Veg 101

Spring 2019
March 3–April 8

Registration has closeD.

If you're a veg beginner - or even if you're well beyond that stage - Veg 101 is the right place to start! This course is a 6-week series, featuring both a lecture and a cooking demonstration (with free samples) each week. The lectures provide an excellent grounding in topics such as health, nutrition, factory farming, environmental impact, and 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 Spring 2019 schedule is below:

March 3     Lecture: Introduction - Team
                  Cooking Demo: Tempeh and Seitan - Deb Kay

March 10   Lecture: Chronic Disease Prevention - Craig McDougall, MD
                  Cooking Demo: Legumes - Linda Tyler

March 17   Lecture: Nutrition - Tammy Russell, R.D.
                  Cooking Demo: Tofu - Susan Hanson and Edith Schulz

March 24  Lecture: Diet Effects on Environment and Global Warming - Peter Spendelow, Ph.D.
                 Cooking Demo: Grains - Jill Schatz

March 31  Lecture: The Lives of Farmed Animals - Marsha Rakestraw, Certified Humane Educator
                 Cooking Demo: Non-dairy Cheeses - Kris Eisenman

April 7      Lecture: Plant-Based Living - Team
                 Cooking Demo: Baking Without Eggs - Carol Acker

Time: Sunday evenings, 6:30-8:45 pm

Location: Tabernacle Seventh-day Adventist Church - 26 SW Condor Way, Portland, OR 97239

Pre-registration is required. The fee for the entire series, including the food, is $60 (or $30 for low income / students). For any questions, please contact our registrar, Susan, at or 503-521-1941.

We wish to thank the following companies for their generous donation of product and/or coupons for our students: Better Bean, Eden Foods, Genesis Juice, Pacific Natural Foods, and Toby’s Family Foods.

We also wish to thank the Tabernacle Seventh-day Adventist Church for hosting our classes.