Teaching People Kindness and Compassion to Animals, Each Other and our Planet.
Teaching People Kindness and Compassion to Animals, Each Other and our Planet.

The Inside Scoop: Kellen in Tennessee

Like many of the volunteers at the Gentle Barn Tennessee, I was a fan of the Gentle Barn in California before I ever dreamed that there would be a location opened in Knoxville. I was touched by the stories of the animals who found sanctuary at…

The Inside Scoop: Andrea

I first started following The Gentle Barn in 2012. I had devoted the last 12 years of my adult life to a job and company that slipped away almost over night. I was lost, confused and scared. I had no idea what I was going to do with my life. Most of all, I had no idea how I was going to pay…

The Inside Scoop: Kathy

I started volunteering at the Gentle Barn shortly after my mom passed away. I had been taking care of her for about 9 months before she passed. I didn't want to go back to work and I was very lonely. I checked out the Gentle Barn and knew that's where I…

Gentle Barn: The Inside Scoop

                      


When I visited the Gentle Barn for the first time, I knew almost immediately that I wanted to volunteer. I filled out my volunteer application on the spot. Everyone that worked there was very friendly and welcoming. I loved that they rescued animals,…

Gentle Barn: The Inside Scoop

                              

I learned about The Gentle Barn from my husband's friend. I had been looking for a way I could be of service by volunteering somewhere. So the next Sunday I went to The Gentle Barn during open visiting hours and the rest is history! I began by taking shifts in the upper barnyard...goats,…

The Gentle Barn: The Inside Scoop

                  

I remember the day I received the call like it was yesterday clearing me to volunteer at The Gentle Barn, a place I barely knew other than that they shared the deep love and profound respect I have always felt for animals. My first day I felt as if I was entering a dream, I…

The Gentle Barn: The Inside Scoop

                      

My journey started in 2007 shortly after having major back surgery. I was sitting around the house not doing much when I saw my neighbor who was battling cancer leaving for the day to volunteer at Walk For Cancer. As I sat there I realized that surely there is something more productive…

The Gentle Barn: The Inside Scoop

          

My name is Olivia and I have been volunteering at The Gentle Barn for close to 5 years. I volunteer at both of their properties and just love working with the animals! At the main property I come on Sundays and work with their blind cow Faith - I tell her story and take care of the cow area by keeping it clean…

The Gentle Barn: The Inside Scoop

                                   

The Gentle Barn is something that I believe in with my entire being and am whole-heartedly committed to. I have been with The Gentle Barn for almost 6 years and, after working as a volunteer for 2 years, I am now lucky enough to call this place my job, family, and home.

When…

Gentle Barn: The Inside Scoop

                                       

I have volunteered in the upper barnyard at the Gentle Barn for over 3 years. I work a shift during the week. I particularly enjoy this time because it is quiet and peaceful, usually just me and the animals. Many of the goats and sheep come up to be petted and stroked - they are…

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Miyoko's Creamery is leading the animal-free transformation of the dairy industry for the urgent salvation of the planet and all living beings. Made from organic, whole food ingredients with a complex flavor profile derived from fermentation and culturing, Miyoko's cheeses and butter have won the hearts and minds of cheese lovers with their compassionate approach to culinary dairy innovation.

Miyoko’s Creamery is thrilled to be sponsoring The Gentle Barn this month because we strongly believe that animals are to be loved not eaten. Thank you, Gentle Barn for providing refuge to these beautiful creatures and for drawing attention to the importance of sanctuary among species.