Saturday, March 2, 2013

New Books!

Farming to Create Heaven on Earth

     Shizen Nouhou or “Natural Agriculture” has many different faces. As the name suggests, it is a way of growing food similar to other ecological farming methods, such as organics and biodynamics. But it is also a way of eating, a way of cooking, and a way of thinking about food. It is practiced by farmers and consumers alike, by individuals as well as entire communities.

     In fact, with each new person involved, Natural Agriculture takes a new shape. That’s because Natural Agriculture is not just a set of actions, it is a whole philosophy, brought to life through our relationship
with food.

     Founded in post-WWI Japan by farming pioneer and spiritual leader Mokichi Okada, Natural Agriculture is now practiced throughout the world. “Farming to Create Heaven on Earth” is an exploration of the philosophy in all its modern applications, from a CSA that feeds 1,500 families in Tokyo to a high-desert garden in the wilds of Southern Colorado. Illustrated with more than one hundred color photographs, the book profiles dozens of different Natural Agriculture farmers and consumers and how they guide their lives with this unique philosophy.

Also new:

Growing Sustainability

by Dave of Darlington. £8.50.The book is a compilationof the writings of Dave of Darlington – atreasury of useful information for gardenersand farmers, gleaned from Dave’s longexperience and enhanced by well-informedthoughts on the ethics and politics behind farming.

Please visit the Vegan Organic Network website to purchase these and other great books on veganic growing also included under 'Books' in the list on the right hand side of this page!


  1. How can I get in touch with this blog's author? I can't find an email address. Thanks!

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    1. Hi Stephanie! I'm reworking this page, so sorry not to have responded sooner! You can contact me this way:

      Looking forward to hearing from you! -Fireweed


What is veganic agriculture?

Also called stock-free farming, vegan-organics is a system which avoids all artificial chemical products (synthetic fertiliser, pesticides, growth regulators), genetically modified organisms, animal manures and slaughterhouse by-products (blood, fish meal, bone meal, etc).

DIVA employs the word 'veganiculture' to reflect the integration of vegan-organics, permaculture techniques free of domestic animals, and the cross-cultural adoption of veganism as a dietary and lifestyle choice where possible around the world.