Fw: Magazine

Alison Banville alisonbanville at yahoo.co.uk
Sat Jul 9 14:29:28 BST 2011

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From: Sally (Veganorganic Media) <media at veganorganic.net>
To: savoir-faire at phonecoop.coop
Sent: Tue, 21 June, 2011 15:25:37
Subject: Growing Green Growing Strong

 Growing Green International’s Summer 2011 edition is packed with news from 
around the world of stockfree organic growing.
 Stockfree organic differs from conventional organic in that, as well as 
avoiding synthetic chemicals and artificial fertilisers, growers also avoid 
animal inputs, relying instead on green manures, mulches, undersowing and crop 
rotation to maintain soil health and fertility.
 The magazine demonstrates the success of these techniques and includes reports 
from UK growers and gardeners in Cambridge, Cheshire, Lancashire, Southampton 
and Yorkshire and as far afield as Kerala (India), the French Pyrenees and 
Ontario and Quebec in Canada.
 There’s also news of a proposal to set up a Participatory Farmer to Farmer 
Low-cost Inspection Scheme. The plan is to set up a pilot in North-west England 
and North Wales which will operate through a link between Stockfree Organic 
Services and Climate Friendly Food, enabling more small-scale growers to afford 
reliable certification for their stockfree organic produce.
 With articles on subjects as diverse as Human Diet Choice & Climate Change, 
Animals as Biotechnology No-Dig, No-Till Methods and Balcony Composting, there’s 
something to interest a wide variety of readers.
 For a copy of the magazine, contact media at veganorganic.net  Better still, go to 
the www.veganorganic.net website to join VON and receive your copy.
 To find out more about growing in different countries, climates and soil types, 
in protected and open environments on both field and market garden scales, take 
a look at the website www.stockfreeorganic.net or contact 
robertmackey at btinternet.com  A panel of growers is available to offer help and 
 “Growing Green – Organic Techniques for a Sustainable Future”, the remarkable 
handbook of stockfree organics written by Jenny Hall and Iain Tolhurst is now in 
its second edition and is available through the VON website www.veganorganic.net
Notes to Editor
(1) Founded in 1996, the Vegan-Organic Network is an ambitious charity with an 
international network of active supporters. It aims to research and promote 
vegan-organic (stockfree) methods of agriculture and horticulture so that clean, 
green, cruelty-free, food becomes widely available. It publishes a magazine 
“Growing Green International” and advice leaflets. There is also a free advice 
service for members of the public, home growers, smallholders and farmers. The 
Network organises farm walks, allotment and garden visits and volunteer 
placements on stockfree holdings. See website www.veganorganic.net 

(2)VON’s stockfree organic standards inspected by the Soil Association are 
available for farmers and growers who wish to grow produce in the most ethical 
and environmentally-friendly way. The stockfree organic symbol is the consumer’s 
guarantee of “organic plus” food.
(3) Stockfree Organic Services (SOS) is the commercial growers’ arm of VON, 
providing information and advice to farmers and growers around the world. See 
website www.stockfreeorganic.net 

Sally Ford – Press Officer
01584 872224   media at veganorganic.net                      21 June 2011     ref. 
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