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Area (ha): 180
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Category: Other
Host ID: 7696
Region: Hawaii

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Last Updated: February 19, 2020

Our main location is on The Big Island of Hawaii. North Kohala is a beautiful area, with clean air and lovely surrounding countryside. We have a large vegan-organic garden where we grow much of our own food, teach others how to do the same, and offer free cooking classes, consultations and meals to those interested in transitioning to a healthier, more peaceful way of living.

We also own 450 acres of magnificent New Zealand countryside, which we call Shangri-La, where we have been hosting helpers for the past 6-7 years. The land is situated in a private valley, with two pristine rivers. Each summer season (from November to May) we welcome WWOOFers who are willing to help us lift Shangri-la up to its name, which includes the planting and maintenance of hundreds of fruit trees, lots of flower gardens and several veganic vegetable gardens.

In 1979, Gentle World became incorporated as a nonprofit educational organization, whose purpose is to help build a more peaceful society, by educating the public about the reasons for being vegan, the benefits of vegan living, and how to go about making such a transition, as we believe that embracing the vegan ideal is nothing less than humanity’s next evolutionary step and our greatest hope for real peace on earth.

In addition to educating people about veganism, we teach interested individuals about how to move toward a more sustainable, communal, self-sufficient lifestyle, including how to live more harmoniously with nature, other animals, and one another.

Since 1970, Gentle World’s founding members have welcomed people who wish to work together to realize our shared vision of a life that supports and reflects our highest ideals. We use the beauty of nature, sunshine and practical spirituality as tools in helping us to evolve toward living our core values, which include integrity, honesty, and cooperation. Everyone who works with Gentle World toward achieving our goals is a volunteer.

We welcome willing workers, and we look forward to meeting new people who are inspired to contribute toward building a gentle world or are interested in learning more about our mission and activities.

For more information about who we are and what we do, please visit our website:

reviews (2)
Helper: Creighton Piper Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: October 12, 2019
Visiting Gentle World was a great experience. As a non-vegan, this was quite ... view complete review

Helper: Stuart O'Connor Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Australia Date: October 23, 2010
I stayed here for one week, during that time I did lots of different jobs; we... view complete review

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