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Farming with Possums

Shangri-La’s head gardener Magic has worked his magic once again to make our newest garden bed 100% possum-proof (no easy task). Possums were introduced to New Zealand from Australia in the 1830s, in order to be trapped for their incredibly soft and beautiful fur. They are now highly-persecuted, not only by trappers but by ordinary […] Read more

Five Steps to Vegan Goes Live!

Friends, we couldn’t be more pleased to share with you the news that Five Steps to Vegan has launched, and Step One is now available! Gentle World has worked closely with BeFairBeVegan to develop this online program, which has been designed to help new vegans gain confidence and assurance. FIVE STEPS TO VEGAN is an […] Read more

The Least I Can Do

Mariana Cerovečki, Croatia Since I was a little child, I have always loved animals—well, I thought I loved “all animals”, but in reality I only loved and respected dogs and cats. I ate meat, dairy and other products of animal exploitation. I didn’t know better; I didn’t make the connection between what was on my […] Read more

Solstice

It was last year’s December that allowed me to at least begin to understand the significance of the winter solstice, as it might have been experienced by those who once celebrated it en masse: gathering together in the spirit of festivity and solidarity, sharing banquets of harvest-season abundance, surrounded by fires symbolizing the return of […] Read more

Five Steps to Vegan

We are bursting with pride to be partnering once again with BeFairBeVegan, this time to bring you Five Steps to Vegan; an online program designed to make the vegan transition easier than ever. Drawing on insights learned over many years as long-time vegans and vegan educators, Five Steps is a comprehensive, easy-to-understand, step-by-step guide to […] Read more

Partnering with Te Whare Rongoa

Image by Sharain Liew from Pixabay Te Whare Rongoa (House of Medicine) is a charitable trust in New Zealand’s Northland. Serving the Far North community with a high percentage of Maori clients, they offer well-being services through education in plant-based food and herbal medicine, while also offering support to people with substance use disorders. We […] Read more

Letter from JP

Image by Oldiefan from Pixabay At the beginning of December, our co-founder Light received a touching message from an old friend of Gentle World. Although J.P. took a very different direction in his activism than Gentle World’s focus on vegan education, we found his words so moving that we felt his letter was worth sharing […] Read more

Lisa’s Awesome Cashew Cheese

Having received the seal of approval from plenty of passers-by at Gentle World’s booth at the Te Hiku Health Expo, we decided this delicious cashew cheese recipe should also be shared with you, our readers. We’ve tried a lot of different cashew cheese recipes over the years, but this one’s a little different. The addition […] Read more

Gentle World at the Te Hiku Expo

On Saturday, December 14th, Gentle World participated in Northland’s very first Te Hiku Spirit, Mind, Body Health Expo.  With close to 400 people coming through the doors of Kaitaia’s beautiful Te Ahu Center, Gentle World’s table was the only one promoting veganism. Our efforts were met with unprecedented enthusiasm as our volunteers talked to attendees […] Read more

The Goddess Needs Blood

Every five years, Southern Nepal becomes the setting for a two-day bloodbath said to be the world’s largest religious animal sacrifice, bringing hundreds of thousands of Hindu devotees together to participate in a centuries-old tradition claiming to honor a deity called Gadhimai. According to news sources, 2009’s festival saw around a quarter of a million […] Read more