Gardening for Abundance Will and Madeline Tuttle

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Join Giles Bryant talking with Madeleine and Will Tuttle on their journey to help create a peaceful abundant world for all.

Wednesday 29th June 7pm (UK)

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Show host: Giles Bryant – World Healing Project, Founder

Giles has been a keen gardener for 30 years.  He has planted community orchards, forest gardens and medicinal herb areas at a variety of projects.  He runs the World Healing Project, promoting wellbeing for people and the planet, and has just released an 8-year project, One World, which features musicians and singers from around the world.

Veganic Food Forest Gardening with Dr. Will & Madeleine Tuttle

Dr. Will and Madeleine Tuttle, vegan advocates now for over forty years, decided to move out of the rolling home that they had been traveling full-time in for 17 years, lecturing and promoting veganism throughout the United States, and bought a home with a half-acre of barren land in northern California. While on the road, the only thing they could grow and harvest were sprouts on the counter, but now, over the past ten years, they have created Karuna Food Forest, a veganic garden with 71 fruit and nut trees, 6 raised beds for vegetables, 80 berry and grape bushes and vines, 90 perennial herbs and 90 ornamental shrubs.

The land was steep and rocky, and required a lot of rock moving, fencing, creating terraces, and creating and building up soil through mulching with wood chips, adding copious amounts of compost as well as effective microorganisms and glacial rock dust minerals and installing an extensive irrigation system, among many other things.

Their food forest supplies them with greens, vegetables, fruits, squashes, and herbs year-round and though most of the trees are still young, they are starting to produce abundantly. They have adopted quite a few unique and helpful innovations that they love to share to help vegans be more successful in their gardening efforts.

Madeleine studied with Dr. Alfred Vogel, the legendary Swiss naturopath and founder of the Bio-Force company, and both Will and Madeleine have been dedicated to the organic, vegan, whole-foods lifestyle for decades, and feel it is important for vegans to support veganic agriculture, and do as much as they can on their own as well, especially during these tumultuous times. Dr. Tuttle’s book, The World Peace Diet, is considered by many to be the “bible” of veganism, and has been published in 17 languages and was a #1 Amazon international best-seller in 2010. They have traveled to over 50 countries spreading the vegan message, as well as all 50 states in the U.S.

Dr Will Tuttle

Dr. Will Tuttle, visionary author, educator, and inspirational speaker, is author of the acclaimed Amazon #1 best-seller The World Peace Diet, published in 17 languages. Since 1985, Dr. Tuttle has delivered 4,000+ live audience presentations encouraging compassion and vegan living, in over 50 countries worldwide and in all 50 U.S. states.

         Recipient of the Courage of Conscience Award as well as the Empty Cages Prize, he is the creator of several wellness and online advocacy training programs, and co-creator of VeganPalooza, one of the largest online vegan events ever.

         Dr. Tuttle is author of Your Inner Islands: The Keys to Intuitive Living. He is editor of Circles of Compassion: Connecting Issues of Justice, focusing on the interconnection of social justice issues, as well as of Buddhism & Veganism: Essays Connecting Spiritual Awakening and Animal Liberation. He is the co-founder of the non-profit Circle of Compassion and the Worldwide Prayer Circle for Animals. A vegan since 1980, he is a frequent radio, television, and online presenter and writer. He is featured in the acclaimed documentary film Cowspiracy as well as other documentaries such as Vegan: Everyday Stories; HOPE: What You Eat Matters, and Animals and the Buddha.

         Dr. Tuttle’s Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, focused on educating intuition and altruism in adults, and his doctoral dissertation was nominated for the Best Dissertation Award. He has taught college courses in philosophy, humanities, mythology, religion, and creativity. A former Zen Buddhist monk and a Dharma Master in the Korean Zen tradition, he has created ten CD albums of uplifting original piano music as well as several spoken word meditation CDs.

