I first learned about NW Veg’s “Veg 101” classes through an article in The Oregonian, which in and of itself is pretty groovy. You might already know what a media maven I am, and to get coverage like that deserves props, particularly when it caught my attention all the way across the country.
Of course, I already had heard of NW Veg, and hopefully you have too. They are a Portland-based non-profit “dedicated to bringing awareness to the power of a veg lifestyle and helping support people in their transition toward making healthier, more sustainable & compassionate food choices.”
But what is a Veg 101 class? Seems it’s a 6-week series featuring a weekly lecture and cooking class. The cost is $55 (or $25 for low income).
According to The Oregonian, “The course, which costs an astonishingly low $55, took place in the cooking classroom of the Pearl District Whole Foods, with each two-hour class divided into two parts. First, there are educational presentations, which explore everything from the way dietary choices affect the environment to what happens on factory farms that’s largely hidden from the public.”
NW Veg is bringing advocacy to the classroom (a classroom for grownups!), and providing a safe and easy way for people to learn all about the deliciousness of veganism. Way to advocate.