The 2008 International Climate Change Conference in Hollywood had just finished and the after party was buzzing with the sharing of ideas, laughter and raw vegan chocolate balls! I had the privilege to meet Shaun Monson (Earthlings), Eric Brent (Happy Cow), Howard Lyman (The Mad Cowboy), Dr. Will Tuttle (World Peace Diet), and other vegan pioneers who filled me heaps of positive energy. The next thing I knew, the impulse to write a children's vegan story suddenly emerged and after lots of hard work, The Kind Garden story was born.
Special thanks to the gifted young artist, Clare Ma, who as a high school senior devoted her time and skills to complete this project. She did a wonderful job conveying the innocent beauty, joy and simplicity of The Kind Garden.