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VEG 101

Whether you're a veg beginner or well beyond that stage, VEG 101 is the right place for you! This course is a 6-week series on vegetarianism, featuring both a lecture and a cooking demonstration (with samples!) each week. The lectures provide an excellent grounding in topics such as health, nutrition, factory farming, environmental impact, and other related subjects. The cooking demonstrations include grains, legumes, tofu, tempeh, seitan, and more. Past class members have told us that VEG 101 has changed their lives!

The next term will start in October 2014.

Spring term schedule:

March 2

Lecture: Introduction to Veg Cooking. David Gabbe.
Cooking demo: Non-dairy Milks and Cheeses. David Gabbe.

March 9

Lecture: Chronic Disease Prevention. Ole Ersson, M.D.
Cooking demo: Grains. Wendy Gabbe Day, Northwest VEG Board Member.

March 16

Lecture: Nutrition. Gemma Hobbs, R.D.
Cooking demo: Legumes. Susan Bliss.

March 23

Lecture: Diet Effects on Environment and Global Warming. Peter Spendelow, Ph.D., Northwest VEG President
Cooking demo: Cooking and Baking without Eggs. Chelsea Davis, Northwest VEG Outreach and Volunteer Coordinator.

March 30

Lecture: The Lives of Farmed Animals. Marsha Rakestraw, Certified Humane Educator.
Cooking demo: Tempeh and Seitan. Deb Kay.

April 6

Lecture: Plant-Based Living. Team.
Cooking demo: Tofu. Susan Hanson and Edith Schultz.

Time: Sundays 6:30-8:45 pm.
Location: Tabernacle Seventh-day Adventist Church (26 SW Condor Way., Portland)

The fee for the entire series, including the food, is $55 (or $25 for low income/students).

For any questions, please contact our registrar, Susan, at susan@nwveg.org or 503-521-1941.

Special opportunity: Anyone who joins Northwest VEG when registering or within 6 months after having taken this course will receive a $10 discount off their membership fee. Become a member today!

We wish to thank the following companies for their generous donation of product and/or coupons for our students: Amy’s Kitchen, Better Beans, Bob's Red Mill, Eden Foods, Emerald Valley, Pacific Natural Foods and Pulmuone Wildwood..

Northwest VEG strives to ensure that our activities are fully accessible. To request a sign language interpreter or other accommodations, please contact us at info@nwveg.org as early as possible so we may attempt to fulfill your request.