Practical advice on Veganic Growing to be shared by Vegan Organic Network at VegfestUK London 2019

6th August 2019

At VegfestUK London 2019 in October, the Vegan Organic Network are again organising the veganic speakers area. We’ll be having talks on agroecology; permaculture; home growing and community living, providing practical advice on creating abundance while working with nature. There’ll be veganic veg, chocolate and other produce from Shumei, and a comprehensive range of books and information available on the VON stall.

Veganic growing gives us a vision of how we can live. It requires a fraction of the land currently used by animal agriculture, and by growing veganically, we can eat healthy organic foods, without exploitation of animals, whilst rebalancing and restoring natural ecosystems. Rivers can run clean, life in the oceans when left alone will regenerate, and the soil can become a naturally fertile ecosystem.


Jo Kidd: Will be speaking about “Vegan Organics Kent, the story of an emerging veganic agroforestry project and farm in East Kent.”

Cleve West: Who has won a total of nine RHS Gold Medals (six at the Chelsea Flower Show) and three awards for innovative garden design.

Ellen Mary: Horticultural radio show host, TV presenter, writer and of course vegan, will discuss the benefits that nature provides to our wellbeing.

Iain Tolhurst: Has been at the forefront of the UK organic farming movement for over 40 years.

Graham Burnett: An activist for social and environmental justice since leaving school in the late 1970s, Graham Burnett has taught permaculture workshops and courses for over 20 years.

Shinya Imahashi: Will talk about the basic principles of Shumei Natural agriculture, how he grows vegetables organically without adding any animal manures, combined with seed saving and continuous cropping systems.

Matthew Appleby: is the Garden Media Guild garden writer of the year and author of The Allotment Planner and The Children’s Garden as well as being a full-time gardening writer for magazines and newspapers

Paul Smorthit: Discover how to be a daily leader of ‘Actionism’ with 20 easy swaps and tasks using solution based thinking.

Tamara Șchiopu: Let us talk about our food choices for convenience, for beliefs and for the Earth!

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Other features at VegfestUK London

Returning to Olympia London for the 7th year running on the weekend October 26-27, this event also includes 320 stalls packed with the latest vegan products, a Vegan Food Village with 25 caterers, a New Vegan Support area for beginners to veganism, a Foodies Stage with live music, the Art of Compassion Exhibition, two Fitness areas, a Holistic Health Hub, Cookery Demos, talks on Plant Based Health, a Natural Therapy Zone, Lifestyle presentations, a Yoga Zone, a Kids Yoga area, a Mature Zone, a Kids Area, plus talks on Animal Rights and Activism, Vegan Activists Support, VGN, VGN Climate Change Summit and Movement Building.

Advance tickets for this event are now available at, with BUY ONE GET ONE FREE offers running until the end of August, and BUY ONE GET ONE HALF PRICE offers running until the end of September.

Each entry ticket includes free access to all talks, cookery demos, panels and live music sessions at the show.

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Plant Powered Expo – February 1st 2nd 2020 @ Olympia London

The organisers of VegfestUK are running a new show Plant Powered Expo next February in the National Hall of Olympia London. This new event celebrates the best of a plant-based way of life with 235 stalls, 12 features and 100 speakers. For more information, visit

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