basic respect to all animals; opposing exploitation, objectification, enslavement, sexual violation (breeding / inseminating), and the violent assault of animals. Vegans don’t buy animal-tested products, nor products or practices that exploit animals for clothing, food, entertainment, toiletries, etc. Vegan living is a social justice issue that holds far-reaching sociological and environmental benefits. I am a vegan for 40 years. We can live vegan, so we should. All animals, because they are conscious and feeling, can suffer, and want to live. Therefor, they deserve the birth-right not to be violently assaulted and used like they are a thing, rather than the someone they truly are.”

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Vegan.com

“Vegan.com offers the Internet’s most comprehensive and accurate source of vegan information on every topic, with expanding coverage and updates happening every week. All our key content is easy to find, as it fills the bulk of our front page. For more specialized content, check out our page devoted to lifestyle guides. And if you still can’t find what you’re looking for, our vegan info directory contains every single reference page we’ve published.”

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Vegan Organic Network

“‘Veganic’ is a combination of two words ‘vegan’ and ‘organic’. It’s a guarantee that food is grown in an organic way with only plant based fertilizers, encouraging functional biodiversity so pesticides are not necessary. No chemicals, no GMO and no animal by products in any part of the chain. Veganic food is resilient to the largest problems facing humanity i.e. environmental destruction, pollution of the sea and air and soil erosion. The Vegan Organic Network is the only organisation in the UK solely working for food to be grown the veganic way. Veganic otherwise we are dependant on animal agriculture, chemicals, pesticides and herbicides. In essence, veganic is a logical step beyond organic for those who seek safe food grown in a sustainable manner.”

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Vegan Organic Network – Articles

Articles on: -buying & saving seeds, -composting/mulching, -container growing, -fertility, -green manures, -growing fruit, -growing non-edibles, -growing techniques, -growing veg, -no dig, -permaculture, -prominent people in vegan organics, -reviews – books & DVDs, -soil type, structure & biology, -stockfree farming, -storing/preserving fruit/veg, -wildlife.

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Towards Common Ground: Permaculture and the Vegan Way

“Some of the online responses to my recently published Vegan Book of Permaculture have highlighted a polarity that exists between vegans and those who use animal products or integrate animals into their systems. Whilst I think most of the time both sides of the debate co-exist (reasonably) happily together, it’s an emotive topic, and when it does come to the surface can lead to raised passions, often resulting in hurt all round. This article is an acknowledgement of this divide, and hopefully moves towards a more positive and constructive outcome arising from the compost of the anger and miscommunication that can occur.”

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Thrive Market – Vegan Diet

Searchable database of vegan products for sale divided into categories. “Thrive Market is an online, membership-based market making the highest quality, healthy and sustainable products available for every budget, lifestyle, and geography.”

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The Vegetarian Site

“Welcome! TheVegetarianSite.com has been online since January 2000 with the goal of promoting and providing support for your vegetarian or vegan lifestyle. We offer authoritative information on a wide array of topics, from health & nutrition to animal rights issues to agriculture & environment. Additionally, we offer complete online vegan shopping including vegan footwear, clothing & accessories, a huge selection of foods, personal care products, books, videos, and plenty more. We are unique in that we donate 5% of the amount of every single purchase you make (not merely 5% of net profits) to vegan and animal rights organizations.”

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The Soil Solution To Climate Change (2013)

“What If A Solution To Climate Change Was Beneath Your Feet? Soil is a living universe beneath our feet. As important to our lives as clean air and water, soil also holds a potential solution to the global climate crisis. Increasing numbers of scientists, farmers and ranchers are implementing innovative land use practices that build fertile soil and sequester atmospheric carbon. These methods of land management have the potential to provide us with nutritious food, improved human health, cleaner water, and a healthier planet for all. World wide, most soils are depleted of carbon. The atmosphere contains an excess of carbon in the form of CO2, a climate change causing gas. What if that CO2 could be removed and stored in our carbon-hungry soil through land management practices? Find out how in The Soil Solution.”

