Events

Aug
19
6:00 pm18:00

Juicing/Blending For Better Health and Vitality with Yeshareg Demisse, and a potluck

  • Friends Meeting House

Current Members, no charge; all others, $3.00

7:00 p.m. program; 6:00 p.m. potluck

Yeshi has a total wellness coaching practice.

www.yeshisnatural.com
 
For information and reservations please contact us here.

Please bring your own place setting, serving utensil, beverage and recipe or list of ingredients. Vegan preferable.


Jul
4
5:00 pm17:00

July 4th potluck picnic

Deep Run Park, Shelter #3, 9900 Ridgefield Parkway, Richmond, VA23233 (after you enter the park, the shelter is on your right, through the woods)       

Shelter reserved from 3:00-8:00 p.m.; picnic at 5:00 p.m.  RAIN OR SHINE.

Members with current memberships no charge; all others, $3.00


Bring a dish to share and label all ingredients, your own place setting and beverage. Vegan preferable.

For reservations and information please use the contact form

Jun
24
12:00 pm12:00

Richmond Vegetarian Festival

  • Delicious food
  • Dynamic Speakers - HSUS's Kristie Middleton speaking on her new book, which Paul McCartney calls " a book to inspire positive change"!
  • Cooking Demonstrations
  • RVA's favorite veg belly dancer, KHALIMA!
  • Emcee, the eminent veg meteorologist, Mike Goldberg
  • Ask a Nutritionist (vegan body builder, Derek Tresize!)
  • Vegetarian magician, juggler, + performer, Jonathan Austin!
  • Live music + local bands!
  • 100+ vendors!

Saturday, June 24th, noon to 6:00 pm.  Rain date:  July 8

For more info or to volunteer with the festival organizers, see veggiefest.org.

VSR will have a booth at the festival.  Please contact us if you would like to volunteer at the VSR booth.

May
28
5:00 pm17:00

Memorial Day Weekend Potluck Picnic

  • Deep Run Park

Please note!  This event is on Sunday, May 28th, the day before Memorial Day! 

Deep Run Park, Shelter #3, 9900 Ridgefield Parkway, Richmond, VA23233 (after you enter the park, the shelter is on your right, through the woods)       

Shelter reserved from 3:00-8:00 p.m.; picnic at 5:00 p.m.

Members in good standing, no charge;  all others $3.00

Bring a dish to share and label all ingredients, your own place setting and beverage. Vegan preferable.

Register for this event.

May
17
5:30 pm17:30

Vegan Dinner At India K'Raja

  • India K'Raja

$15.99 per person.  Tax and tip additional.

There is one seating from 5:30 to 8:30 but you may arrive any time during this period.  Don't worry if you can't make it by 5:30.

Vegan buffet:

  • Bhel Poori - Medley of Rice puffs, Lentil noodles and Chips smothered in Tamarind and Mint.
  • Vegetable Samosa - Triangular pastry turnovers stuffed with mildly spiced potatoes.
  • Gobhi Pakora - Cauliflower fritters made with Lentil batter.
  • Uttapam - Mini Rice pancakes topped with Onions, Tomatoes and Cilantro.
  • Sambar - Zesty yellow Lentil soup.
  • Bandh Gobhi - Chopped Cabbage sautéed with peas in a blend of fresh herbs.
  • Mushroom Saag - Medium mushrooms cooked in mildly spiced Spinach sauce.
  • Chana Masala - Traditional Indian Chickpeas delicacy with exotic spices.
  • Aloo Bengan - Potatoes and Eggplant sautéed with Onions and Tomatoes in a blend of spices.
  • Navratra Korma - Nine Vegetables cooked in a creamy Coconut sauce.
  • Kofta Curry - Vegetable Fritters cooked in a light Ginger Garlic sauce.
  • Vegan Naan - Traditional Indian flat bread baked in Clay Oven.
  • Basanti Rice
  • Lauki Halwa - Indian bottle Gourd pudding garnishes with Pistachio and Raisin

Register for this event by Monday, May 15.  Please let us know if you have to cancel and please do not cancel at the last minute.  The restaurant must prepare food in advance of the event and a firm head count in needed.  Thank you.

