In an area of New Zealand that is better known for the farming of sheep and cows than vegan education, Gentle World volunteers shook things up recently, by inviting the residents of the small town of Kaitaia to an all-day educational event, complete with a vegan feast extraordinaire!
Dr. Cornelius Van Dorp (who also gave a presentation about the health benefits of a plant-based diet), and his wife Crystal, kindly offered the use of The Herb Shack (vegan café and herbal medicine shop) for the occasion. Thanks to the use of this venue, we were able to offer over 100 interested individuals the opportunity to sample free, incredibly delicious vegan food and to learn about the whys and hows of vegan living.
Guests were greeted with iced tea, tasty hors-d’oeuvres, and the opportunity to sign up for free classes in cooking and veganic gardening.
After taking a look through Gentle World’s vegan resource materials, and signing up for a chance to win a deluxe raffle prize, attendees made their way through to the outdoor gazebo, where they had the opportunity to watch educational videos, and listen to our speakers exploring the reasons for being vegan, the many benefits of vegan living, and how to make the transition.