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The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil (2006)

“When the Soviet Union collapsed in 1990, Cuba’s economy went into a tailspin. With imports of oil cut by more than half – and food by 80 percent – people were desperate. This film tells of the hardships and struggles as well as the community and creativity of the Cuban people during this difficult time. Cubans share how they transitioned from a highly mechanized, industrial agricultural system to one using organic methods of farming and local, urban gardens. It is an unusual look into the Cuban culture during this economic crisis, which they call “The Special Period.” The film opens with a short history of Peak Oil, a term for the time in our history when world oil production will reach its all-time peak and begin to decline forever. Cuba, the only country that has faced such a crisis – the massive reduction of fossil fuels – is an example of options and hope.”

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The Harmonious Wheatsmith

eBook: “Recent history has seen western farmers teaching Africans how to plough like they do in the rich clay lands of Shropshire, and the results have been a disaster. Permaculture, in its heady youth, had Australians teaching Europeans how to do desert work in those same heavy clays. A balance has to come and we will then have chance to do what is sensible in each place. ‘The Harmonious Wheatsmith’ details the method that Marc Bonfils developed for growing grains without ploughing. It is compatible with the awe-inspiring work of Masanobu Fukuoka in Japan (‘The One Straw Revolution’) and so it has been called the Fukuoka-Bonfils method. The value in terms of the erosion of soils speaks for itself. But beyond that I was fascinated by the time scale of the plantings. Marc, communicating through the late Emilia Hazelip, was adamant that his work should not be tainted by being published with any details of bio-dynamic farming, which also has a strong emphasis on timings. So I honoured that request and held off adding anything weirder than his own work. But now I think ‘wouldn’t it be interesting if the grain development of Hugo Erbe were to be the missing piece in getting the Fukuoka-Bonfils method to work more widely’? This was the first book what I wrote – and I had a lot of assistance, primarily from Graham Bell. Graham was very patient since it took a long time to get the illustrations done as my genius illustrator fulfilled another aspect of artistic talent in relation to punctuality. After that it wasn’t very helpful to hear that some people hated the illustrations. Sorry guys, I still think they are great.”

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The Future of Food

Film: “There is a revolution happening in the farm fields and on the dinner tables of America – a revolution that is transforming the very nature of the food we eat. The Future of Food offers an in-depth investigation into the disturbing truth behind the unlabeled, patented, genetically engineered foods that have quietly filled U.S. grocery store shelves for the past decade. From the prairies of Saskatchewan, Canada to the fields of Oaxaca, Mexico, this film gives a voice to farmers whose lives and livelihoods have been negatively impacted by this new technology. The health implications, government policies and push towards globalization are all part of the reason why many people are alarmed by the introduction of genetically altered crops into our food supply. Shot on location in the U.S., Canada and Mexico, The Future of Food examines the complex web of market and political forces that are changing what we eat as huge multinational corporations seek to control the world’s food system. The film also explores alternatives to large-scale industrial agriculture, placing organic and sustainable agriculture as real solutions to the farm crisis today.”

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The Cornucopia Institute

“The Cornucopia Institute, through research and investigations on agricultural and food issues, provides needed information to family farmers, consumers and other stakeholders in the good food movement and to the media. We support economic justice for the family-scale farming community – partnered with consumers – backing ecologically produced local, organic and authentic food.”

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The Bioneers: Declarations of Interdependence

Book: “This seminal book presents the fascinating stories of 14 bioneers at the forefront of technological and social innovation inspired by natural systems. First published in 1997, it introduced the emerging bioneers landscape and helped define the culture of restoration. Among the beautifully etched portraits are John Todd, Vandana Shiva, Wil- liam McDonough, John Perkins, Kat Harrison, Ana Edey and Joshua Mailman. Learn some of what and who inspired the creation of Bioneers.”