Apr
15
6:00 pm18:00

Dispelling Plant-based Myths by Jen Fournelle and a Potluck

  • Friends Meeting House

Friends Meeting House, 4500 Kensington Ave. (Kensington & Commonwealth Aves.)

Members, no charge; non-members, $3.00

6:00 p.m. potluck; 7:00 p.m. program

"Where do you get your protein?" "Humans are designed to eat meat." "You can't get all your nutrients from plants alone." "You have to make sure you combine foods to get a complete protein."
We've all heard these and other questions and myths when you tell someone you're vegetarian. Have you ever wondered what to say in response? Or thought, maybe they were right after all? Come hear some of the most common myths about a vegetarian diet and then listen to what the science actually says about it.

Jen Fournelle, a vegetarian for over 15 years and fully plant-based for almost 3 years, has worked in the health and fitness world for 7 years. A certified personal trainer, bootcamp instructor and most recently a kickboxing instructor, she has coached clients in fitness for many years. Several years ago Jen became a health coach with Get Waisted, a nationwide plant-based weight loss program. Jen started Get Waisted Richmond, as a way to reach those looking for better health through diet and encouraging people to adopt or get closer to a plant-based lifestyle. Jen lives in Chesterfield with her husband and 4-year old son, whose favorite food is tofu!

For information and reservations call 344-4356 or use the contact form .

Please bring your own place setting, serving utensil, beverage and recipe. Vegan preferable.

Mar
29
6:00 pm18:00

Vegan Dinner at Newfound Gathering Place and Eatery

  • Newfound Gathering Place and Eatery

 

Newfound Gathering Place and Eatery, 100 N. Railroad Ave., Ashland
$20, includes vegan buffet and choice of beverage listed below. Tax and tip not included.  Beer and wine available at additional cost.

Formerly Ashland Coffee and Tea, the restaurant has been updated with a fresh new look and a new menu . One of the owners is a vegetarian and has enhanced the menu with vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options, like tofu, dairy-free cheese, and homemade seitan in addition to their regular meat and dairy meals. NewFound supports Hawks’ nonprofit organization, NewFound Families which works with adoption, foster and kinship families across Virginia.

The Newfound Gathering Place is located in the heart of Ashland's charming downtown area, so you may want to come early to have a look around.

Menu: "A Trip Around the World" buffet (all items are vegan, GF = gluten-free)


Appetizer:
French Tarragon vegan "Chicken" on Cucumber Wheels
First Course:
Ramen Noodle Fragrant Soup (GF)
Turkish Warm Roasted Vegetable Salad (GF)
Entrees:
Greek Potato and Gyro Casserole
Irish Shepherds Savory Pie
Virginia-Style BBQ'd Jackfruit cornbread sliders (GF)
German Sauerbraten
Desserts:
Mixed Berry Italian Ice (GF)
Dutch Chocolate and Almond Cookies
Beverages:
South African Honeybush Iced Tea
Illinois State Fair Orange Lime Shake-ups
Ironclad Coffee
Beer and Wine available for separate purchase

 

For reservations call 804-344-4356 or use the contact form .

 

Please contact VSR if you make a reservation and cannot attend and please do not cancel at the last minute. Thank you.

Mar
11
6:00 pm18:00

Growing Wild: How to attract wildlife to your yard for beauty and benefit by Lance Gardner, B.S., M.S., PhD

  • Friend Meeting House

7:00 p.m., lecture; 6:00 p.m., potluck supper

$3.00 for non-VSR members or join that night

Please bring a dish to share and label ingredients and your own place setting and beverage. Vegan preferable.

The presentation will concentrate on ways to attract and keep native wildlife, especially critters that can be beneficial to your landscape and gardens. Techniques will include the use of water and water features, habitat and cover, nesting sites, and vegetation. Limiting invasive species that can interfere with the natural functioning of your local environment, inhibiting natural balances and controls, will also be included. Examples of many beneficial animals will be shown, such as insects, spiders, snakes, skinks, toads, lizards and birds.

