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Veganic Farming in New Zealand

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Veganic Farming in New Zealand

Around a week ago, I joined fellow Gentle World volunteers at our Vegan Educational Center in Northland, New Zealand.

For the past ten years, our dedicated team has spent New Zealand summers transforming a magnificent piece of countryside into an international site for vegan education, where people now come from all over the world to learn about the ‘whys and hows’ of vegan living.

As part of our educational program, visitors have the opportunity to learn how to grow their own food… Not just organically, which is without the use of chemicals, but veganically, which is without the use of any animal by-products. This means we don’t use any animal manures, blood and bone, fish emulsion, or slaughterhouse sludge; all of which are considered acceptable by organic growing standards.

Although many organic growers tend to be skeptical about the feasibility of growing food on a large-scale without the use of any animal products, there are many sites around the world (especially in the UK), where veganic farming is occurring on a commercial basis. These success stories provide evidence that veganic growing is indeed the way of the future.

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Angel Flinn

Angel Flinn is Director of Outreach for Gentle World – a non-profit educational 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 the transition.

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3:55AM PDT on Mar 11, 2013

A little bit of paradise

1:29PM PST on Mar 3, 2013

Thank you very much.

2:12PM PDT on May 1, 2011

is this for a challange or "animal poop is not ours to do anything with!" wow.
or a "even the turds from factory farms are used. we must put an end to using animals for anything" even if someone had a pet horse or cow?

what next? stop using animals in story books?

Oh, Good luck NZ. you'll have to save some of your veganic veggies for the bunnies. those rabbits deserve life more than the intended market.

3:22AM PDT on Apr 17, 2011

good idea

5:13PM PDT on Apr 14, 2011

This is such a cool topic, you surely got me interested (the seed has been planted, so to say), thank you!

5:08PM PDT on Apr 5, 2011

Interesting article. Thaks for sharing.

1:38AM PDT on Apr 2, 2011

At the other end of the world, but it´s nice dreaming about going some day.

5:13PM PDT on Apr 1, 2011

Awesome! And in my own country. I'll be seeking this place out, in search for advise and info for planning my plot of vegetable and herb garden on an acre of land, going organic the whole way!

12:36PM PDT on Mar 31, 2011

thanks

9:04AM PST on Feb 26, 2011

BRAVO!!!!!

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