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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

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

Sun Shines On

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“Where does it live, that place of permission that lets a person chart a new terrain of possibility, that makes her dare to believe she can be something otherthan what her culture tells her she is, and then become what she believes she can?” ~ Maria Popova, Figuring Dear Friends, It is with truly heavy hearts that we share the devastating news that Sun, Gentle World’s co-founder and beloved […] Read more

Pioneers of Peace

On February 22nd, Gentle World’s Co-founders Light and Sun celebrated their 47th veganniversary, providing living proof that vegan human beings can not only lead an exemplary, love-filled, respectful, responsible, caring, healthy, active and vibrant life, but also inspire countless others to do the same. Becoming a vegan 47 years ago was not only forward-thinking, but also forward-feeling, as there was […] Read more

Dawn of a New Day

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by Taylor Dawn Bernarda My journey began in the summer of 2014, when I decided to take a trip to Hawaii with my two best friends, through a program called WWOOF (world wide opportunities on organic farms). We made it to our first farm on the Big Island, and things didn’t go quite as we had […] Read more

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 […] Read more

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by Luise Schmerbach Dear Gentle World, Thank you for showing me this beautiful place. During these past 11 days, I’ve learned a lot about veganic gardening, communal living and also even more about veganism. I came here as a vegan, but I leave even more passionate about it and more passionate about spreading this important […] Read more

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Your compost is the most important thing for veganic gardening. You save your vegetables and fruit peels in a pile, add to compost pile and cover with hay, and flip it. It has to aerate a certain amount of time depending on the environment, region, how hot it is – it could be three months, six months, a […] Read more

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Four weeks ago, a young Italian woman stepped in to Shangri-La and was so moved by what she learned here that she decided to write this letter to a friend. We thought it was worth sharing with our readers. Dear Frank, So much has happened since we last spoke. At that time, I was wwoofing […] Read more

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Dear Friends of Gentle World, We’re reaching out to our supporters at this time to help us recover from the financial loss we sustained as a result of a devastating natural disaster. A few days ago, in the middle of the night, we experienced major flooding at our New Zealand vegan educational center, caused by […] Read more