         His book, Bursting Light has sheet music of 15 of his piano compositions, with 25 watercolor paintings by his artist spouse Madeleine. He has also created Daily VegInspirations, a book of excerpts from The World Peace Diet with Zen brush paintings by Madeleine. Dr. Tuttle has presented extensively throughout North America and worldwide at college campuses, spiritual centers, conferences, and peace, social justice, animal protection, health, and environmental gatherings.

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Madeleine Tuttle

Madeleine Tuttle is a visionary artist from Switzerland who specializes in painting that celebrates the beauty of animals and nature. She is also a flautist, Waldorf school teacher, long-time vegan cook and coach, gardener, clothing designer, multi-media artisan, and devoted meditator. Her extensive travels on six continents and formal training in Japan in ink brush painting lend a unique Zen style to her work. See for more information.

Madeleine a long-time vegan, is originally from Switzerland, where she studied organic gardening directly with the famous Dr. Vogel and was his personal assistant. –

Veganic Gardeners Question Time Thursday 26th May

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Tony Martin–will host an entertaining evening with some twenty-four-carrot advice from Anton Rosenfeld Research Officer at Garden Organic, Horticultural Journalist Mathew Appleby and Medical Herbalist Maureen Robertson.

Thursday 26th May

7pm-7.45pm UK Time

Please send your questions to:

Free event registration

Event line up:

Tony Martin Editor of Growing Green International magazine:

Tony Martin became veggie in 1978 and then vegan in 1986 for the sake of the animals. He has always been interested in gardening since sampling real food grown in his grandparents garden when he was about 8. After growing for 13 years in a 1/20 of an acre garden in Derbyshire he decided he needed a bigger play space and 18 years ago brought 5.5 acres of Welsh hillside and planted over 12,500 trees and hundreds of fruit bushes. He has recently moved to a 1.5 small holding in Carmarthen.
He is interested in permaculture having completed a PDC with Aranya in 2012, organised two vegan PDCs on his land and has had articles published in GGI and Permaculture magazine and has been editor of Growing Green International since issue 40.

Mathew Appleby: Author and three time winner of the Garden Media Guild best journalist award, his latest book is The Super Organic Gardener – Everything You Need to Know About a Vegan Garden.

Anton Rosenfeld Research Officer at Garden Organic:

Anton Rosenfeld has been with Garden Organic for 18 years. His work has ranged from projects with commercial field-scale growers to small-scale community gardens and allotments.  He has worked as a grower, runs many training courses and regularly writes for Grow Your Own and Kitchen Garden magazine.  He has a passion for soils, composting and growing veg from a wide range of cultures and horizons. He is a keen advocate of a vegan diet and veganic gardening and has been vegan for over 30 years.

Maureen Robertson Medical Herbalist:

MAUREEN has over 25 years of experience working with herbs and sharing the Green knowledge. She co-founded the Scottish School of Herbal Medicine in 1992 offering courses from introductory to professional training at BSc and MSc degree level.

At the same time she encountered Goethe’s way of studying “the Holy Open Book of Nature” as shared by Rudolf Steiner and discovered an approach of wholeness to studying plants, landscape and natural phenomena. She developed a clinical application of Goethe’s method which shaped her herbal practice and the way she supports the healing process for the people she works with.

In 2012 she established the Herbal Apprenticeship at Drimlabarra Herb Farm, Isle of Arran, Scotland which she ran for 4 years before relocating to Portugal.

Her travels in Peru and Ecuador meeting shamans and teacher plants helped create a deepening into the interior world of self healing and the shamanic practices which aid these processes are now an integral part of her approach to purification and rejuvenation.  

Veganic Gardeners’ Question Time hopes to inspire and bring new ideas to foragers, growers and gardeners alike.

Now more than ever it is vital that we engage with how our food is grown.

Tune into our show and become part of the growing revolution which can not only transform your garden plot but also change the way the world grows its food.

A Vegan Organic Network production.

Veganic Gardeners Question Time Thursday 28th April

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Luke Scott III–will host an entertaining evening with some twenty-four carrot advice from Jo Kidd of Tree of Life Veganics, Paul Handrick who runs the Bee Sanctuary in Ireland and Permaculture Teacher Graham Burnett.

