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Veganic Farming – The Proof is in the Harvest!

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Veganic Farming – The Proof is in the Harvest!

Here in Gentle World, we sometimes forget that many people don’t have the luxury of enjoying home-grown vegetables, let alone delicious veganically-grown fruit… But in Shangri-La, thanks to the hard work of our team of dedicated volunteers and expert gardener Magic Rees, we eat a banquet made from wholesome veganic produce every single night… Not to mention our delicious green smoothies in the mornings, and fresh, juicy fruits during the heat of the day.

As the above picture clearly shows, we haven’t had any problem generating bumper harvests with our veganic methods. Not only are we enjoying an abundance of fresh greens and different veggies, we’ve also been enjoying delicious veganic fruits such as our very own plums, pears, apples, blueberries, avocados, and mandarin oranges.

One of the first things Magic did after arriving in Shangri-La was to till in the cover crops that he planted as green manure in the autumn, to grow over the winter months. As well as helping to control weeds and protect the soil from the elements, some green manures fix nitrogen into the soil while they’re growing. When they’re dug in to the garden, they add more nitrogen, organic matter, and minerals.

When preparing the four garden patches, he added compost to the soil when planting the new seedlings. Some of the seeds (such as carrots and beets) were planted directly into the gardens.

In less than a month, we had an amazing selection of beautiful greens, and now (three months later) all the gardens are producing fully. Almost all of the produce we are eating comes straight from the gardens, and most of it is picked fresh daily. (Carrots, beets, cucumbers, potatoes and squashes can be picked ahead of time as they hold up well in cool storage.)

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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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1:31PM PST on Mar 3, 2013

Thank you

6:47PM PST on Jan 28, 2013

Thanks

9:27AM PDT on May 23, 2011

CAN YOU DO THIS IN MAINE OR VERMONT!?

9:06PM PDT on May 20, 2011

Awesome!

12:07PM PDT on May 18, 2011

ty

4:26PM PDT on May 13, 2011

yummy!
Thanks for posting your article.

4:09AM PDT on May 5, 2011

so, if someone rescued cows and horses and they lived in a peaceful, sanctuary it is wrong to exploit them as poop machines?

10:22AM PDT on May 2, 2011

Real interesting

2:08PM PDT on Apr 24, 2011

interesting. thanks for sharing!

5:10PM PDT on Apr 23, 2011

Thanks.

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