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Attention all animal lovers! On June 2, 2024, join us for the National Animal Rights Day (NARD) in Albuquerque. If you have compassion for animals and want to make a difference in their lives, stand with us as we work towards positive change and advocate for their rights. Let’s be their voice and represent for the animals! 

Getting ready and looking forward to our upcoming Red & Green VegFest,  We Have Arrived!

Sarina  farB’s presentation was  not only informative…but truly eye opening and inspiring.

What a great presentation by Dr. Will Tuttle December 4th.  His compassionate message is not like any other.  Madeleine’s drawings were isnpiring.

ThanksVegan Free Roast GIVEAWAY.


On November 13 at the Cooking with Compassion Class at Natural Grocers on Wyoming (Albuquerque NM) we partnered with PETA to giveaway some Free Vegan Roasts.  attendees were delighted.



Food as Medicine

The World Peace Diet – For a Healthier Body & Earth


Join us.  December 4, 2022

* Are you concerned about the quality of food available today?

* Are you troubled by the high rates of chronic disease in our society?

* Do you feel called to help create a positive future for our children and the world?

* Would you like to understand the hidden roots of the dilemmas we face as individuals & a society?

* Do you aspire to skills in embodying healthy, sustainable living?

This World Peace Diet presentation is offered by Dr. Tuttle to provide teachings on healthy living for ourselves, and for animals and our Earth, as well as time for Q & A and discussion in a supportive environment. This event also includes Madeleine’s visionary paintings.

Vegan Van Tour – Sarina Farb


Join us.  December 15, 2022

The Power of Our Fork: Creating a Paradigm Shift for a Peaceful, Just, and Sustainable World.

Most people already care deeply about other animals and living ethically and sustainably. But figuring out how to actually live those values in a culture addicted to exploiting people, animals, and the planet, for profit can feel confusing and overwhelming. In this inspiring lecture Sarina shares facts, science, and her personal experience growing up vegan in the Midwest to empower people to bring their actions into alignment with values they already hold. 

Check out Cooking with Compassion Classes.


Easy Peasy Everyday Vegan Cooking.

We know that the food we eat has a major impact on our health. And we know that eating healthfully fuels us with the nutrients we need to feel great, look great, and protect against disease. You can enjoy fantastically delicious food, without spending hours in the kitchen, while embracing a plant-based diet!

Eat without violence and cook with compassion, let me help you.

We had a very succesful Red & Green VegFest and are greater for the support of the community at large.

Let’s Help each other out.

Support our event and we will promote you.


Get your tickets Here.

Check out event website here.


Welcome to our new Board Member, Lisa Hackard.  We know you will be a great addition to our team.

Thank you to those who stopped by our booth 4/23/22 at the Plant Powered Pop Up Market: Earth Edition Event.

After two years doing our Red & Green VegFest online, this year we are happy to go back to an in person event.

We are looking forward to your participation and seeing you again.

‘Tis the season to go Vegan!

It has been a difficult year financially for all of us, and I hope we can count on you for a generous donation. Please help make a difference in our community by contributing to the success of our work to raise awareness and create a community empowered to act for social justice through veganism for the planet, animals, and humans. We are educating and helping individuals transition to a plant-based whole foods vegan diet. As the holiday season is coming up, and the end of the year nears, we hope you will participate in our year-end fundraiser for Sprouting Compassion. We can achieve our goals with the help of generous donations from supporters and community members like you.
Some of Sprouting Compassion, a 501c (3) nonprofit organization, programs: In-person and Virtual presentations, cooking demos, Podcasts, Vegan Pulse, Red & Green VegFest Albuquerque. In the past two years, we have hosted/produced/tabled/presented as possible (some samples follows).
·        2020 Red & Green VegFest Albuquerque, Creating A New World (virtual event)
·        2021 Red & Green VegFest Albuquerque, Vegan Living/Living Vegan (virtual event)
·        Vegan Pulse has produced and aired 89 episodes (podcast)
·        Tabled at (2) events distributing information on climate change, diet/health, and animal protection
·        Presented
o   11 Days of Global Unity – Women, Freedom, Peace (September 2020) (virtual)
o   Vegan World 2026! Convergence – Human Revolution (April 2021) (virtual)
o   Toastmasters – Cigarettes, Seatbelts, And Whole Food Plant-Based Eating (November 2021) (in person)
The main reason for this fundraiser is to raise vital funds needed for our upcoming 2022 Red & Green VegFest Albuquerque, Shine On. The 2022 Red & Green VegFest Albuquerque, Shine On is scheduled as an in-person event. We and the community are looking forward to this event after two years of Covid lockdown. Would you be willing to donate any amount to help us reach our goals? Every donation makes a difference and takes us one step closer to building a better community! Thank you in advance for whatever support you can provide.