Lance Gardner has been gardening since he was 10 with degrees in chemistry, biology, oceanography, limnology and marine science, 15 years as a master gardener.

Gardner's Gardens

lancemgardner.com

lance@lancemgardner.com
804/569-5628

For information and reservations call 344-4356 or use the contact form .

Please bring your own place setting, serving utensil, beverage and recipe. Vegan preferable.

Feb
18
6:00 pm18:00

"Talking to Non-vegans", and a potluck dinner

  • Friends Meeting House

by Trey Sutton

Friends Meeting House, 4500 Kensington Ave.  (Kensington & Commonwealth Aves.)     

Members, no charge; non-members, $3.00

6:00 p.m. potluck; 7:00 p.m. program

Trey Sutton’s Biography

Trey is an Assistant Professor of Management in the Robins School of Business at the University of Richmond. His research investigates non-market strategy, which addresses the interactions between companies, government, and social movements. Trey became vegan about 7 years ago after learning more about the ethical problems related to meat, dairy, and egg production. Before becoming vegan, Trey was an avid hunter and angler.

Talk Description

A number of factors make it difficult to discuss important issues with people from different political ideologies. We need to bridge this divide if we hope to spread information about veganism and other issues beyond our own in-groups. In that vein, Trey is going to talk about how we can have productive conversations with people who may not show an interest in the animal, health, or environmental arguments related to veganism.

Please bring a vegan dish to share, your own place setting and beverage.

For information and reservations call 344-4356 or use the contact form.

Jan
21
6:00 pm18:00

Video: Genetic Roulette, and a potluck dinner

  • Friends Meeting House

A film by Jeffrey M. Smith.  A production of the Institute for Responsible Technology

Friends Meeting House, 4500 Kensington Ave. (Kensington & Commonwealth Aves.)            

6:00 p.m. potluck; 7:00 p.m. DVD

Non-members $3.00 or join that night

When the US government ignored repeated warnings by its own scientists and allowed untested genetically modified (GM) crops into our environment and food supply, it was a gamble of unprecedented proportions. The health of all living things and all future generations were put at risk by an infant technology.

After two decades, physicians and scientists have uncovered a grave trend. The same serious health problems found in lab animals, livestock, and pets that have been fed GM foods are now on the rise in the US population. And when people and animals stop eating genetically modified organisms (GMOs), their health improves.

This seminal documentary provides compelling evidence to help explain the deteriorating health of Americans, especially among children, and offers a recipe for protecting ourselves and our future.

The main feature film is 85 minutes.

Please bring a dish to share (vegan preferable), the recipe or list of ingredients and your own beverage, plates and utensils.

Call 804-344-4356 or  use the contact form for reservations and information.

Dec
17
6:00 pm18:00

Holiday Potluck

  • Friends Meeting House

 Friends Meeting House (Commonwealth & Kensington Aves.)

Non-members $3.00 or join that night

Bring your non-vegetarian family, friends and children, and show them how delicious vegan and vegetarian holiday food can be!

Please bring a dish (vegan preferable) to share, the recipe or list of ingredients and your own place setting, serving utensil (please label your items) and beverage.

Call 344-4356 by Friday, December 16th for reservations and information or email lois@vegetarianrichmond.org.

Nov
24
5:00 pm17:00

Vegan Thanksgiving Potluck

  • Friends Meeting House

Friends Meeting House (Kensington & Commonwealth Aves.)            

non-members $3.00 or join that night

Please bring a vegan dish to share, the recipe or list of ingredients, your serving utensil (please label), place setting and beverage.

Call 344-4356 by Monday, November 21st for reservations and information or email Lois@vegetarianrichmond.org.