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Teaching Resources on Biodiversity and Agriculture

“Teaching students about biodiversity, or the variety of life on Earth, is a daunting yet exciting task. The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity wants to support you in guiding students through a fascinating and exciting exploration of biodiversity issues. For our first project, we’ve designed an educational module on biodiversity and agriculture. It comprises of an online educational web portal for primary school students and five accompanying lesson plans for educators. Educators can also download the children’s web portal in a booklet format below. The resources are aimed at students in upper primary school (grades four to six), but could be adapted for other levels.”

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SustainableBusiness.com

“We Help Green Businesses Grow. Our services will continue to help shift us toward a restorative economy: -Daily Green Business News: concise news from around the world that keeps you informed about the latest trends and legislation. -Green Dream Jobs: connects people looking for jobs with environmentally conscious nonprofits, government agencies and businesses. -Green Education Directory: profiles all relevant degree, certificate and executive development programs. -Venture Capital Directory: profiles investors across the world that finance green businesses of all kinds.”

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Spiralseed

“Are you tired of ‘the problems’ and want to be more solutions-focused? Do you seek to live compassionately without the unnecessary exploitation of people, animals and the environment? Are you concerned about climate change and future generations? Create the change you wish to see in this world with permaculture! Our focus is on active learning, designing innovative courses and workshops that are participatory, fun, lively and inclusive. Adapted from the Permaculture Association (Britain)’s PDC core curriculum and much more, we create learning experiences that empower you, your organisation or your community to make positive change happen today.”

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Soil Association

“The Soil Association is the UK’s leading membership charity campaigning for healthy, humane and sustainable food, farming and land use…The Soil Association, formed in 1946, is the only UK charity which works across the spectrum of human health, the environment and animal welfare. That’s because we cannot tackle these issues in isolation…We campaign for change …We support farming innovation…We serve healthy food…We support and grow the organic market…We protect forests”

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Remineralize the Earth

“Our Mission: Remineralize the Earth (RTE) promotes the use of natural land and sea-based minerals to restore soils and forests, produce more nutritious food, and remove excess CO2 from the atmosphere. Our Vision: Given the immediate and growing threats of climate change, desertification, and increased food insecurity, Remineralize the Earth, through soil remineralization, is helping to create better soils, better food, and a better planet. Through our research, education, advocacy, partnerships, and implementation we are: -Regenerating soils and forests around the world. -Increasing the nutritional quality and yield of food production. -Stabilizing the climate”

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Principles of vegan permaculture

“Vegan permaculture is the new black! (Or is it green?) Actually it’s more than just a fad, it’s the evolutionary expansion of traditional permaculture. Vegan permaculture is the true path to healing our fellow Earthlings, the environment and humanity in a way that causes the least amount of harm as possible to everyone and everything. Vegan permaculture is a ‘wholistic’ solution to most of our world’s problems…vegan permaculture can empower people to be more informed about all their decisions and ways of living; especially regarding food production. To become skilled at growing a percentage of our own clean, vibrant and nutrient dense food, and to become competent in designing our personal, business and community spaces is profound, uplifting and inspiring, and can happen in urban or rural locations. Vegan permaculture is all about designing for the needs of humans in the most peaceful, compassionate and mindful way that benefits humans, the animals and the environment.”

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Play in the Wild

“Play in the Wild! Initiations into Nonviolence offer a full-immersion education in the principles and practices of nonviolence. We define nonviolence as a lifelong commitment to seeing beyond differences, respecting all living things, and being of service to ourselves and others…Students in these programs learn practical and effective skills for living interdependently with all forms of life while developing knowledge of self and others. These skills and knowledge form the basis for peaceful, harmonious, and productive communities, not just at Play in the Wild!, but in the circles of relationships that the youth create after they leave our program.”