You can send us a check. All checks should be made payable to Sprouting Compassion, 9621 Shoshone Rd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87111 or click here to make your tax-deductible donation.
Thank you in advance for taking the time to read this letter and for any support you can give. Again, any amount is most welcomed. If you would like more information on Sprouting Compassion, please visit https://lnkd.in/e7Bu4v6R, for information on our Red & Green VegFest Albuquerque visit
https://lnkd.in/eNRY_NE7. To catch episodes of the Vegan Pulse, please turn to our YouTube Channel. Sprouting Compassion – YouTube

We woule like to introduce you to The Plant Based Treaty Which Is a landmark international treaty and first of its kind to put food systems at the heart of combating the climate crisis. The Treaty aims to halt the widespread degradation of critical ecosystems caused by animal agriculture, to promote a shift to more healthy, sustainable plant-based diets and to actively reverse damage done to planetary functions, ecosystem services and biodiversity.

The Plant Based Treaty has three core principles: Relinquish; redirect; restore.  Please check out their website to sign, endorse, and find out more information on the plant based treaty.

Factsheets – Plant Based Treaty

As we come into the holidays, please create a compassionate one.  Share with family, friends and colleagues delicious vegan foods.  Let us change the script for holidays. 

Let’s insure that we are giving thanks in the best way…leaving animals off our plates. Celebrate with life, not death.


November is World Vegan Month and there is lots to celebrate. Huge inroads have been made into Mainstream America, making veganism ever more popular and well known. 

November 1st is celebrated as World Vegan Day to spread the benefits of consuming a plant-based diet. More and more people are adopting a vegan lifestyle around the world. Environmental concerns and animal welfare are two of the biggest motivations for the rise of veganism.


We are excited to announce our Movie Series. Our first movie is, Animals: A Parallel History.  This is a special showing courtesy of the film maker, director, Stevan Zivkov Andricin.

9201 Montgomery Blvd. NE, S. 601, ABQ, NM

Seating is limited.


Please save the date and join us at the virtual Red & Green VegFest Albuquerque, Vegan Living.


Check out the webpage 

Red & Green VegFest Albuquerque | Vegan Living (wordpress.com).

Taking the life, of an animal’s beating heart, …is a grotesque expression, of …getting in the animal’s way.

The fact is, nobody is going to live:  forever – in this world.  Therefore, people ‘want what they want’ while they are here, in the world.  That is one reason why I look for ways to make vegan food be …delicious… and easily available for every meal of the day, every day.  I wish for everyone’s taste-buds to be intensely satisfied by how their food tastes.  Carnivores may hesitate to believe it; but, a balanced vegan-diet, is the most enjoyable food.   So, I have determined that your plants will taste, not only good …but much much better …than blood ever could. 

Speaking of ‘difficulty as motivation’ …during the pandemic, sales of vegan-food have increased by *265%.  Clearly, more people are turning to ‘plants’ for nutrition, while steering away from animal products.  Also, another theory appears to be verified:  one’s own suffering, can lead one, into compassion & wisdom.   

These are stressful times, for many.  Worries are not just ‘sickness and death’ …but money, family, work, sanity, and on and on.  Therefore, this is a time when we must be empathetic, gentle, respectful, and loving.  You never know for sure, whether a word -spoken by a calm and patient demeanor- may:  dawn an earthly paradise; save one single desperate life; or, simply, encourage someone to not ‘give-up’ on humanity.  We are one human-race …one animal-kingdom …one planet.  When one-small hurts …the ONE-ALL hurts. 

Fundraising Campaign


We are asking for your help so that we can continue assisting our community and continue with our programs to help our community understand and learn about veganism, it is not just a diet, it is a social movement, and we can continue inspiring individuals with the funds we are looking to raise. 

Would you be willing to donate to help us reach our goals?

If you wish to contribute, please don’t hesitate to contact us or give us a call at [505.332.0446]. You can go to our Support page to make a donation/contribution.

Every donation/contribution makes a difference and takes us one step closer to building a more compassionate community! Thank you in advance for your consideration.

A Great Big Thank YOU!


Sprouting Compassion is very appreciative of one of our own board members, Tammy Fiebelkorn, for her fundraising campaign, Sweets for your Sweet!  Which was a wonderful success. We are so happy to have her in this organization.

We also want to thank the community which made this campaign, Sold Out!

This was our initial fundraiser for Sprouting Compassion, which funds the Red & Green VegFest Albuquerque and other programs to help with our goal to greatly expand education on veganism as a social justice movement.

Thank You Tammy for all the work you do for the animals and your wonderful support!

Tammy Fiebelkorn



Looking for something special to give your Valentine this year? Or, maybe you just want some sweets to eat yourself on this made-up holiday?