Right now is the perfect time to continue a holiday tradition of compassion or start a new one by sponsoring a turkey through Farm Sanctuary’s Adopt a Turkey Project. We are offering sponsorships for five turkeys currently living at sanctuary in addition to our brand new In Memoriam sponsorship, in honor of our dear friend Turpentine. These turkeys serve as ambassadors for the 45 million turkeys slaughtered every year for Thanksgiving. Whether you adopt one turkey or the entire flock, you are giving them a voice and demonstrating that these beautiful, intelligent birds are someone, not something.

http://shop.farmsanctuary.org/category/Adopt-A-Turkey-Project

Nov
9
5:30 pm17:30

Vegan Buffet at India K’Raja

  • India K'Raga

There are two seatings!:  5:30 to 7:00 p.m. and 7:30 to 9:00 p.m.  You must select a seating for this event!

9051-5 W. Broad St., 23294 (804-965-6345)  www.indiakraja.com          

$15.99excludes tax and tip

Menu:

Bhel poori - Medley of Rice Puffs, Lentil
noodles and Flour chips smothered in Tamarind and Mint.

Mango Soup - Delicately spiced Sweet n Sour Mango soup

Vegetable Samosa - Triangular pastry turnovers stuffed with mildly spiced potatoes

Bandh Gobhi - Cabbage sautéed with fresh herbs.

Palak Chole - Chickpeas cooked in Spinach sauce

Mushroom Tikka Masala - Medium Mushrooms cooked in Tomato Onion Sauce.

Aloo Bengan - Potatoes and Eggplant sautéed with onions and tomatoes.

Kofta Curry - Assorted vegetable fritters cooked in ginger garlic sauce

Navrattan Korma - Nine different vegetables cooked in creamy Coconut sauce

Vegan Naan - Vegan white bread

Pulao - Indian Basmati Rice

Uttapam - Rice pancakes topped with Onions, Tomatoes and Cilantro.

Samabar - Rich flavorful pureed Yellow Lentils

Sevayian - Sweet rice noodles (Special Vegan Dessert for you)


For information and reservations call 804-344-4356 or email Lois@vegetarianrichmond.org   by Monday, November 7th.  Please do not make a reservation with the restaurant and let us know if you have to cancel and do not cancel at the last minute. You must indicate which seating. Thank you.

Activism for Non-Activists
Oct
15
6:00 pm18:00

Activism for Non-Activists

  • Friends Meeting House

by Ed Edge and a Potluck

6:00 p.m. potluck; 7:00 p.m. program

Friends Meeting House, 4500 Kensington Ave.  (Kensington & Commonwealth Aves.)     

Members, no charge; non-members, $3.00

Ed Edge, 25, Paramedic and Community Activist, RVA Vegan, Have Heart, Christ Cycles

 

Review by Scott Elmquist (October 16, 2012)  

Rare is the person who gives 80 percent of his income away. Rarer still is the person who works up to 96 hours a week to do so. Ed Edge, who is considered saintly by some of his followers, grew up Buddhist, became Christian, and never met an obstacle he didn't want to take on. In addition to his schedule as a paramedic in Petersburg and Charlottesville, the Fan District resident operates three RVA Vegan food carts and created Have Heart, free fitness and nutrition training for people living in local housing projects.  Edge says. "I guess I can be taken seriously after I've gone through enormous opposition. It's helped me be supercreative and results­ based." Edge's food trucks make money for daily feeding programs and his salary pays for professional trainers to bring their workouts to the city's most impoverished residents. "Every single dollar is going to something amazing," he says of his personal philanthropy. "To see women in their 30s who are morbidly obese sweating for an hour — they'd never go to a gym," he says, but they'll go to an exercise program where they live. Another of his nonprofit ventures, Christ Cycles, gave away more than a thousand bikes during a two year run. One of his nominators, DeeVa Payne, puts it this way: "Edge is the most selfless human being I have ever met. His life is about helping others no matter what the cost. I would challenge anyone to find a more selfless human being who wants to change the world, starting with Richmond." "My gift is passion and love, and so I feel like it's my job to use that," Edge says. "I've been gifted with a huge heart — that's my superpower."

For information and reservations call 344-4356 or use the contact form.