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Thursday 28th April

7pm-7.45pm UK Time

Free event registration

Event line up:

Luke Scott III: Award-Winning International Speaker, TV Show Host, Spiritual Mentor and most recently Luke the Dad. Author of Upcoming Book, Find Your Truth: Your Guide to Living a Connected Life Filled With Joy and Freedom. Luke is in the process of setting up a number of Vegan Eco-Villages around the world.

Paul Handrick:

The Bee Sanctuary of Ireland is the only dedicated native wild bee sanctuary on the planet.

No hives. No honey. Just Wild!

55 acres – the size of 31 football pitches – of mixed habitat which we have been returning to nature since 2012.

Nestled in the foothills of the Wicklow mountains we are a pause in the chaos of modern life.

We advocate for and educate about our endangered wild bee populations and are real life real time proof of the simple measures we can all take to address this serious issue.

When it comes to bees, nature and the planet it’s time to start giving and stop taking.

Here on THE BEE SANCTUARY OF IRELAND we give everything.

We’re all in.

Twitter: @the_beeguyFacebook/Instagram: @beesanctuaryireland

Jo Kidd:

Jo Kidd and her family run a small veganic, forest farm near Faversham in Kent.
They started farming in 2018 having been vegan since 2003 and, building on previous projects, are following their passion to live as ethically and compassionately and as close to the earth as possible.
They use a no plough approach and will be completely no till within the next two years.
They use no single use plastic, no concrete and are off grid. They love woodchip!
They are certified organic with the Soil Association.
They sell all produce locally, within a 5 mile radius and all deliveries are by electric vehicle.

Graham Burnett

Has been an activist for social and environmental justice since leaving school in the late 1970s, Graham has taught permaculture workshops and courses for over 20 years. He founded Spiralseed in 2001, and is a regular contributor to publications as diverse as Positive News, The Sunday Times and Permaculture Magazine. He is the author of The Vegan Book of Permaculture and Permaculture A Beginners Guide, and is currently writing ‘The Regenerative Allotment and Garden’.

Veganic Gardeners’ Question Time hopes to inspire and bring new ideas to foragers, growers and gardeners alike.

Now more than ever it is vital that we engage with how our food is grown.

Tune into our show and become part of the growing revolution which can not only transform your garden plot but also change the way the world grows its food.

A Vegan Organic Network production.

Veganic Gardeners Question Time 24th March

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Veganic Gardeners’ Question Time

Rich Hardy – Campaigner and vegan farmer will host an entertaining evening with some twenty-four carrot advice from horticultural expert Ellen Mary, agronomist Dennis Touliatos and vegan farmer from Sweden Peter Albrect.

Please send your questions to:

Thursday 24th March

7pm-7.45pm UK Time

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Event line up:

Rich Hardy:

Rich Hardy is an award-winning investigative journalist and author, known for his work documenting the impacts of agriculture on animals, people and planet. Shocked by his findings, he turned to vegan agriculture to help fix a broken food system. Together with his partner, he runs a veganic veg box scheme on a 1 acre market garden in Cornwall.

Dennis Touliatos:

Dennis is  an interdisciplinary researcher, with a background in plant biology and environmental social sciences, exploring how and why we should grow plants differently. He currently works on the European Horizon 2020 project ‘Organic-PLUS’,  investigating vegan fertilisers for organic growers. Dennis is also a FarmStart grower and trainer at The Plot – a new market garden just south of Lancaster. Set up in 2021, the Plot supplies organic veg to local markets and hosts the FarmStart training scheme which aims to train future growers.

