As many of us in the local area are just becoming familiar with the benefits of transitioning toward a more plant-based diet, it can be a fun and broadening experience to travel outside the county to see what’s already been working for others!
UC-VEG volunteers have made it an annual tradition to attend Portland’s VegFest. With over 6000 people attending, it’s a great opportunity to learn and get motivated!
Northwest VEG’s VegFest
A group of volunteers interested in seeing more fresh produce added to school lunches took a field trip up to The Village School, one out of 2 schools to be the recipient of PCRM’s Golden Carrot Award in 2015.
Eugene Veg Education Network
When EVEN hosted local author and plant-based presenter, Dr. Orestes Gutierrez, UC-VEG volunteers went up to check him out, and eventually invite him to Douglas County as a potluck presenter.
Dr. Heidi Beery pioneered the Holistic Holiday at Sea, a cruise through the Eastern Caribbean with the worlds leading experts and authorities on holistic living and natural health!
A few UC-VEG volunteers made a point of seeing Author, Scientist and Seed-saving Pioneer, Dr. Vandana Shiva speak in Ashland: