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Veganic Farming in New Zealand

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This year, being the last of the team to arrive at our New Zealand location, I was fortunate to be greeted by gardens which (thanks to the hard work of those who arrived earlier) are already well on their way to being highly productive, with our nearby salad garden producing many different types of greens for the nutritious salads we enjoy daily.

Every morning, I am beyond grateful to be able to make myself a delicious green smoothie from a carefully hand-picked selection of nutritious home-grown greens – lacinato (dinosaur kale), young spinach, mizuma, parsley and bok choy… And I’m looking forward to when the next crops start to be harvested, when we’ll be able to add arugula, totsoi, and veganic celery to the mix.

Later in the summer we’ll also be enjoying our own carrots and beets, cucumbers, sweet corn, tomatoes, butternut squash, potatoes and sweet Walla Walla onions, and (if all goes well), even our own watermelons!

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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


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