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people for animal rights – federation of animal experiment opponents ev

“Animals are sentient beings. Yet they suffer millions in animal experiments, in industrial agriculture, in slaughterhouses, farms, zoos, circuses, in hunting, and as “domestic animals”. To end this mass suffering, we must finally give the animals their elemental rights – their rights to life and physical integrity, equal treatment and freedom. Our long-term goal: The human-animal relationship must change fundamentally.”

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Organic Consumers Association

“Mission: To protect consumers’ right to safe, healthful food and other consumer products, a just food and farming system and an environment rich in biodiversity and free of pollutants….What we do: OCA educates and advocates on behalf of organic consumers, engages consumers in marketplace pressure campaigns, and works to advance sound food and farming policy through grassroots lobbying. We address crucial issues around food safety, industrial agriculture, genetic engineering, children’s health, corporate accountability, Fair Trade, environmental sustainability, including pesticide use, and other food- and agriculture-related topics. In the U.S., OCA education campaigns reach more than two million consumers and organic businesses either through our newsletter, our social media networks or mainstream and progressive news outlets. Our U.S. and international policy board is broadly representative of the organic, family farm, environmental, and public interest community.”

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Organic, Inc.: Natural Foods and How They Grew

Book: “Who would have thought that a natural food supermarket could have been a financial refuge from the dot-com bust? But it had. Sales of organic food had shot up about 20 percent per year since 1990, reaching $11 billion by 2003 . . . Whole Foods managed to sidestep that fray by focusing on, well, people like me. Organic food has become a juggernaut in an otherwise sluggish food industry, growing at 20 percent a year as products like organic ketchup and corn chips vie for shelf space with conventional comestibles. But what is organic food? Is it really better for you? Where did it come from, and why are so many of us buying it? Business writer Samuel Fromartz set out to get the story behind this surprising success after he noticed that his own food choices were changing with the times. In Organic, Inc., Fromartz traces organic food back to its anti-industrial origins more than a century ago. Then he follows it forward again, casting a spotlight on the innovators who created an alternative way of producing food that took root and grew beyond their wildest expectations. In the process he captures how the industry came to risk betraying the very ideals that drove its success in a classically complex case of free-market triumph.”

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Organic, No-Till Agroecolgy/Permaculture Farm Suppresses Insect and Disease Pests.

Video: “Woodleaf farm is a leader in two important areas of organic fruit production: farm design to suppress insect and disease pests and systems soil management to improve plant health. Over 30 years, Woodleaf has developed effective design and management strategies to generate specific ecosystem functions, such as insect pest suppression, foliar disease management, and balanced Nitrogen:Carbon soil fertility cycles. The systems management strategies utilized for insect and disease suppression and soil health are intertwined and synergistic. Here we present a summary of the details of Woodleaf’s system approach to pest and soil management.”

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Organic Consumers Association – Blog

Blog. Organic Consumers Association’s Mission: “To protect consumers’ right to safe, healthful food and other consumer products, a just food and farming system and an environment rich in biodiversity and free of pollutants.”

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One Path to Veganic Permaculture

Information and videos by an organic farmer on veganic permaculture. “Veganic Permaculture is my way of honoring all living beings and gardening/farming with an unconditional effort to keep all things alive and growing. Veganic Permaculture is a willingness to balance my existence with the natural world.”

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Northwest VEG

“Northwest VEG is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in the Portland, OR and Vancouver, WA area. Founded in 2003, we are dedicated to bringing awareness to the power of a plant-based, vegan lifestyle and helping support people in their transition toward making healthier, more sustainable & compassionate food choices. We welcome everyone and encourage you to explore the issues at your own pace.”

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Natural News

“Natural News is a science-based natural health advocacy organization led by activist-turned-scientist Mike Adams, the Health Ranger. The key mission of Natural News is to empower consumers with factual information about the synthetic chemicals, heavy metals, hormone disruptors and other chemicals found in foods, medicines, personal care products, children’s toys and other items. Natural News covers holistic health, nutritional therapies, consciousness and spirituality, permaculture , organics, animal rights, environmental health, food and superfoods , and performance nutrition. The site strongly criticizes drugs-and-surgery medicine, vaccines, corporate corruption, animal testing, the use of humans for medical experiments, the chemical contamination of foods, heavy metals in consumer products, factory farming and government corruption.”

