About: Karen Koschel

Writer & Reviewer

Vegan Newbie and Vegan Gardener Columnist


Karen Koschel lives in a small country town with her three gorgeous boys and two adorable “recycled” dogs. She is passionate about animal welfare, organic gardening, and living a sustainable life to the best of her ability. This involves turning her little piece of earth into a productive food garden.
Karen is also an artist, specializing in personalised portraits that are hand-drawn and custom made.

More about Karen

Check out Karen’s art work on her Facebook page

Or at her website – Karen Interlandi Portrait Artist.

Recent Posts by Karen Koschel

Making Vegan Compost for Your Garden

Ever wondered how to make the most out of your food waste? As a vegan diet is rich in fruit and vegetables, we often have a lot of waste in the form of peelings, off-cuts, seeds and pulp. But did you know that this so called “waste” could be potential...
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Back to Basics: How to Start Your Very Own Vegan Garden

Most people are a bit intimated when it comes to starting out as a gardener; some see it as all too hard or a pastime for the older folks. I see it as a chance to change our perception of growing our own food in our backyard and would love...
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Getting Your Kids Active in Your Vegan Organic Garden

Aside from the standard pests that we all see in our gardens, one of the most destructive of all forces is our kids… Aside from putting up 6-foot high fences topped with barbed wire (these wild creatures will always find their way into your freshly planted patch and create havoc),...
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Sexy in the Kitchen: The Sexy Vegan Cookbook

The first thing I have to say about The Sexy Vegan cookbook is that it made me laugh out loud. Not the LOL that you write on your friend’s Facebook statuses with a straight face, but a genuine laugh out loud. I am embarrassed to admit that the comment on...
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