Beryl Gilbert http://photos2.meetupstatic.com/photos/member/d/f/4/b/member_10197163.jpeg

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Sacramento Vegetarian Society http://photos1.meetupstatic.com/photos/event/9/3/d/6/global_20437846.jpeg 20101224
Sacramento, CA 95820

Location:

Elk Grove, CAUSA 95758
Hometown: NYC

Member since:

February 9, 2012

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Introduction

Animal lover! Took my profile photo at Animal Place during their Barn Warming. I don't know the boy, just recognized the natural affinity between species :) Love Animal Place and Farm Sanctuary! Gave away Animal Place calendars for Christmas.

Why are you interested in SVS?

I like being around compassionate people, people who THINK and CARE

What can SVS do for you?

No answer yet

Tell us about yourself.

I was a lacto-ovo vegetarian for 39 years when I discovered the horrors of the dairy and even "free-range" egg industries (how can we refer to animals as if they are manufactured products?). Been a vegan now for 2-1/2 years...never felt better! Really enjoy my food now :) Lost 25 lbs when I concentrated on "whole" foods. But it is really about the animals.... I feel great sadness and regret for condoning lacto-ovo, even finding excuses to use leather ("they aren't killed for leather"). The poor innocent creatures: their short, miserable lives and brutal deaths. Leather and dairy/meat subsidize each other...cows must have calves to produce milk- the boys live horrid, short lives and are killed for veal...just hatched male chicks are brutally killed because they are worthless... I am so very sorry

Are you vegan, vegetarian, omnivore, or transitioning?

vegan, mostly "whole food" (no more leather, silk, wool either)

What Beryl Gilbert is saying about this Meetup Group

nice to meet like-minded people! Especially happy to meet Cliff of Stone Lake Farms. Can't wait to visit his organic farm....he doesn't use gross fertilizers :) (read the ingredients in typical "organic fertilizer", you may be unpleasantly surprised). Let's buy his produce! Check out his web site www.stonelakefarms.com

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  • Tracy Lynn Lotz

    Still figuring out how this site works. Just now found your message from March. I tried to go to Farm Sanctuary once, but wasn't able to get a ticket to the night event I was trying to attend. I hope to go in the near future still. :)

    Jun 12, 2012 3:03 AM
  • Dharmesh Data

    wow you are learning lot of dishes...I don't know any of those. All of those are South Indian cuisine, very yummy. I love dosa, Idly, vada and Uttapam in it but i don't get much time to attend any cooking class or so. Well i anyways cook occasionally so i guess i am just lazy :)

    I know some of North Indian cuisine cooking. My mom knows all kinda different indian cuisine and i love to just eat, eat and eat when she cooks. Last time i went to home, i gained 8 kgs weight in 7 days :-)

    May 06, 2012 3:31 PM
  • Dharmesh Data

    wow 7 hours at earth day event. good man...yep i bought some cupcakes, they had huge variety and it was very well organized.
    hehehe...good, once you learn indian cooking then you can teach me too :D jk
    I am not a good cook, but kinda ok one :-)
    Today went to one vegan potluck, it was awesome. Lot of vegan people came and it was so much fun.

    May 06, 2012 2:04 AM
  • Dharmesh Data

    Thanks Beryl, did you came to Vegan Cup cake challenge today? Humane society people were there. Will see you at some event soon.

    Apr 23, 2012 2:29 AM
  • Mary Rodgers

    Beryl, Thanks for the info on Cliff's organic farm. I'm looking forward to visiting soon!

    Feb 20, 2012 7:40 PM
  • Mary Rodgers

    Sacramento Vegetarian Society

    Hi Beryl, Nice to see you yesterday! I know what you mean about organic fertilizers/pot­ting soil?bone meal, blood meal, feather meal, etc. "Organic" doesn't mean animal free or cruelty free. I'd be interested in knowing other options (in addition to home-made compost). So far, I haven't found any.

    Feb 17, 2012 8:31 PM
  • melodie

    SACRAMENTO VEGAN SOCIETY

    Ho there Beryl I just wanted to mention that the meet up sat dec 10th is for families and kiddos... Please let me know your childrens ages and how many will be attending for the chirstmas craft....

    Nov 26, 2011 10:05 PM
  • Heather

    As the original Organizer of this Meetup group, I am very grateful to you Beryl for keeping this group alive after I had to step down as Organizer due to time constraints. Thank you Beryl!

    Aug 26, 2011 11:23 AM

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