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Mapping veganic farms in the United States

“Veganic farms can be found across the country, but until today, finding them required detective work. Thanks to the work of Professor Mona Seymour at Loyola Marymount University, we are excited to share a map of self-identified veganic, vegan organic, and stockfree organic farms in the United States. The map also includes farms that identify with a method that is veganic in its nature. For the purposes of this mapping project, veganic is defined as growing organically and without inputs from farmed (or formerly farmed) animals. All farms listed here have commercial, charity, educational, or research components (on top of any subsistence function that the farm may have) – they are farms that bring veganic produce or knowledge to a broader community. These farms grow vegetables, fruits, grains, and other food items; the map does not include marijuana farms. Some of the farms on this map are not entirely veganic but might be featured because they exclusively use veganic methods on some of their fields. Click on the dots for details about each farm.”

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Karl Grossman

“I’ve specialized in doing investigative reporting in a variety of media for more than 50 years. I teach as well as practice journalism. I’m a full professor of journalism at the State University of New York/College at Old Westbury where my courses include Investigative Reporting.”

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Just One Organics

“Mission: 1. Heal our earth, air and oceans by restoring healthy farming practices through thriving microbial soil systems, which have been balancing our global carbon emissions for billions of years. 2. Preserve and revitalize local food economies with market support for organic farmers, made possible through a secure and scalable cooperative buying network. 3. Make available nutrient-rich, flavorful, long-lasting food to all people and communities around the world. 4. Share knowledge and best-practices across a network of production centers in order to upscale quickly.”

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Is It Time For A Plant-Based Agriculture?

“The compost piles and growing beds on Wilt Bonsall’s farm might lead one to believe that he is an organic farmer. However, careful observation would reveal not only an absence of bags of chemical fertilizer, but also containers of bone meal (ground-up bones) and dried blood. Nor will you find a pile of animal manure anywhere. In fact, for the Last twenty years, Bonsall has been farming veganically, a term and method new even to many vegetarians. He’s taken organic growing one step further by purposefully avoiding the use of any animal by-products.”

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Inhabit: A Permaculture Perspective (2015)

Film: “Humanity is more than ever threatened by its own actions; we hear a lot about the need to minimize footprints and to reduce our impact. But what if our footprints were beneficial? What if we could meet human needs while increasing the health and well-being of our planet? This is the premise behind permaculture: a design process based on the replication of patterns found in nature. INHABIT explores the many environmental issues facing us today and examines solutions that are being applied using the ecological design lens of permaculture. Focused mostly on the Northeastern and Midwestern regions of the United States, Inhabit provides an intimate look at permaculture peoples and practices ranging from rural, suburban, and urban landscapes. Includes subtitles in English, German, Spanish, Italian and French.”

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Humanure Handbook

“Center of the Humanure Universe. Compost toilets can provide a sanitation solution when water or electricity are not available, or when you simply want to make more compost or less environmental pollution.”

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How to Grow More Vegetables

Book: “Decades before the terms “eco-friendly” and “sustainable growing” entered the vernacular, How to Grow More Vegetables demonstrated that small-scale, high-yield, all-organic gardening methods could yield bountiful crops over multiple growing cycles using minimal resources in a suburban environment. The concept that John Jeavons and the team at Ecology Action launched more than 40 years ago has been embraced by the mainstream and continues to gather momentum. Today, How to Grow More Vegetables, now in its fully revised and updated 8th edition, is the go-to reference for food growers at every level: from home gardeners dedicated to nurturing their backyard edibles in maximum harmony with nature’s cycles, to small-scale commercial producers interested in optimizing soil fertility and increasing plant productivity. Whether you hope to harvest your first tomatoes next summer or are planning to grow enough to feed your whole family in years to come, How to Grow More Vegetables is your indispensable sustainable garden guide.”

