Discover the Veganic Food Revolution at VegfestUK Brighton 2019

8th February 2019

Veganism is rising, but we still can’t buy food that is grown the vegan way. Come to the Veganic Growing talks area at VegfestUK Brighton 2019 and learn how food production is connected to animal rights, veganism, pollution and the environment.

What is the difference between Organic and Veganic?

  • Veganic farms only use plant-based fertilisers and no chemicals.
  • Organic farms use slaughterhouse by-products such as fish, blood, bone and animal manure as fertiliser and no chemicals.
  • Conventional farms use chemicals, slaughterhouse by-products such as fish, blood, bone and animal manure as fertilizer.

Come to the Veganic Farming and Growing area at VegfestUK Brighton for some veganic produce, grown by Shumei, a farm based in Yatesbury. Be inspired by our excellent speakers who include Mathew Appleby who writes for the Guardian, horticultural radio show host, presenter and writer Ellen Mary, international speaker Ian Tolhurst, UK’s first certified Stockfree (veganic) farmer and many others.

Whether you are a consumer or grower, it is vital for us to support the veganic movement.

The Vegan Organic Network is the only organisation in the UK solely dedicated to working for vegan food to be grown the veganic way.

Full schedule of talks in the Veganic Growing area


12:00 – Ian Tolhurst – What is a Veganic (Stockfree) Organic Farm?

1:00 – Tony Martin – Permaculture, What is it? and How Can it Benefit Me?

2:00 – Mathew Appleby – The Super Organic Gardener: Everything You Need to Know About a Vegan Garden

3:00 – Ian Tolhurst – The Changing Role of Livestock in Organic Farming Systems

4:00 – Shinya Imahashi (Shumei) – Revitalizing the Power of Soil

5:00 – Jon Dale – Vegan Growing Heal the Earth, Heal Yourself


11:00 – Jon Dale – Vegan Growing Heal the Earth, Heal Yourself

12:00 – Tony Martin – Permaculture, What is it? and How Can it Benefit Me?

1:00 – Ellen Mary – The Lost Connection – How Nature and Wellbeing are Intrinsically Linked

2:00 – Shinya Imahashi (Shumei) – Revitalizing the Power of Soil

3:00 – Dan Graham – How to Get Real Vegan Food

Click here for full biographies and descriptions of all talks

Other activities at VegfestUK Brighton 2019

The Veganic Growing area is part of a huge VegfestUK Brighton which takes place on March 23-24 at the Brighton Centre. The event also features the following:

  • Around 230 stalls
  • 18 global caterers
  • Talks on Fitness, Health, Radical Veganism
  • Animal Think Tank
  • Vegan Activists Hub
  • Yoga and Wellness Zone
  • Mature Zone
  • Cookery Demos
  • Art Exhibition
  • Live Performances
  • Kids Area

Advance tickets are now available at, with a BUY ONE GET ONE FREE special offer running until the end of February

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