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Master VEG Program 2016 Schedule Coming Soon

All classes will be Wednesday evenings, April 6- May 25, 2016, from 6:00 to 8:45 pm. There will be a snack and social period before each class from 5:45-6:00pm. All classes will take place at the People's Food Co-op located at 3029 SE 21st Ave in Portland.

Below is the schedule from our 2015 session:

Week 1: Class Introduction and Plant-Based Diets as a Path to Health. February 18, 2015

Chelsea Davis, Northwest VEG Outreach and Volunteer Coordinator and Peter Spendelow, Northwest VEG President Daniel Redwood, D.C., Director of the Master of Science in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine program at the University of Western States.

Week 2: Diet and Chronic Disease. February 25, 2015

Ole Ersson, M.D. Kim Carlson, RN, BSN, CCM, Healthy Living Program Manager at Kaiser and Nurse for Dr Craig McDougall:

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

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

Week 5: Philosophical Perspectives on Animals: From Pythagoras to Peter Singer and a talk with a former undercover Investigator, TJ Tumasse. March 18, 2015

Ramona Ilea, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Pacific University TJ Tumasse, former undercover investigator and Manager of Investigations at The Animal Legal Defense Fund

Week 6: Impacts of Animal Agriculture on Humans and Fish and Fishing. March 25, 2015

Marsha Rakestraw, Certified Humane Educator Peter Spendelow, Ph.D.

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 and Certified Humane Educator

Field trips:

Ayers Creek Farm hosted by owner Anthony Boutard
When: Saturday, February 28 @ 10am-12pm
Where: 15219 Springhill Road, Gaston, Oregon (directions and map) Meet at the big, red building down the farm road.

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

Tour of Bob's Red Mill and dinner at Whole Grain Store
When: Tuesday, April 14: Tour @ 4:30pm and Dinner @ 6pm
Where: Tour – Mill Headquarters: 13521 SE Pheasant Ct, Milwaukie, OR (on the corner of Highway 224 and Pheasant Ct.) (map)
Dinner – Whole Grain Store and Restaurant: 5000 SE International Way, Milwaukie, OR 97222 (just off Highway 224)