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Harvest for Hope: A Guide to Mindful Eating

“The renowned scientist who fundamentally changed the way we view primates and our relationship with the animal kingdom now turns her attention to an incredibly important and deeply personal issue-taking a stand for a more sustainable world. In this provocative and encouraging book, Jane Goodall sounds a clarion call to Western society, urging us to take a hard look at the food we produce and consume-and showing us how easy it is to create positive change.Offering her hopeful, but stirring vision, Goodall argues convincingly that each individual can make a difference. She offers simple strategies each of us can employ to foster a sustainable society. Brilliant, empowering, and irrepressibly optimistic, HARVEST FOR HOPE is one of the most crucial works of our age. If we follow Goodall’s sound advice, we just might save ourselves before it’s too late.”

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Growing Green: Grow Your Own Fruit and Veg

Video: “Graham Cole demonstrates how you can feed your family on your allotment and garden using vegetable compost and green manures to obtain good crops of high nutritional value. No poisons or artificial fertilisers are used. This method is the kindest to the environment and all Earth’s creatures.”

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Grow Biointensive

“Our mission is to train people worldwide to better feed themselves while conserving resources. What do we do? Since 1972 we and our colleagues have been researching and developing GROW BIOINTENSIVE®, a high-yielding, sustainable agricultural system that emphasizes local food production and is based historically on intensive gardening systems.”

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Growing Green International magazine

“Growing Green International is the twice yearly magazine published by the Vegan Organic Network, and is free to members – it is available in printed or digital form. You can download a pdf of a recent back issue, GGI 40 (Winter/Spring 2018), which includes an interview with Wild Earth Farm & Sanctuary in the USA, and a feature on Hodmedod’s, Britain’s pulse and grain pioneers…The magazine reflects a broad range of information and opinions, covering the ‘why’ and the ‘how’ of vegan organic growing. We try to feature a mixture of articles that cover practical, technical and ethical issues, as well as hints and tips, letters, photos and illustrations. Most of the articles on our articles page on growing are from this magazine. Growing Green International is now recognised and widely read by those concerned with vegan organic cultivation in many parts of the world.”

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Growing Green: Animal-Free Organic Techniques

Book: “Growing Green: Animal-Free Organic Techniques is an essential guide about organic growing and is perfect for absolute beginners as well as experienced professionals. This book introduces the concept of stockfree-organic and shows, through case studies, that when growers abandon the use of slaughterhouse by-products and manures they can be rewarded with healthier crops, less weeds, pests and diseases. In an age where dreams of self-sufficiency seem unattainable, Growing Green shows that making a living from growing organic vegetables can be achieved by anyone who is willing to rent land. Until now there have been no comprehensive guidelines on how to follow the organic standards at the different scales of vegetable production using tractors, small machinery and hand tools…An invaluable guide for the grower, researcher and student; this book will prove to be an important step forward for the organic movement.”

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GreenPeople.org

“GreenPeople.org is the world’s largest online directory of green, eco-friendly, and holistic goods and services and non-profit organizations, serving consumers since 1998. Our mission is to help consumers and green businesses connect. Our goal is to guide people through a crowded marketplace to find green, eco-friendly and healthy products and services. We help consumers, investors and businesses to harness their economic power to promote environmental sustainability. GreenPeople Directory businesses are reviewed against stringent eco-criteria, examining ingredients, supply sources, organic or other certifications, and the effect the product or service has on the environment. We weed out toxic, or ‘greenwashed’ products or services, resulting in a trusted directory of 20,000 members and growing.”

