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New Forest Vegans began as a Facebook Group in January 2013 and is a friendly and supportive group of vegans, and aspiring vegans, living in or nearby the New Forest, Hampshire, UK. We also welcome people who may not live locally but who like to visit this beautiful part of the world or who have local connections.

Our mission is to make the New Forest and surrounding area as vegan-friendly as possible.  We do this by supporting the growing vegan community through the Facebook Group where members can share information, ask questions, network and make new friends and also by organising regular meet-ups and events where members can actually meet face-to-face and get to know each other.  Members also receive our newsletter containing articles about what’s new in the local vegan community and other relevant information.

We are working hard to bring veganism into the mainstream.  We have a number of initiatives that are in in various stages of development to help achieve this and members are encouraged to get involved if they wish to.  Please see our projects page to find out more.

Our events page features local events and meet-ups – the number of which appears to be growing all the time.  So if you are aware of, or are organising an event, please feel free to submit it to us for inclusion.

We feel it is extremely important for everyone, vegan or not, to understand the importance that good nutrition plays in our health and well-being.  For this reason we strongly advocate following a largely wholefoods diet and not relying heavily on processed foods.  This does not mean we are restricted in any way however – there are healthy versions of everything from delicious and decadent desserts to satisfying comfort foods and everything in-between!  Please see our Plant-Powered Nutrition page for more information.

So, what does it take to become a member of New Forest Vegans? Just a minute or two to fill out a short form and send it to us!

We very much look forward to welcoming you to our friendly group and hope to meet you at one of our events soon.

New Forest Vegans is managed by Juliet and her partner Mike – who incidentally met each other through the group!

Mini New Forest Pony