An important and often overlooked aspect of vegan living is the way it increases our ability to sustain a growing human population. It is possible to feed far more people by growing plant foods for direct human consumption than by feeding them to farmed animals first.
The Naturally Vegan Plot is one of relatively few projects working on ways of extending our choice of UK-grown plant-based foods; it seeks to provide practical vegan solutions to food production issues. The 3.5 site field is being developed as a centre for research, demonstration, education and practical implementation of Veganic Horticulture, woodland gardening, low impact land management initiatives, vegan permaculture and sustainable land use.
As part of VFOB, the project has arranged a unique open day on June 3, including a presentation on its vital work and ambitions, followed by vegan lunch and an invitation to visit the Plot afterwards.
These energetic folk are also organising two other events during VFOB, both in Plymouth. On May 20, there will be an All Day Elevenses mini-market at Union Corner and on May 27, a Celebrating Animal Aid Spring Fair at The Abbey Hall. (See events section for full details of all three events).