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Greening Forward – Blog

Blog. “Greening Forward establishes, engages, and empowers a diverse global green movement of people for the protection of the environment powered by young people. It is our goal to develop as many leaders as possible from a wide range of backgrounds. Our whole system is specifically designed to help those people who see room for change but don’t know how they can go about actually making a difference. With our resources and years of experience, we know exactly how to nurture an idea for change from conception all the way to completion, and we do so for as many young people as we can.”

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Greening Forward

“Greening Forward is a youth-driven, youth-led, and youth-imagined environmental organization. Founded in 2008 by the then 12-year-old Charles Orgbon III, Greening Forward has grown into one of the largest youth-led nonprofit organizations in the country. Through our grants, mentorships, conferences, and other programs, Greening Forward provides the support for young people to create real change for issues they are passionate about. We take the youthful energy and mindset that young people have and combine them with our tools and structure, then watch as they actually change the world. Working with thousands annually across the country, Greening Forward is paving the way for young people to learn and utilize leadership in shaping the world they want to see.”

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Green Vegans

“Green Vegans is a solutions-oriented vegan environmental and justice organization that sees human behavior—our human ecology—as both the cause and cure for the most important issues of our time: environmental destruction; loss of biodiversity; climate change; human overpopulation; social and economic injustice, and unsustainable economic systems.”

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Go Vegan

“Go Vegan is a national organisation dedicated to growing the vegan population in New Zealand. We support the cessation of commercial animal use. We focus on: 1) Vegan advocacy 2) Supporting regional advocates with resources, and 3) Providing resources for those transitioning to veganism”

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Global Stewards

An extensive resource directory of eco tips, green actions and issues. “The goal of Global Stewards, created in 1998, is to provide green eco tips for creating a sustainable lifestyle. This site is run by Lea Dutton and supported with inspirations from concerned humans around the globe. Global stewards defined: I define a “global steward” as being someone who, in recognizing their kinship with all living beings, chooses a lifestyle that is sustainable for all life, including future generations. This is a form of conscious stewardship over our own lives vs. stewardship over nature. “

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Global Ecovillage Network – Magazines

“What is it like to live in an ecovillage, cohousing neighborhood, or intentional community? How do you start one, sustain it, grow it, and solve the hardest challenges? Communities magazine addresses these questions, and shares new models for society. For nearly 45 years this magazine has connected people to the pulse of the communities movement, by chronicling the people, organizations, methods and ideas making it so. Discover inspiring examples of cooperation and creativity, as people work together to solve problems and create a better, more equitable, and ecological world. Diverse Themes: Each quarterly issue focuses on a different theme, such as: Food and Community, Community and the Law, The Many Faces of Community, Finding or Starting Community, etc.”

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Global Ecovillage Network (GEN)

“The Global Ecovillage Network (GEN) catalyzes communities for a regenerative world. GEN is a growing network of regenerative communities and initiatives that bridge cultures, countries, and continents. GEN builds bridges between policy-makers, governments, NGOs, academics, entrepreneurs, activists, community networks and ecologically-minded individuals across the globe in order to develop strategies for a global transition to resilient communities and cultures.”

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Forest Gardening: Cultivating an Edible Landscape

Book: “An English classic revised and expanded for North America. Forest Gardening is a way of working alongside nature–an approach that results in great productivity with minimal maintenance, and a method for transforming even a small cottage garden into a diverse and inviting habitat for songbirds, butterflies, and other wildlife. Based on the model of a natural woodland, a forest garden incorporates a wide variety of useful plants, including fruit and nut trees, perennial herbs, and vegetables. Hart’s book beautifully describes his decades of experience gardening in the Shropshire countryside, yet the principles of “backyard permaculture” he explores can be applied equally well in other locales across the planet, from tropical to temperate zones. Practical features of the book include: *Design guidelines for creating your own perennial food-producing garden. *Lists of recommended plants and varieties, keyed to different climates. *An explanation of how plants in different levels or “stories” –from ground covers to full-sized trees–coexist and interact in a healthy and productive landscape. Robert Hart blends history, philosophy, anthropology, and seasonal gardening wisdom in a lucid sequence of essays, which together comprise a remarkable testament to the pleasures of “hands-off” as well as hands-on gardening. Forest Gardening is truly a book for our times, offering a fresh sensibility that will encourage and inspire ecological gardeners throughout the world.”

