Martin Addams-Smith

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Jeanine Gurley wrote:Loving the new vegan forum here at permies. I am not totally vegan but seem to be moving more in that direction all of the time. Animals are a necessary part of the growing equation even if it is wild animals that come through and fertilize the area.

We have a few hundred starlings that pass through my back yard once a year. When they leave EVERYTHING is covered in little bird poops. I don't mind though, it is free fertilizer and I'm sure they clean up a bunch of bugs and other critters at the same time. They have never been destructive to my plants.

I think they come here because of the very tall safe canopy of the old pecan trees and the small water features on the ground.

So far there have never been problems with them bringing in desease to my chickens so I think I want to continue to keep this a hospitable rest stop for them.

One of the main issues that I see in the vegan community is the concern about exploitation of animals. There are many ways that we can gain the benefit of the animal input in our gardens/farms while at the same time actually benefiting and providing increased habitat for the non-human animals around us.

I'm hoping that we can explore those ideas here.

I'm a recipe hog too - would love to hear some of your favorites.



Hi everyone. I´m new here , only found out about this site an hour ago. I have been Vegan for 14 months , loving it. I am a Head Chef in southern Germany ( I am English) , and am having nightmares about cooking meat at work. So much so that I have renewed my HGV truck licence , and am hopefully going to land a driving job next week.

Jeanine , sorry for gatecrashing your post , but I am not quite sure how the posting stuff works yet , and I just wanted to say Hi ! As you can imagine , my boss is not impressed with my Veganism , as I point blank refuse to butcher meat and fish. I have to cook it , as I still have to earn a damn wage and support my family. Great to see so many Vegans here.
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