Either way – I’ve got you covered! I’m doing a fundraiser for Sprouting Compassion. I’ll bake you mini-cupcakes (vanilla) or heart-shaped sugar cookies in exchange for a donation to Sprouting Compassion. I’m donating all the ingredients, so your donation goes directly to the great work of Sprouting Compassion (including the Red & Green VegFest and other vegan education opportunities)

The mini-cupcakes come in a decorative box with 5 cupcakes. Suggested donation is $8 per box.

The heart-shaped sugar cookies come in a decorate bag with 3 cookies. Suggested donation is $5 per bag.

Pick-ups available only on Saturday Feb. 13th. Pick-ups will be in the middle of Albuquerque (exact location emailed to you after you place your order) Deadline for pick-up orders is Feb

I can ship sugar cookies, but not the cupcakes. If you want sugar cookies shipped – the deadline for those orders is Feb 4th. They will be shipped on Feb 6th, which should give plenty of time for delivery before Valentine’s day. You will have to reimburse me for actual shipping costs on top of your donation to Sprouting Compassion.

To place an order, please fill out this form: https://positivelinks.wufoo.com/…/sweets-for-your…/

Supplies are limited, so get your order in ASAP.

Another year is here…
a fresh start. Happy New Year.

This past year has been… unbelievable …our drama and suspense is the stuff of epic fiction… of cinematic-blockbusters; but …it’s real. Who -during the winter celebrations of 2019- imagined that we would wake up in 2020’s New Year’s Day, to a year that would bring relentless and persistent horror, like “a nightmare come to life.” Society-culture, as we knew it, has changed forever; and, hopefully, for the better. When I hear people wishing to get “back to normal,” I think to myself, “We are not getting ‘back to normal.’ ” Who wants that anyway? Not me. Our “skewed sense of normal” is the bus-of-behaviors, that drove us here.

The 2020 global crisis of the Corona Virus Pandemic, speaking positively, has created a potent opportunity to propagate veganism. Animals are going to be “under the microscope” in 2021, as the world of humans is being shocked, into taking a serious look at: food-choices; and humane-ness.

Humanity, for centuries, has had bad-habits …of destruction and disregard for the planet and for animals. Now, the consequences are falling upon us, hard. Our global-symptoms range far and wide: climate-change; natural eco systems – gone; increasing frequency of zoonotic diseases—diseases transferred from animals to humans (eating animals leads to pandemics).

Our needs and dangers are apocalyptic. We are at the crossroads of a new world. And the list is long, for opportunities to heal.

Veganism addresses all the many problems affecting us, these days. Vegans are the leading example, for the world; and, it appears, the world is ready to listen. I can feel that our past vegan efforts, have prepared us for this time.

Working-together is the way to “do-it;” so, sharing posts on social media, with your family and friends, is …awesome. I love to wear clothing & masks that are, basically, a vegan billboard\marquee. How ‘bout those vegan food shares …mmm …I also love how deliciously …vegan food can taste. Spread the love, in every way.

Remember, we are not “picked up” by major news syndicates or newspapers; therefore, vegans must do and be the advertisement for veganism.

Other good ideas: signing vegan-legislation-petitions; supporting vegan businesses\events; sharing vegan stories and testimonies; and so on.

Here’s a little anecdote. Nearly a decade ago, when I began advocating for veganism -here in New Mexico- the general public, that I encountered, scarcely knew the word ‘vegan.’ I found myself, giving the definition, repeatedly. Nowadays, it seems that the word ‘vegan’ is living in more people’s vocabulary …thanks to the efforts of local, national, and international vegans …bearing fruit. Our global network is sprouting into a mighty green miracle.

I pray for: peace and veganism throughout the world; and the happiness of all living beings, human and nonhuman alike. May there be, respect for all.

Veganism is the future, and the future is here.

These times are burdened by uncertainty, …certainly.  The shining-light that has come from this pandemic?… eating animals, equals pandemics.  Herein, we have a chance to educate more individuals; and, perhaps, they may rethink:  how & what… they eat.  At this time, …due to CoViD-19… there is an increased momentum for meatless dining.  Calamity is unfortunate; but, since it is here, perhaps an equally beneficial consequence will follow… may the seriousness of our present momentum, sad as it is, be the tour de force that swings us into a vegan world.

Adhering to pandemic protocols, is not subject to personal preference.  Essentially, pandemic protocols are no different than speed-laws on the highway.  Yes, someone -other than you- made a ruling that is inconvenient for you.    Obey the ruling… do it for your land… do it for your people… do it for your own karmic self-respect (what you do unto others, will be done unto you).  The more frequently masks are seen in public, the more worthy the ruling will appear; and, our citizenry will feel more safely-unified, due to socially-common customs.  Please wear the mask & gloves; play the game of social distancing… do it for us, your neighbors… the friendly ones, who will give you space to change lanes, so you can make your exit, and be on-time, somewhere.  Less ME, more WE.  Together… we can get through this.  Together… we are stronger.