The Vegetarian Society of Richmond is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting vegetarianism through education, activities and advocacy. We seek to unite vegetarians and those interested in vegetarianism in the Richmond area. Activities may include restaurant visits, potlucks, lectures, classes, hikes, field trips, outreach, etc. Membership is open to both vegetarians and non-vegetarians.
A vegetarian lives on a diet free of flesh foods, with or without dairy products and eggs. The VSR recognizes that its members are vegetarians or interested in vegetarianism for a variety of reasons--including personal health, religious beliefs, concern for the environment, animal rights, and world hunger--and that not all members share all of them. We welcome your membership and your participation. Our meetings are open to members and non-members alike.
VSR was founded in October, 1995 and has over 150 members. VSR is a member of the Vegetarian Union of North America, the International Vegetarian Union, and an affiliate of the North American Vegetarian Society (sponsor of the annual Vegetarian Summerfest).