6th February 1915 (Saturday)

BORN TODAY: in Tooting, London – Kathleen Jannaway, orphan, schoolteacher, vegetarian and later vegan, editor, gardener, founder of the “Movement For Compassionate Living (The Vegan Way)”.

She was particularly proud of her perfectly formed carrots, averaging 6 oz each and carrot-fly free. Stores of vegetables, fruit and protein crops such as haricot beans lay neatly packed away in sufficient quantities to provide most of the food needed to see the Jannaways through the winter” …

“…Most revolutionary of all, she envisaged a world-wide network of self-reliant, tree-based, autonomous vegan village communities (STAVVs), based loosely on the ideas of Mahatma Gandhi, to replace the huge conurbations of the industrial era.” [mclveganway website].




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