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FoodPrint

“Whether it’s a salad, a hamburger or your morning egg sandwich, your meal has an impact on the environment and on the welfare of animals, food/farm workers and on public health. Your “foodprint” is the result of everything it takes to get your food from the farm to your plate. Many of those processes are invisible to consumers. Industrial food production — including animal products like beef, pork, chicken and eggs and also crops — takes a tremendous toll on our soil, air and water, as well as on the workers and the surrounding communities.”

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Food & Climate

“Currently the global food system accounts for an estimated 30 to 50%* of total greenhouse gas emissions. *(This figure takes into account land-use changes, agricultural production, waste, processing, transport, packaging and retail). Food doesn’t need to be part of the climate problem. In fact, the exciting news is that food can actually play a starring role in climate solutions. To be part of the climate solution, all you need to do is follow our Cool Foods principles”

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Environmental Working Group

“The Environmental Working Group’s mission is to empower people to live healthier lives in a healthier environment. With breakthrough research and education, we drive consumer choice and civic action. We are a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to protecting human health and the environment. “

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Environmental Education Fund

“The mission of EEF is to promote eco-literacy and stewardship of the environment by encouraging and helping individuals, communities, schools, religious and other organizations plan and hold engaging programs using film and multimedia events. EEF believes in the power of cinema as a vehicle for information on environmental reality and inspiration for action and hope of change. We have developed relationships with some of the most influential Environmental filmmakers in the country and continue to explore the entire arena of environmental films for the EEF roster. “

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Earthcare Education Aotearoa (Facebook page)

“Enlivening Community through Permaculture and Deep Ecology. A non-profit trust dedicated to the ethics and principles of sustainability and Permaculture….Our mission (kaupapa) is: * Recreating Right Relationship with ALL Communities – respecting ALL life as sacred. * Facilitating sustainable human settlements, where culture embraces nature. * Restoring ecosystems whilst establishing food security.”

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Earth Activist Training – Shedule

Courses, workshops and educational events. “Earth Activist Training’s mission statement: To bring the knowledge and resources of regenerative ecological design to communities with the greatest needs and fewest resources. To teach visionary and practical solutions and personal sustainability to social change activists, and to teach practical skills, organizing, and activism to visionaries. To cross-pollinate the political, environmental, and spiritual movements that seek peace, justice, and resilience.”

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Earth Activist Training

“Earth Activist Training’s mission statement: To bring the knowledge and resources of regenerative ecological design to communities with the greatest needs and fewest resources. To teach visionary and practical solutions and personal sustainability to social change activists, and to teach practical skills, organizing, and activism to visionaries. To cross-pollinate the political, environmental, and spiritual movements that seek peace, justice, and resilience.”

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Dr Vandana Shiva

“Vandana Shiva has spent much of her life in the defence and celebration of biodiversity and indigenous knowledge. She has worked to promote biodiversity in agriculture to increase productivity, nutrition, farmer’s incomes and It is for this work she was recognised as an ‘Environmental Hero’ by Time magazine in 2003.”

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Climate Change & Colleges – How Campuses & Students Are Helping to Save the Planet

“Humans played a big role in the changes to the earth’s climate over the last century, and scientists predict catastrophic problems if climate change goes unchecked. America is the second largest contributor to carbon dioxide in the world but accounts for only 4.4% of the global population, which means people in the U.S. can make great strides in the fight against climate change with the right tools, information, and resources. College is a great place to start, and there are many opportunities for involvement as a student. See what climate change experts have to say on the matter and learn more about the different ways you can get involved on campus and beyond.”

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