The Big VON! May 17th 2014

The VON-organised Manchester Vegan Fair at the Chorlton Irish Club, Manchester is just weeks away and is shaping up to be a bustling day. Along with the VON stall and cafe (serving hot food, salads, energy balls, juices and smoothies) there'll be a film tent, talks, massage, yoga, rickshaw rides, circus skills, bands, musicians and entertainers but more great vegan food stalls outside. All the latest information can be found on the Facebook page - do spread the word and get in touch if you … [Continue reading...]

Brighton VegFest March 2014

Brighton was a great success, with a mini gathering of some of the VON farmers: Herbalists Maureen and Keith from Arran and John and Denise from Rufford farm who produce vegan organic grain helped on the VON stall. Maureen and Kieth, supplied us with nearly twenty varieties of herbs, people enjoyed … [Continue reading...]

Vegan Organic Network Statement on Climate Change

A growing solution: How Stockfree-Organic farming systems can help combat climate change Climate change is almost universally accepted as being caused by the release, through human activities, of greenhouse gases (GHG) into the atmosphere. Only professional deniers, funded by the fossil fuel … [Continue reading...]

Food with an ethical passport attracting support as consumers look to Organic Plus

The Vegan Organic Network is celebrating the success of its Stockfree Organic Standards, with four UK growers now carrying the certification alongside their Soil Association symbol. Food grown using stockfree methods is being dubbed “Organic Plus” because of its high quality, its healthy … [Continue reading...]

Carbon Capture in field & garden

Improved soil condition, increased yields and reduced global warming are just three of the huge potential benefits of biochar, the residue obtained from burning biomass in a fire without oxygen. Craig Sams of Carbon Gold, writing in the summer edition of the Vegan-Organic Network’s magazine … [Continue reading...]