This article contains information about our Veganic EcoPeaceful Food Forest in the desert, just 5 miles from the Las Vegas Strip!

Table of Contents

ABOUT
    Our Plan
    Our Guiding Principles
    Our Guiding Strategies
VIDEO ABOUT OUR PROJECT
BEFORE & AFTER IMAGES
OUR ECOPEACEFUL GARDENING VIDEO CHANNEL
WEBSITES & ARTICLES ABOUT VEGANIC GARDENING
VIDEOS ABOUT FOOD FORESTS & VEGANIC GARDENING
OUR MAIN EDUCATORS & SUPPORTERS
DEFINITIONS

ABOUT

In November of 2014, we purchased an abandoned (5 years) vacant (a boarded up former crack house, with most of the windows broken, smashed walls, electrical wiring stripped, overgrown with weeds...) in the city of Las Vegas, on one 3rd of an acre with the intention of showing how you can grow a Sustainable and Veganic Food Forest... in the DESERT!
We are rebuilding the house and transforming the land (covered in weeds and landscape rocks, with plastic weeds barrier) and soil (in many places embedded with trash/plastic).
In addition to making many energy saving upgrades for the home, we are sourcing as much as possible from local resources and growing as much diversity and variety as is possible and reasonable for our food forest.

Food Garden Forest 700

Our Plan:

1) Do more educational articles and videos,
2) Have classes and tours both from us and experts,
3) Use our home and food forest project as a demonstration as to what is possible with accurate information, knowledgeable consultants and some smart and hard work!

Our Guiding Principles:

1) Avoidance, reduction and removal of pollution, toxins, harmful chemicals...

2) No use of any animal products or byproducts from animals who are subjected to the common practices of: confinement, imprisonment, abuse, reproductively manipulated, kidnapping, body mutilations, killing...

3) Sharing, co-existing, working with, seeking first to understand, patience... and the like,
as opposed to: domination, dictatorship, annihilation, murderous rampage, revenge...

4) Seeking out and collecting highly accurate: advisors and information 

5) Using and working towards applying the most eco-friendly: products, services, and tools

6) Refuse, Reduce, Repair, Recycle, Reinvent, Rethink, Resource as much as possible from local resources

7) Learn, share, coach/mentor, consult and train others, and be a space for those who want to do the same 

Side note - So far our marriage has survived this project, so we are looking for much more challenging projects in the future! If you have relationship challenging project ideas please send them our way. ;-)

Our Guiding Strategies 

Here is a list of just a few of the many strategies that we incorporate (listed alphabetically): 

Agroforestry
Biological Control
Companion Planting
Composting & Compost Analysis
Crop Rotation
EcoAgriculture
Ecological/Sustainable Agriculture
Greywater
Habitat Manipulation
Hydrology
Integrated Pest Management
SequencialIntercropping
Natural Farming
No-till Farming / No-dig Gardening
Organic Farming
Passive & Active Solar
Permaculture
Polyculture
Push–pull pest management
Rainwater Harvesting
Seed Saving

Seven-layer System
Sustainable Agriculture & Profiling

Our Goals

Increase - food production, sustainability, biodiversity, clean air, clean water, food recycling, local resources, soil nutrition and water retainment
Reduce and/or Eliminate - water run-off, landfill pollution, pollution and toxins
Prevent - water and soil pollution, water loss, soil erosion
Avoid - harmful: practices, amendments, products and chemicals
Transform - lifeless soil and rocks into a thriving and sustainable edible landscape

Masanobu Fukuoka

"Observe Nature thoroughly rather than labor thoughtlessly." Masanobu Fukuoka
Masanobu Fukuoka throwing the first seedball at the workshop at Navdanya in October, 2002

Copyright: NaturalFarming.org

VIDEO ABOUT OUR PROJECT

Video by John Kohler about our EcoPeaceful Sustainable Veganic* Desert Food Forest Project:
"Self-Reliance Urban Homestead Creates Fertilizer from Waste FREE"

BEFORE & AFTER IMAGES

Coming soon!

OUR ECOPEACEFUL GARDENING VIDEO CHANNEL

EcoPeaceful Gardening: youtube.com/channel/UCaIMOEPxjDH6NbK4wbBTe2w

WEBSITES & ARTICLES ABOUT VEGANIC GARDENING

Vegan Organic Network - VeganOrganic.net
    Going Green International - Veganic Organic Networks' twice a year magazine
Go Veganic - GoVeganic.net
    Certified Veganic - U.S. - GoVeganic.net/spip.php?article106
Vegan Organic Gardening - Wikipedia.org/wiki/Vegan_organic_gardening
Animal-free agriculture- Wikipedia.org/wiki/Animal-free_agriculture
Stockfree Organic Services - StockFreeOrganic.net
Harold Brown describes stock-free farming - Veganiculture.blogspot.com/2012/12/harold-brown-describes-stock-free.html
Interview with vegan permaculturalist, Graham Burnett - VeganViews.org.uk/vv99/vv99permaculture.html
List of some Veganic Soil Amendments - TheVeganTruth.blogspot.com/search/label/growing%20vegan-organic
Easy Guide to Vegan Organic Fertilizers - GentleWorld.org/easy-guide-to-vegan-organic-fertilizers
What is Vegan Organic Gardening? - GentleWorld.org/what-is-vegan-organic-gardening
A Guide to Veganic Volunteering - GentleWorld.org/a-guide-to-veganic-volunteering

VIDEOS ABOUT FOOD FORESTS & VEGANIC GARDENING

What is Veganic Farming? Is it Viable?

Shangri-La: New Zealand' Veganic Garden Paradise

Why You Don't Need Animal Manure in Your Organic Vegetable Garden

Veganic Farming and Gardening - Helen Atthowe

 

Urban Permaculture Tour plus How to Control Bugs without Spraying Anything

OUR MAIN EDUCATORS & SUPPORTERS

Individuals & Organizations that Donate and/or Support (listed in no specific order):
    The Living Works/Dennis Raatz - TheLivingWorks.org
    Urban Hydro Greens - UrbanHydroGreens.com
    Robert 'Bob' Morris - XtremeHorticulture.blogspot.com
    John Kohler - Youtube.com/user/GrowingYourGreens
    Rhonda Killough - ProjectAngelFaces.org
    Anand Sahaja & Mason Green - WholeWayHome.com
    Erik King

DEFINITIONS

Food Forest - An intentionally dense gardening project with a primary focus on growing plants that offer food and/or herbal medicine. 
Veganic - A combination of the terms and principles of Vegan and Organic. Veganic is sometimes referred to as Stock-Free. Stock refers to the 'keeping' (caging/confinement/fencing) of sentient domesticated animals (usually bred and raised to be killed) and the use of their byproducts, like: animal manures or animal parts (bone meal, blood meal, fish meal...).
    See also Vegan permacultureVegan biodynamic agriculture, Veganiculture, Forest Gardening and Animal-free agriculture.
Permaculture - The intentional development of a sustainable and self-sufficient agricultural ecosystems

NOTE: This is not a finalized page. Updates, more educational information and links to resources (videos, articles, podcasts...) will be added to this page.

 

Author Info
JD & Lena Mumma
Author: JD & Lena MummaWebsite: http://EcoPeaceful.com
Co-Founders of Ecopeaceful, LLC
About Me
We love educating about eco and peaceful ways of living, and every now and then exposing people and companies that are not acting in the best interest of the public.
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