 

Making Money and Making a Difference
Sep
17
6:00 pm18:00

Making Money and Making a Difference

  • Friends Meeting House

By Brenda Morris, CFP

and a Potluck

6:00 p.m. potluck; 7:00 p.m. program

Friends Meeting House, 4500 Kensington Ave.  (Kensington & Commonwealth Aves.)     

Members, no charge; non-members, $3.00 or join that night

Are you a vegetarian or moving towards a plant-based lifestyle?
Do you want the world to be a better place for generations to come?
Are you an avid recycler?
Do you strive to live a life of purpose and meaning?

If you answered "yes", then you may be ready to invest with your values.

At Quinoa Financial Consulting, we take an enormous amount of pride in being able to provide objective financial planning services for those who value individual responsibility in mapping out their future. We strive to help you to do that which you want to do, for as long as you are able to do it by keeping you on the right track financially. We believe you can make money while making a difference, and we work exclusively with this mission in mind.

See brendaveggie.com

For information and reservations call 344-4356 or use the contact form.

Please bring your own place setting, serving utensil, beverage and recipe. Vegan preferable.

Aug
13
6:00 pm18:00

Indian Cooking with Shefali Bansal and a potluck

  • Friends Meeting House

Saturday, August 13th, 2016, 7:00 p.m. program; 6:00 p.m. potluck
Friends Meeting House, 4500 Kensington Ave.  (Kensington & Commonwealth Aves.)     
Members, no charge; non-members, $3.00
Shefali Bansal will discuss Indian cooking and Indian spices and seasoning. She will bring chick pea curry with rice to the event. Chick peas are a good source of protein and with some added favors of ginger, tomatoes, garlic, herbs and spices it makes a delicious meal.
Shefali is originally from India and learned cooking from her mother and took some cuisine classes. Cooking is her stress reliever and she cooks gourmet meals everyday for her family. She has lived in Richmond, VA for the past 16 years. Professionally, she is a Financial Analyst and a Realtor.

 

For information and reservations call 344-4356 or use the contact form.


Please bring your own place setting, serving utensil, beverage and recipe or list of ingredients. Vegan preferable.

Jul
16
4:00 pm16:00

Picnic, Tour and Berry and Vegetable picking at Dragonfly Farm Vegetables

  • Dragonfly Farm Vegetables

4:00 p.m. tour followed by picking and picnic
1435 Sports Lake Rd., Columbia, VA 23038          
Cost: berries and vegetables picked
Tour of organic fruit and vegetable farm owned by VSR members Doug and Judi Reid. Produce can be picked and will be available for purchase.

Directions:
Take Rt 6 W to Columbia. Turn left over the James river (Columbia Rd.)
Follow to $ Duncan Store Rd turn right.
Follow to Sports Lake Rd turn left
Continue 1.5 miles to 1435 Sports Lake Rd on Right

804-310-8120

Please bring your own place setting, beverage, chair and list of ingredients. Vegan dish preferable. Wear sturdy shoes.

For information and reservations call 804-344-4356 or use the contact form.

The Richmond Vegetarian Festival 2016 has been rescheduled!
Jul
9
12:00 pm12:00

The Richmond Vegetarian Festival 2016 has been rescheduled!

  • Bryan Park

Please note!  This event has been rescheduled!  The new date is July 9.

Azalea Gardens at Bryan Park

Food!

Music!

Speakers!

Local Businesses!

Nonprofits!

Family Fun!

Free admission!

Well-behaved, leashed, vaccinated, healthy dogs are welcome. Bring bags to clean-up after dogs and plenty of water.

VSR has a large booth with free literature and books and t-shirts for sale. Please call 344-4356 or use the contact form to volunteer.

See http://www.veggiefest.org/ for more information. Thank you.

 

 

 

 

 

Jul
4
5:00 pm17:00

July 4th Potluck Picnic

  • Deep Run Park

Deep Run Park, Shelter #3, 9900 Ridgefield Parkway, Richmond, VA 23233 (after you enter the park, the shelter is on your right, through the woods)
Shelter reserved from 3:00-8:00 p.m.; picnic at 5:00 p.m.
Members, no charge; non-members, $3.00 or join that night
Bring a dish to share and label all ingredients, your own place setting and beverage. Vegan preferable.
For reservations and information call 344-4356 or use the contact form.

