Past Meetup

Growing Veganic: How to Grow Plants with Plants

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Sacramento Grange Hall

3830 U Street (at Stockton Blvd.) · Sacramento, CA

How to find us

There are three Grange buildings on the property. Come in the rear entrance of the single-story one, right by our SVS sign.

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The Sacramento Vegetarian Society is thrilled to invite

Greg and Stephanie Litus to lead a group discussion about growing food veganically, without the use of animal byproducts, as they do at the Animal Place Sanctuary for Farmed Animals in Grass Valley, one of the trend-setting veganic farms. As the number of cases of vegetables adulterated with E. coli and other animal-derived contaminants continues to skyrocket, veganic offers a viable and proven alternative.

Learn how they grow veganically at Animal Place, and how you can do it at home. Examine the challenges and benefits of veganic methods, as well as the issues of scaling up a small-scale farm. There will be plenty of time for questions and discussion. Interested in eating veganic?

Chat about bringing Animal Place’s veganic produce to places near you this season. Learn about how you can get in on veganic food through AP’s new produce box delivery program, also known as a “CSA” for Community Supported Agriculture. Animal Place is organizing a weekly drop-off of 100% veganic veggie boxes in Sacramento. All proceeds will directly benefit the rescue, care, and advocacy for farmed animals at Animal Place ( Find out what’s growing this season, how the program works, how to sign up, and most importantly, give your feedback!

You'll want to bring a friend or two to participate in this cutting-edge discussion.

"As a veganic farm, we are just as productive as any other organic operation. We choose not to use animal products because it is a more compassionate and more efficient way to grow healthy food."
–Stephanie Litus

Bios: Greg Litus is well versed in the social, physical, and life sciences. He has studied and worked in the fields of economics, geology, geochemistry, and plant physiology, and has a Ph.D. in horticulture. Twenty years as an environmental consultant and researcher in landscape horticulture led him to start a veganic farm as part of the Animal Place Sanctuary for Farmed Animals in Grass Valley, California. He is joined by his partner, Stephanie Litus, who left a nonprofit I.T. job to scale up the farm to a small commercial operation in 2012. Stephanie manages the day-to-day activities on the farm as well as the partnerships with local natural food stores, restaurants, and communities.


5:30: Doors open

6:00: Potluck dinner

6:45: Speakers

Please bring:

a vegan (no animal products, including no eggs or dairy products) dish to feed at least six; your plate, bowl, cup, utensils; a list of ingredients. If you are unable to bring a dish, a $4 donation will cover the cost of food. Just let us know, so we'll know how much extra food to have on hand (see contact info below).

Baffled by "vegan"? Don't know what to fix? We can help. Drop us a line right here or at [masked].

Parking: Free, off-street, and lots of it. Just a block from the T Street bike route.

Everyone is welcome. Bring your friends, family, neighbors, co-workers, etc.!

See you at the Grange Hall!