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A Guide to Organic Volunteering

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A Guide to Organic Volunteering

Two years ago, I began a journey to learn more about where my food was coming from, with the hope of finding a tangible way to support the sustainable farming movement.

I was hoping to learn more about the “organic” farming practices (standard or small scale) that I had been led to believe were environmentally beneficial and sustainable. Instead, what I found was that there are many holes in these practices, created by their reliance on animal inputs such as blood and bone meal, which are not only not sustainable, but not ethical either.

The more I learned about where my food was coming from, the more I wanted to start growing my own, but without the use of any animal inputs.

Next: Was veganic farming the answer?

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Alisa Rutherford-Fortunati

Gentle World is a vegan intentional community and non-profit organization, whose core purpose is to help build a more peaceful society, by educating the public about the reasons for being vegan, the benefits of vegan living, and how to go about making such a transition. For more information about vegan food and other aspects of a vegan lifestyle, visit the Gentle World website and subscribe to our monthly newsletter.

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11:10PM PDT on Jul 10, 2012

mmm interesting!

7:02PM PDT on Jul 6, 2012

thanks

12:32AM PDT on Jun 13, 2012

thanks

3:01PM PDT on Jun 7, 2012

thx

7:21AM PDT on Jun 7, 2012

thx.

6:01AM PDT on Jun 7, 2012

Very helpful and detailed.

6:30PM PDT on Jun 6, 2012

Thank you!

1:28AM PDT on Jun 6, 2012

Thank you!

2:23PM PDT on Jun 5, 2012

thanks.

10:30AM PDT on Jun 5, 2012

Thank-you for the article! I had never heard of veganic growing before but the alternative sounds rather vile. I clearly have a lot to learn. I will also use your tips in my own life - both in my day job and in the local volunteering that I do on a regular basis. Most of these tips are transferrable to a variety of situations. I already try to leave feedback (negative at source so it can be dealt with efficiently, and positive in a more wide-spread fashion so others can enjoy similar experiences) in all aspects of my life, from sports to restaurants to movies.

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