May
30
5:00 pm17:00

Memorial Day Potluck Picnic

  • Deep Run Park

Shelter reserved from 3:00-8:00 p.m.; picnic at 5:00 p.m.

Deep Run Park, Shelter #3, 9900 Ridgefield Parkway, Richmond, VA23233 (after you enter the park, the shelter is on your right, through the woods)       

Members, no charge; non-members, $3.00 or join that night

Bring a dish to share and label all ingredients, your own place setting and beverage. Vegan preferable.

 For reservations and information call 344-4356 or use the contact form.

 

 

May
23
7:00 pm19:00

Healing Our World: A Deeper Look at Food -- The World Peace Diet

  • Libbie Mill Library


A lecture - presentation byWill Tuttle, Ph.D.
 
Monday, May 23th, 2016, 7:00 p.m.

 

Libbie Mill Library2100 Libbie Lake East St.
Henrico, VA 23230(804) 290-9400

 

http://www.henricolibrary.org/locations/libbie-mill
no charge

 

The World Peace Diet has been called one of the most important books of the 21st century: the foundation of a new society based on the truth of the interconnectedness of all life. Dr. Tuttle is currently giving a series of lecture presentations around North America on The World Peace Diet.

 

Dr. Tuttle presents about 150 events yearly at conferences, retreats, and progressive churches and centers throughout North America. A former Zen monk with a Ph.D. in education from U.C., Berkeley, he has worked extensively in intuition development, spiritual healing, meditation, music, creativity, vegan living, and cultural evolution.
In churches, he typically presents the morning special music, meditation, and message and later gives an educational seminar on developing intuition, as well as a concert of original music, "Piano Passion." These are intended to generate energy for personal and planetary awakening.

 

www.willtuttle.com
willtuttle@earthlink.net
http://www.worldpeacediet.com/lectures

 

Call 344-4356 or use the contact form for information and reservations.

May
11
6:00 pm18:00

Vegan Buffet at India K’Raja

  • India K'Raja

 

9051-5 W. Broad St., 23294 (965-6345)  www.indiakraja.com          

$15.99 excludes tax and tip

Menu:

Bhel poori - Medley of Rice Puffs, Lentil
noodles and Flour chips smothered in Tamarind and Mint.

Mango Soup - Delicately spiced Sweet n Sour Mango soup

Vegetable Samosa - Triangular pastry turnovers stuffed with mildly spiced potatoes

Bandh Gobhi - Cabbage sautéed with fresh herbs.

Palak Chole - Chickpeas cooked in Spinach sauce

Mushroom Tikka Masala - Medium Mushrooms cooked in Tomato Onion Sauce.

Aloo Bengan - Potatoes and Eggplant sautéed with onions and tomatoes.

Kofta Curry - Assorted vegetable fritters cooked in ginger garlic sauce

Navrattan Korma - Nine different vegetables cooked in creamy Coconut sauce

Vegan Naan - Vegan white bread

Pulao - Indian Basmati Rice

Uttapam - Rice pancakes topped with Onions, Tomatoes and Cilantro.

Samabar - Rich flavorful pureed Yellow Lentils

Sevayian - Sweet rice noodles (Special Vegan Dessert for you)

For information and reservations call 344-4356 or use the contact form to register by Monday, May 9th.  Please do not make a reservation with the restaurant and let us know if you have to cancel. Please do not cancel at the last minute. We must have a minimum of 35 for the dinner to proceed. Thank you.

 

 

Earth Day Richmond Festival
Apr
23
11:00 am11:00

Earth Day Richmond Festival

  • Great Shiplock Park

The Enrichmond Foundation is proud to announce the 23rd Earth Day Richmond Festival, central Virginia’s premiere and longest-running Earth Day Celebration. Earth Day Richmond will be held on Saturday, April 23rd, 2016 at the Great Shiplock Park from 11:00am-5:00pm.