Peter Albrecht:
Peter Albrecht has been a veganic small scale farmer for 12 years. His operation is called Villands Vånga Veganträdgård and mainly focuses on different types of veganic farming and to demonstrate different ways to upscale organic matter into compost, nutrients and soil building material. On the farm Peter and his family grow veggies, perennial vegetables and lots of fruit and berrys. Peters farm is facilitating a lot of education opportunities hosting courses, guided tours, having interns and classes from different schools learning about veganic regenerative farming methods. Currently Peter is also on the Swedish board for the oragnisation of biocyclic veganic farming and hopes to be the first farmer to be biocyclic certified in sweden. If you want to see more of  the farm visit or check out instagram or facebook

Ellen Mary: Is a horticultural radio show host, TV presenter, writer and of course vegan. She has travelled all over the world to discuss the benefits that nature provides to our wellbeing – specifically gardening.  Her first book ‘The Joy of Gardening; the everyday zen of mowing the lawn‘ was released in May 2021. 

Veganic Gardeners’ Question Time hopes to inspire and bring new ideas to foragers, growers and gardeners alike.

Now more than ever it is vital that we engage with how our food is grown.

Tune into our show and become part of the growing revolution which can not only transform your garden plot but also change the way the world grows its food.

A Vegan Organic Network production.


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Benefit for refugees, proceeds to GO Dharmic and Médecins Sans Frontières

Join us for a REally WILD Night at Coffee Cranks Café in Alexandra Park, Manchester.

Line-up so far:

Danny Zero 25-singer songwriter

Garient -singer songwriter

Dominic Berry-Performance Poet

Mario -Steel Drums

John Large -Poet

Collin Bennett the Gardener Poet

DJ’s Martin Lewis and Ken Obi pumping up the VIBES to midnight: ‘Soul, funk, reggae, hip hop, bass music, jungle…funky dancefloor friendly sounds!.’

Local campaigning groups will include: Vegan Organic Network, Manchester Extinction Rebellion, Viva, Manchester Green Peace & others.

The Coffee Cranks bar will be serving up a delicious curry and rice with chapattis and a variety of drinks including alcohol.

Limited tickets available, book early to avoid disappointment. Online prices do not include Eventbrite commission. Commission free tickets are available to buy direct from Coffee Cranks Café.

£3.00 students/unemployed

£5.00 discount entry for people on low wage.

£10.00 standard entry

£5.00 Curry and rice with chapattis

RE WILD the land, our bodies and minds !

Please get in touch if you would like to perform.

Contact Dan 07732733001


Rewilding and Veganic (Stockfree Organic) Farming – What is it about?

Rewilding is the large-scale restoration of eco systems to the point where nature is allowed to take care of itself. It is amazing how fast nature can recover, when habitats are restored, animals return. Rewilding means a richer healthier environment for us all to live in.

How to free up land for rewilding

The first and easiest thing we can do to free up land for rewilding is to stop industrial animal farming. Animal agriculture uses 80% of all agricultural land and is responsible for deforestation, ocean dead zones, river pollution etc. On earth today 36% of all mammals are human and 60% are farm animals.

What is the most environmentally friendly way for people to feed themselves?

Veganic (Stockfree Organic) Farming aims for a closed system, striving to maintain fertility using the materials available on the farmland such as compost, mulch, chipped branch wood and green manures. This method of farming encourages biodiversity, replacing the need for agricultural chemicals and pesticides. Veganic (Stockfree Organic) Farming comes under many headings which can include: forest gardening, permaculture, horticulture and arable farming.

Veganic food is not only good for the environment it is good for human health as it helps to maintain healthy gut bacteria which is vital for a healthy immune system.

Conventional farms fertilise crops with with slaughter house by-products, chemicals and pesticides, which are detrimental to biodiversity and pollute the soil, rivers and the atmosphere. Food produced may contain chemicals and pesticide residue, which is harmful to human health, contributing to cancers and other health conditions.

Organic farms can use green manures but also fertilise crops by bringing in slaughter house by-products such as manure, fish, blood and bone meal which pollute the surrounding environment causing ocean and river dead zones and the possibility of dangerous pathogens such as E.coli.

Further more, in farms which use animal by-products for fertility, manure may be contaminated with antibiotic resistant bacteria.

Veganic (Stockfree Organic) Farming systems are the best way for industrial countries to feed themselves with healthy nutritious food, while having a minimal impact on the environment.

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Vegan Organic Network: Working for a REally WILD Planet!