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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.
Chelsea Davis, Northwest VEG Outreach and Volunteer Coordinator and Peter Spendelow, Northwest VEG President
  • Introduction to the program. Overview, logistics, schedules, and expectations.
Alison Ozgur, Registered Dietitian
  • 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: Animal Law and Animal Consciousness. May 6, 2014

LifeQual Center located at 1975 NW 167th Pl Beaverton, OR 97006.
Peter Spendelow, Ph.D., Northwest VEG President
  • An Introduction to Animal Consciousness and Awareness.
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., Northwest VEG President
  • 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, former Northwest VEG Vice President
  • Food Policy.

Week 4: Diet and Chronic Disease. 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

Week 5: Impacts of Animal Agriculture on Humans and cooking demo. May 27, 2014

LifeQual Center located at 1975 NW 167th Pl Beaverton, OR 97006.
Marsha Rakestraw, Certified Humane Educator
  • Impacts of Animal Agriculture on Humans.
Kim Carlson, RN, BSN, CCM, Healthy Living Program Manager at Kaiser and Nurse for Dr Craig McDougall:
  • A cooking introduction on How to Heal with Food.

Week 6: A New Species of Thought: Philosophy on the Rights of Animals, and Fish and Fishing. 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.
  • 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:

Tour of Bob's Red Mill and dinner at Whole Grain Store
When: Friday May 9 @ 3:45am-5:15pm tour, 5:30-6:30pm dinner
Where: 13521 Southeast Pheasant Court, Milwaukie, OR (map)

Ayers Creek Farm hosted by owner Anthony Boutard
When: Saturday May 17 @ 11:00am-1:00pm
Where: 15219 Springhill Road, Gaston, Oregon (directions and map)

Out to Pasture Farm Sanctuary Private tour and work party (hours will go towards MVP certificate)
When: Saturday June 14 @ 1:00-4:00pm
Where: 33190 SE Regan Hill Rd, Estacada, OR 97023