Once again, we will celebrate Earth Day on the world’s most beautiful river, the James! The event will feature an environmentally friendly, earth-conscious vendor marketplace, outdoor activities for all ages, local food and beer, live music, and so much more!

http://enrichmond.org/about/

VSR will have a booth at the festival.  Please call 344-4356 or use the contact form  to volunteer at the VSR booth. Thank you.

 

Apr
16
6:00 pm18:00

Presentation: the Piedmont Ecovillage

  • Friends Meeting House

and a Potluck

6:00 p.m. potluck; 7:00 p.m. program

 (Kensington & Commonwealth Aves.)

VSR Members, no charge; non-members, $3.00

For information and reservations call 344-4356 or use the contact form.  Please bring your own place setting, serving utensil, beverage and recipe. Vegan preferable.

Our vision is to create a diverse community which fosters social interaction, integrates sustainable practices, and serves to educate and inspire others.

Our intention is to create a healthy environment where children can play together in safety, and where neighbors work collaboratively towards the good of the community while respecting each other’s independence. Our ecovillage will serve as an education center to promote green building practices, renewable energy use, and other principals of sustainable design. The neighborhood will include a shared common house and will maximize green space for a variety of purposes, including recreation and community gardens. We will offer several housing options including, but not limited to, detached single-family homes, townhome style housing, mini homes, and tiny homes. All structures will employ green building practices such as passive solar design to minimize our community’s carbon footprint.

The majority of our members are from the greater Richmond, Virginia area (RVA) and our plan is to create an ecovillage in one of the counties surrounding Richmond.

We welcome new members who are interested in creating a thriving community which fosters social interaction, is environmentally responsible, and encourages creativity, collaboration, and diversity. We are looking for persons willing to develop new sustainable solutions that benefit our community and the environment in which we live.

http://piedmontecovillage.org/about/

 

Mar
26
5:00 pm17:00

Factory Farming Awareness Coalition -- Rescheduled!! New Date and Time!

  • Friends Meeting House

by David Phinney and a Potluck
The new date and time are March 26 at 5:00 p.m. potluck; 5:45 p.m. program
 
VSR Members, no charge; non-members, $3.00
The popularity of recent films like Food, Inc. and Fast Food Nation, along with books like Jonathan Safran Foer's Eating Animals and widespread media attention to food recalls, all highlight a growing public concern about the impacts of modern animal agriculture.

Why has our food system shifted so dramatically over the past 60 years? What does industrialized agriculture look like? What is the impact of our current food system on animals? What is its impact on the environment? How about on human health and nutrition? And how are consumers, businesses and legislators responding?
The presentation is about 45 minutes long.
http://www.ffacoalition.org/

For information and reservations call 344-4356 or use the contact form.  Please bring your own place setting, serving utensil, beverage and recipe. Vegan preferable.

Feb
13
6:00 pm18:00

Video: Breaking Bad Habits, and a Potluck

  • Friends Meeting House

by Joel Fuhrman, MD

Friends Meeting House, 4500 Kensington Ave. (Kensington & Commonwealth Aves.)

Non-members $3.00 or join that night

Breaking Bad Habits with Joel Fuhrman, MD is a forty-minute DVD that is part of PBS pledge program called End dieting forever that directly addresses the crisis of obesity and chronic dis-ease plaguing America.
www.drfurhman.com
Over 65% of Americans are overweight or obese - and that number is growing just like our waistlines! Dr. Fuhrman will offer motivational techniques for leading a healthy lifestyle.

Please bring a dish to share (vegan preferable), the recipe or list of ingredients and your own beverage, plates and utensils.
Call 804-344-4356 or respond via contact form for reservations and information.

