What is veganic?
‘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. Veganic otherwise we are dependent 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. ~ from the Veganic Organic Network website.
Veganic is, generally, how things are described for consumers.
Stock-free is how farmers describe the system.
Vegan Organic Network (VON)
The Vegan Organic Network is an educational charity established 1996 and is the only organisation in the UK solely working for food to be grown the veganic way (veganically).
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Vegan Agriculture Network
A movement in North America. Their mission is to...
– Popularize plant-based growing techniques by showing the range of possibilities.
– Encourage farmers, gardeners and consumers to adopt veganic practices.
– Connect with farmers and organizations interested in sustainable plant-based food production.
Stockfree Organic agriculture proves itself to use less land, water and fossil fuel resources than livestock dependent systems. The earth’s current period of development has been coined the ‘anthropocene’ – a time when virtually all planetary ecosystems are being affected by, and in many cases seriously degraded by human activity. Food produced on stockfree organic farms is more resilient to the largest problems facing humanity, namely peak oil, availability of fertile land and climate instability.
Biocyclic Vegan International
Organic farming based on etical and sustainability principles.
Provides certification throughout Europe.
Plant Based Health Professionals
Plant-based health professionals UK is a Community Interest Company dedicated to providing education and advocacy on whole food plant-based nutrition for prevention and treatment of chronic disease. Facebook Instagram Twitter
An educational and networking group for farmers who farm veganically or are transitioning to veganic farming.
Farmers for Stockfree Farming
Helping farmers thrive in a changing world.
(Stockfree is what farmers call veganic farming.) Twitter
A non-profit educational organization based in Hawaii and New Zealand. Their website provides a good read and covers all aspects of vegan living, including veganic agriculture.
A website developed by Helen Atthowe, with powerpoint presentations and other useful links.
A website from Seed the Commons
North American Certified Veganic
North American (US, Canada, Mexico) Vegan agriculture's official certification organization.
Northwest VEG Veganic Gardening Group (US)
Promotes plant-based sustainable, low-impact gardening and farming.
Safe Food Advocacy Europe
SAFE was created with the aim of ensuring that consumer’s health and concerns remain at the core of the EU’s food legislation.
Global Vegan Crowdfunder
GVCF is a platform dedicated to helping launch ecological & ethical vegan projects. We connect pioneering projects with their fund base: passionate folk who want to help transform the world for humans and other animals. Instagram Twitter
VEGAN ORGANIC PERMACULTURE TUITION
SpiralSeed (Graham Burnett)
Positive solutions for regenerative futures
Tolhurst Organic Partnership CIC,
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Vegan Organic Network's UK Directory of Farms
INFORMATION (links, articles, videos)
In the UK "Veganic" Certification is done by the Soil Association - as an £84* bolt-on - on top of the fees for "organic" certification. (* in 2020)
Vegan Organic Network's webpage of resources
Vegan Organic "Why Grow Veganic" page
VON's Growing Veganically Booklet PDF
VON's Veganic / Stockfree Standards PDF
Mic the Vegan's "What is Veganic Farming? Is it Viable?"
Farmers For Stock Free Farming with Rebecca Knowles.
Veganic farming in the United States: farmer perceptions, motivations, and experiences (National Centre for Biotechnology Information)
Vegan Sisters' - "Grow Veganic"
Veganic Farming May Be The Agricultural Philosophy The World Needs
Veganic Farming: Sustainable Agriculture Practices agriculture
Vegan Friendly "How to Grow Vegan" article
Veganic Store UK
Vegan Organic / Veganic / Stock-Free
"While both veganic and organic agriculture are distinct from conventional agriculture in that they avoid the use of chemical fertilizers, pesticides and GMOs, organic agriculture often relies on farmed animal inputs such as manures, bone meal, blood meal, feather meal and fish emulsion. Veganic agriculture takes organic agriculture a step further by eliminating farmed animal inputs, and instead sourcing soil fertility directly from plants– often in the form of green manures or compost." ~ from Veganic World FAQ's
* The definition of veganism is clearly stated on The Vegan Society website as... "Veganism is a philosophy and way of living which seeks to exclude—as far as is possible and practicable—all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals for food, clothing or any other purpose; and by extension, promotes the development and use of animal-free alternatives for the benefit of animals, humans and the environment. In dietary terms, it denotes the practice of dispensing with all products derived wholly or partly from animals."