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Master VEG Program 2015 Schedule

All classes will be Wednesday evenings, Feb. 18 to April 8, 2015, 6:00 to 8:45 pm. There will be a snack and social period before each class from 5:40-6:00pm. The 2015 classes will be held at the Pearl District Whole Foods Market located at 1210 NW Couch St in Portland.

Week 1: Class Introduction and Diet and Chronic Disease. February 18, 2015

Chelsea Davis, Northwest VEG Outreach and Volunteer Coordinator and Peter Spendelow, Northwest VEG President
Ole Ersson, M.D.

Week 2: Vegan Nutrition. February 25, 2015

Speaker TBA

Week 3: Food Choices and the Environment, plus Food Policy. March 4, 2015

Peter Spendelow, Ph.D., Northwest VEG President Don Merrick, former Northwest VEG Vice President

Week 4: Animal Law and Animal Consciousness. March 11, 2015

Peter Spendelow, Ph.D., Northwest VEG President Kathy Hessler, Professor, Lewis & Clark Law School

Week 5: A New Species of Thought: Philosophy on the Rights of Animals, and Fish and Fishing. March 18, 2015

Ramona Ilea, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Pacific University Peter Spendelow, Ph.D.

Week 6: Impacts of Animal Agriculture on Humans and cooking demo. March 25, 2015

Marsha Rakestraw, Certified Humane Educator

Week 7: The Lives of Farm Animals. April 1, 2015.

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. April 8, 2015.

Chelsea Davis, Northwest VEG Outreach and Volunteer Coordinator

Field trips:

Out to Pasture Farm Sanctuary Private tour and work party (hours will go towards MVP certificate)
When: Saturday, April 11 or 18 @ 1:00-4:00pm
Where: 33190 SE Regan Hill Rd, Estacada, OR 97023

Tour of Bob's Red Mill and dinner at Whole Grain Store
When: TBA
Where: 13521 Southeast Pheasant Court, Milwaukie, OR (map)

Ayers Creek Farm hosted by owner Anthony Boutard
When: Saturday, February 28 @ 10am-12pm
Where: 15219 Springhill Road, Gaston, Oregon (directions and map)