Supporting Portland's Vegan, Vegetarian, and Veg-curious Community

Master Veg

The Master VEG Program

A Sustainable Approach To Food

Presented by Northwest VEG
Sponsored by People's Food Co-op

Check back soon for Spring 2018 dates.

Location: Community room of People's Food Co-op, 3029 SE 21st Ave in Portland.

Sustainable. Heart-healthy. Compassionate. Learn what's behind the buzz words connected to a plant-based lifestyle from the professionals - doctors, nutritionists, animal lawyers, activists, environmental scientists, philosophers, and more. Each class examines implications of a plant-based lifestyle on our health, the environment, social justice, and our relationship with animals. A key component of the program is the service-oriented project, where attendees are expected to contribute at least 16 volunteer hours to a related nonprofit organization.

Additional Series Details:

  • Registration for the entire program is just $50 for Northwest VEG members, $60 for non members. Students are $30. Scholarships are also available; email for more info.
  • Each class includes an introduction from the coordinator, presentations from visiting professionals, and group discussion with time for Q&A.
  • Primary course topics include nutrition, the linkage between diet and health and chronic diseases (such as heart disease, cancer and diabetes), the environmental effects of food choices, animal treatment and animal agriculture, and information on planning a healthy diet including a cooking demonstration.
  • Resource lists will be provided for each session, with short bonus activities between classes.
  • Master VEG graduates volunteer to staff information booths at community events, write informational materials, assist at animal sanctuaries and shelters, and engage in the community in other ways.
  • A "Master VEG" certificate will be presented upon completion of training and volunteer work.
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Northwest VEG strives to ensure that our activities are fully accessible. To request a sign language interpreter or other accommodations, please contact us at as early as possible so we may attempt to fulfill your request.