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Growing Tips from Meadow

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As a veganic gardener, your options for fertilizing the soil are different to those of an organic farmer, who uses just about everything under the sun as long as it is not chemical. I don’t use any blood and bone, any fish or animal guts or anything like that. Compost is very good if you’re [...]

Veganic Growing in Action

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Many of our visitors are vegans who want to learn how to grow their own food without the use of animal products. At both of our visitor center locations (Hawaii and New Zealand) our demonstration gardens show the principles of veganic growing in action. It's always a joy to give people the opportunity to reconnect with where the food we eat comes from, especially since the [...]

DIY Kombucha

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The probiotic drink known as Kombucha has taken off among the health conscious within recent years. This fermented tea contains a variety of helpful bacteria that support digestion, and it also boosts the immune system as it contains enzymes, vitamins, amino acids, antioxidants and polyphenols that are beneficial to any lifestyle. Kombucha is made from [...]

DIY Fermented Foods: Healthy Sauerkraut

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I love sauerkraut, and for a while now I’ve been eating and enjoying my own homemade version of this simple yet very powerful ferment. Sauerkraut has a whole range of benefits for anybody looking to optimize their health. As a side dish alongside any meal, it’s crunchy and delightfully tangy, and can be made with a range of different flavors. [...]

What is Vegan Organic Gardening?

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In the northern hemisphere a new gardening season is upon us! Right now thoughts of seeds, soil and the potential for fresh fruit and veggies may be dancing through your head. But as you prepare your garden plot for this season, or contemplate creating a garden for the first time, perhaps it is also the [...]

Creative Ecology 102

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As promised, here is another example of what you can do using recycled materials. This is our bunny rabbit Poof who we rescued eight years ago. He is now a close part of the Gentle World family and lives on our large outdoor deck. He has the run of our large (30' x 30') deck [...]

6 Gardening Tips for Hot Weather

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These gardening tips will help your plants survive the summer months, any time you’re facing a drought or a long spell of hot weather. Like our other vegan garden tips, they are simple, straightforward and easy to put into practice. Helping your plants thrive is often a case of proper planning, placement and soil fertility.  [...]

Creative Ecology 101: The Stroller-Barrow

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You may be curious about the interesting contraption featured in this photograph. Sky, another long time member of Gentle World, has a passion for re-using (up-cycling) materials that he finds at the transfer station or that have been gifted to our organization. This is a magical way to give secondhand items a chance for a new [...]

Dental Chews for Vegan Dogs

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Some dogs have a problem with dental tartar, and our rescued boy is one of them. Over the past couple of years, we've had to adopt a rigorous dental cleaning regimen for Valiant, because otherwise his teeth become quickly covered in plaque that is a nightmare to remove. In addition to snacks of crunchy kibble, [...]

Easy Healthy Guide to Sprouting

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Sprouts are a potent source of antioxidants and are alkalizing to the body. Both of these effects are essential for protecting against disease and strengthening the immune system.

3 Healing Scents for the Holidays

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These warm and bright plant-based essential oils can reawaken pleasant memories, stimulate the immune system, and provide a welcoming atmosphere for guests.

Animal Cruelty: Who is to Blame?

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Although it’s true that the animal industry is an eager and aggressive middle agent, its role is only that of middle agent. As such, while institutionalized exploiters certainly have a lot to answer for, it is consumers who are primarily responsible for animal cruelty through their purchases of animal products.