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Master VEG

Schedule

Speakers

MVP Presentations

Resources:

General
Health
Environment
Animal Issues
Food/Agriculture
Communication/Action
Cooking
Ole Ole Ersson, M.D.

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Master VEG Program Schedule



Spring 2014 Schedule:

All classes are Tuesday evenings, 6:00 to 8:45 pm with a snack and social period before hand from 5:40-6:00pm.
There will be 3 field trips during the course (scroll to the bottom for more information)
Note: class topics, speakers and field trips are subject to change if needed

Week 1: Introduction and Vegan Nutrition. April 29, 2014

LifeQual Center located at 1975 NW 167th Pl Beaverton, OR 97006.
Alison Ozgur, Registered Dietitian
  • Introduction to the program. Overview, logistics, schedules, and expectations.
  • Basic nutrition concepts
  • Discussion of vegan nutrition, including the vegan food groups.
  • Address issues such as getting enough calcium, protein, B-12, Omega 3, fat.

Week 2: Diet and Chronic Disease. May 6, 2014

LifeQual Center located at 1975 NW 167th Pl Beaverton, OR 97006.
Kathy Hessler, Professor, Lewis & Clark Law School
  • Animal Law and Agriculture

Week 3: Food Choices and the Environment, plus Food Policy. May 13, 2014

LifeQual Center located at 1975 NW 167th Pl Beaverton, OR 97006.
Peter Spendelow, Ph.D.
  • Introduction to Ecological Footprints and food choices
  • Environmental impact of plant and animal-based agriculture: water pollution, air pollution, animal agriculture and global warming, resource consumption, habitat loss, water conservation, use of toxic substances in agriculture.
  • Other environmental aspects of food choices - buy local, buy seasonal, buy organic
Don Merrick, Northwest VEG
  • Food Policy.

Week 4: Animal Law, plus The Impacts of Animal Agriculture on Humans. May 20, 2014

LifeQual Center located at 1975 NW 167th Pl Beaverton, OR 97006.
Ole Ersson, M.D.
  • Diet and chronic diseases such as cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and osteoporosis
Cooking Instructor: TBA
  • A cooking introduction on How to Heal with Food.

Week 5: A New Species of Thought: Philosophy on the Rights of Animals, and Fish and Fishing. May 27, 2014

LifeQual Center located at 1975 NW 167th Pl Beaverton, OR 97006.
Peter Spendelow, Ph.D.
  • An Introduction to Animal Consciousness and Awareness.
Marsha Rakestraw, Certified Humane Educator
  • Impacts of Animal Agriculture on Humans.

Week 6: Animal Consciousness, and Cooking Demonstration. June 3, 2014

LifeQual Center located at 1975 SW 167th Pl Beaverton, OR 97006.
Ramona Ilea, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Pacific University
  • Philosophical Perspectives on Animals.
Peter Spendelow, Ph.D.
  • An Introduction to Animal Consciousness and Awareness.
  • Fish and Fishing - What is happening in our oceans?

Week 7: The Lives of Farm Animals. June 10, 2014.

LifeQual Center located at 1975 NW 167th Pl Beaverton, OR 97006.
Marsha Rakestraw, Certified Humane Educator
Dr. John and Kit Collins, owners of Out to Pasture Farm Sanctuary

Week 8: Living as a Vegan and Effective Activism. June 17, 2014.

LifeQual Center located at 1975 NW 167th Pl Beaverton, OR 97006.
Chelsea Davis, Northwest VEG Outreach and Volunteer Coordinator
  • Effective vegan activism and communication
  • Group discussion on "Tips for Vegan Living"
  • Discussion of possibilities for volunteer opportunities for serving the 16 hours needed for earning the Master VEG Certificate.
  • Course wrap-up


Field trips:

Ayers Creek Farm hosted by owner Anthony Boutard
When: Saturday TBA @ 11:00am-1:00pm
Where: 15219 Springhill Road, Gaston, Oregon (directions and map)

Tour of Bob's Red Mill and lunch at Whole Grain Store
When: Friday TBA @ 11:15am-2:00pm
Where: 13521 Southeast Pheasant Court, Milwaukie, OR (map)

Out to Pasture Farm Sanctuary Private tour and work party (hours will go towards MVP certificate)
When: Saturday June 10 @ 1:00-4:00pm
Where: 33190 SE Regan Hill Rd, Estacada, OR 97023