The Vegan Organic Network
04 August 2022
VON is a volunteer led organisation with a range of people supporting vegan-organic growing, from the back gardens to commercial farms.
The first idea of the VON was created by David Stringer and Jane and David Graham in Manchester in 1996, with the philosophy that in order to change the world it was not sufficient to philosophise, action was needed. With help from local members of the organisation VOHAN (later known as VON), they launched campaign to raise awareness about animal wellfare and sustainable farming methods. From the outset they saw vegan organics not as a single issue campaign, but as an integrated international movement. Their vision went beyond the central aim of vegan cultivation; it also embraced an alternative view of market economics, of cooperation, and a movement for land reform and redistribution.