VON’s response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
How the world has just changed in just 3 months. In the United Kingdom we are now in our 2nd week of lock down and no real idea of when normality will be restored, or even what the new ‘normality’ will look like.
It is very hard to forecast for instance how food supplies will be affected over the short (we have seen hoarding), medium (changes to supply chains such as reduction in variety) and longer term (workforce, distribution issues).
In the last few weeks there has been a surge in interest in ‘growing your own’ both on social and in mainstream media. In response to this VON has decided to make all of the back issues of Growing Green International Magazine freely available to the public (rather than just members) until the end of June 2020, to help encourage more people to grow fresh fruit and veg during this challenging period. We hope that this will enable some people who have suffered financially or who cannot for any reason get access to healthy food.
VON would really appreciate your help spreading this offer via Instagram, Facebook, email, websites or in any other way you can by using the text below.
Many thanks, Tony (Editor of GGI)
The Vegan Organic Network has been running for over 20 years producing Growing Green International magazine (currently issue 44). Our purpose is to encourage the growing of fruit and veg without the use of animal products or chemicals. We have a wide range of articles including biochar, pollinators, growing mushrooms etc, and a regular section from permaculture teacher Graham Burnett.
As some people are having problems getting fresh fruit and vegetables due to the disruption caused by the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Vegan Organic Network is giving open access to all back issues of GGI Magazine until the end of June 2020 (normally only available to members). Please feel free to link to and/or share any or all of the 44 issues (over 1700 pages) as well as our growers guide “Growing Veganically”