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50 Years of Veganism!

Way back in 1970, Gentle World was not yet even a dream in the minds of its founders, but these two individuals were already beginning to lay the foundation for all that their organization has since achieved, by cementing their own commitment to what became, in February of this year, the 50th anniversary of their veganism. […] Read more

In observance of the 50th anniversary of his veganism, Gentle World’s co-founder Light is interviewed by Butterflies Katz. Tell us briefly how a man born with a “normal” name came to go through life with the name “Light”. I was given the name Burton; a name which originally meant Bright Raven or Fortified Homestead. In my […] Read more

Gentle World is continuing our summer education program in New Zealand’s Far North, collaborating once again with Te Whare Rongoā for our first event at the Te Ahu cinema in Kaitaia. The evening was a big success, and we have already received a number of inquiries from individuals expressing interest in a follow-up cooking class, which […] Read more

Book Sale!

Gentle World’s original publication is the Cookbook for People who Love Animals, a classic of the movement that is much-loved as one of the very first vegan cookbooks in the US. It has sold over 100,000 copies in the nearly 40 years since its publication. Now that the new climate of food blogs and Instagram […] Read more

One of our favorite visitors of 2020 so far, Sophia was a reminder of what a beautiful experience it can be to share our vegan knowledge with those who are open to receiving it: Dear Gentle World Family, I came to your community not knowing what I would be able to learn in only two […] Read more

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

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

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

Image by Sharain Liew from Pixabay Te Whare Rongoā (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