Jan
16
6:00 pm18:00

Food for Thought: How a Greener Diet Can Transform You and the Planet

  • Friends Meeting House

by Dr. Joanne Kong, and a Potluck
6:00 p.m. potluck; 7:00 p.m. program


4500 Kensington Ave. (Kensington & Commonwealth Aves.)


VSR Members, no charge; non-members, $3.00


Discusses the connection between Animal Agriculture and Climate Change-Environment, Public Health, and the moral and ethical issues of the enormous suffering of CAFO animals.
Shifting towards a plant-based diet could be one of the most powerful life decisions we make as individuals, having positive impacts upon the environment, public health, and the fellow living beings with whom we share this planet.
The presentation is about 40 minutes long, and includes imagery and video excerpts used with the permission of Mercy for Animals and Farm Sanctuary.
For information and reservations call 344-4356 or respond via contact form. Please bring your own place setting, serving utensil, beverage and recipe. Vegan preferable.

 

Dec
12
6:00 pm18:00

Holiday Potluck

  • Friends Meeting House

Non-members $3.00 or join that night
 
Bring your non-vegetarian family, friends and children, and show them how delicious vegan and vegetarian holiday food can be!
 
Please bring a dish (vegan preferable) to share, the recipe or list of ingredients and your own place setting, serving utensil (please label your items) and beverage.
  
Call 344-4356 by Friday, December 11th for reservations and information or email lois@vegetarianrichmond.org 

Nov
26
5:00 pm17:00

Vegan Thanksgiving Potluck

  • Friends Meeting House

 non-members $3.00 or join that night
 
Please bring a vegan dish to share, the recipe or list of ingredients, your serving utensil (please label), place setting and beverage. 

Call 344-4356 by Monday, November 23rd for reservations and information or email Lois@vegetarianrichmond.org.


Right now is the perfect time to continue a holiday tradition of compassion or start a new one by sponsoring a turkey through Farm Sanctuary’s Adopt a Turkey Project. We are offering sponsorships for five turkeys currently living at sanctuary in addition to our brand new In Memoriam sponsorship, in honor of our dear friend Turpentine. These turkeys serve as ambassadors for the 45 million turkeys slaughtered every year for Thanksgiving. Whether you adopt one turkey or the entire flock, you are giving them a voice and demonstrating that these beautiful, intelligent birds are someone, not something. 

http://shop.farmsanctuary.org/category/Adopt-A-Turkey-Project

Nov
7
6:00 pm18:00

Potluck at Gina Marques'

  • Gina Marques

Gina Marques (804-272-1242) Villas at Bon Air Townhomes (next to Rolling Hill Twnhms)
 
no charge

Directions
 
For information and reservations call 804-344-4356 or email Lois@vegetarianrichmond.org  by THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 5th.
 
 
 Please bring your own place setting, beverage, dish to share and label all ingredients.  Vegan is preferable.
 
 SEATING LIMITED TO 25. A WAITING LIST WILL BE STARTED. PLEASE LET US KNOW IF YOU HAVE TO CANCEL.

Oct
17
6:00 pm18:00

Laws Affecting Farm Animals by Patricia Welty, and a Potluck

  • Friends Meeting House

 

Friends Meeting House, 4500 Kensington Ave. (Kensington & Commonwealth Aves.)

VSR Members, no charge; non-members, $3.00

6:00 p.m. potluck; 7:00 p.m. program

Federal Laws:

The Animal Welfare Act

Humane Slaughter Act

Twenty Eight Hour Law of 1877

The Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act (AETA)

Ag--Gag laws (efforts to silence activists)

State Laws:

Farm animals exempt from anti-cruelty provisions

Current focus on banning cruel practices such as gestation crates

Patricia Welty received her J.D. from American University’s Washington College of Law. She has lived and worked in the DC area much of her life. Following her work as a paralegal specialist in the Wildlife Section of the Environment and Natural Resources Division of DOJ Patricia worked as a contract attorney in DC. She founded and currently runs a group called A Vegan Life, an organization dedicated to promoting awareness of the plight of animals raised for food and the benefits to our health and the environment of a plant--based diet.

For information and reservations call 344-4356 or email Lois@vegetarianrichmond.org. Please bring your own place setting, serving utensil, beverage and recipe. Vegan preferable.