Hi Meetup Member,
Here?s the latest from Earthsave Baltimore. We are a completely volunteer operated chapter of Earthsave International, a nonprofit that was founded by John Robbins, who wrote Diet for a New America and Food Revolution.
Our mission is to help people make healthier, Earth-friendly food choices by promoting a shift toward a whole foods, plant-centered diet.
This edition of Earth-friendly Food Choices E-News features an interesting NY Times article, a reflection on animal rights by a former farm boy who admits to having mixed feelings about eating meat. Many of us share those feelings. We know that animals are more than commodities to be sold, traded, and used. And when we allow ourselves to see with open minds and hearts, we can begin to recognize in nonhuman animals many of our own most wonderful attributes, such as intelligence, love, loyalty, and individuality, among others. You will see what we mean when you view the video about a lion cub named Christian. See the link below.
Hope you can make it to the special event at my home on august 27th that will feature the very insightful and persuasive audio discourse on ?Living in Harmony with All Life? by the philosopher, writer and educator Will Tuttle, PhD. You might also like to attend the class that I will lead on the vegetarian lifestyle at the Mt. Washington Whole Foods store on august 19th.
Earthsave?s Veg Dinner Series continues to have nice turnouts, with 32 attendees on hand for our July video showing. We have another real good video documentary screening set for our August 9th dinner. Please join us if you?d like to know how it is that we are being fed genetically modified foods with or without our permission.
Earthsave?s September event is one that you won?t want to miss! One of the most popular and entertaining speakers in the country, Dr. Michael Greger, will give us a special report on the latest nutritional research from peer reviewed journals. This will be a real good talk to invite you friends to. We have included a link that will let you download a flier for that event. Please help us fill the room! We are also setting up a webpage for advance registration at the online store at www.earthsave.org. RSVPs for this event will be much appreciated!
See you soon! Be well!
Peace, Don Robertson
EARTHSAVE VEG DINNER LECTURE SERIES has monthly events that support people in making healthier diet and lifestyle choices. Dinner on Saturday, August 9th, from 6-9 pm, will feature a screening of THE FUTURE OF FOOD, which offers an in-depth investigation into the disturbing truth behind the unlabeled patented genetically engineered foods that have quietly filled U.S. grocery store shelves for the past decade. The film examines the complex web of market and political forces that are changing what we eat as huge multinational corporations seek to control the world's food system. Please join us at the Learning Center of Your Prescription for Health, 10210 S. Dolfield Rd., in Owings Mills, MD, 21117.
DINNER GUESTS are asked to bring a dish made without animal products to serve five times the number in their party, along with a donation of $5 ($2 for members). Or you may attend without bringing a dish for a $12 fee ($10 for members). Please give 2 days notice if paying for dinner. Monthly dinner/lecture events are held on the second Saturday at the Learning Center/Yoga Studio of Your Prescription for Health, 10210 S. Dolfield Rd. in Owings Mills. Please RSVP by email or call[masked]-3043. Hope to see you there!
DIRECTIONS From Beltway 695: Traveling east, take 795 (Northwest Expressway). Get off at Exit 4 (Owings Mills Blvd). Bear right when exit splits. Take right at first traffic light (South Dolfield Road). Travel approximately l/4 mile. Flying Avocado Caf? and "Your Prescription for Health" pharmacy is on the right after Gold?s Gym. The Learning Center/Yoga Studio entrance is at the opposite end of the building.
DIRECTIONS From Reisterstown Road: Travel West on Painters Mill Road. Turn right at 2nd traffic light onto S. Dolfield Road. Go left at the second driveway into the parking lot of Your Prescription for Health.
DR. MICHAEL GREGER: EARTHSAVE?S DINNER on Sept. 13th at 6 pm, will feature a special live presentation by Michael Greger, MD, on ?The Latest News In Human Nutrition.? Come learn about the latest in cutting-edge nutrition research in an engaging multimedia presentation. Focusing on studies published just since Summer 2007 in peer-reviewed scientific nutrition journals, Dr. Greger offers practical advice on how best to feed ourselves and our families to prevent, treat, & even reverse chronic disease. Dr. Greger is Director of Public Health and Animal Agriculture at the Humane Society of the U.S., and is one of the most knowledgeable, entertaining, and humorous speakers we are likely to hear. You might like to register in advance as Dr. Greger?s talks are always very popular. Go to the online store at www.earthsave.org. You may download a flier for this event at http://tinyurl.com/58eqw5
. You may download the flier even if you get a message saying that you don?t have permission. RSVPs will; be much appreciated!
FREE VEGETARIAN LIFESTYLE CLASS: On Tuesday, August 19th at 7 pm, Whole Foods grocery in Mt. Washington will offer, in the caf?, the free class ?A Menu of Love: The Vegetarian Lifestyle Class.? Don Robertson will address some of the most common questions, misperceptions, and challenges that arise with regard to a adopting a plant-centered diet. As founding director of the nonprofit group Earthsave Baltimore, Don has organized the monthly Veg Dinner Lecture Series for 11 years. He also leads the Baltimore Vegetarian and Baltimore Vegan Meetup discussion groups. This talk will support you in making healthier, earth-friendly food choices. Space is limited. Please pre-register at Customer Service by calling[masked]-6700. For Whole foods? full educational schedule, go to http://tinyurl.com/4cfekr
MONTHLY VEG MEETUP DISCUSSION GROUPS offer us a chance to gather in more intimate and less formal settings than does the monthly Earthsave potluck dinner/lecture series. Meetups are casual and are held in restaurants over great vegetarian food. Discussions include a variety of topics that support people in making healthier choices in diet and lifestyle. There are two different groups, one vegan and one vegetarian. Both groups welcome anyone who is interested in learning about healthier eating. For details, or to register and let others know you plan to attend, go to http://vegetarian.meetup.com/9/
, or to http://vegan.meetup.com/29/
LION LOVE: Millions of YouTube fans have viewed and enjoyed this amazing footage of the reunion of an adult lion with the two young guys who had adopted him as a cub and released him into the African wilds when he became too large for them to care for. A year later the fellows returned to Africa hoping see their friend ?Christian? again. They were told that he now had his own pride, was completely wild, and would no longer recognize them? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=adYbFQFXG0U
WORLD PEACE DIET DISCOURSE: A special evening of listening and discussion at the home of Don and Ginny Robertson is planned for Wednesday, August 27th, at 6:30 pm. Featured will be an audio recording of a Dr. Will Tuttle?s 77 minute discourse explaining the main ideas in his book, The World Peace Diet. Will Tuttle, PhD, is a philosopher and educator who has taught college level courses in mythology, philosophy, comparative religion, and creativity. He?s also an acclaimed pianist, and composer, and a former Zen Buddhist monk. In this compelling reflection, Dr. Tuttle gently illumines the keys to inner peace and harmony by showing that the mentality required by our food choices--and our mistreatment of animals for food--is a powerful force in our world. In fact, Tuttle sees that mindset, which numbs our sensitivities and diminishes our intelligence, as the very foundation on which the whole cycle of violence toward animals, women, other races, cultures and religions stands. The evening will include light refreshments and an intermission with discussion midway through and after the recording. Please RSVP by email to [address removed] or call[masked]-3043.
INTELLIGENT TALK RADIO ON PERSONAL GROWTH AND ?WOMAN STUFF?: WomanTalk Live is a weekly radio talk show that we think you will enjoy. Co-hosts Ginny Robertson and Ann Quasman have worked in the field of personal empowerment for quite a while and are very knowledgeable in the areas of psychology, health and fitness, entrepreneurship, and a wide variety of holistic and spiritual practices. They have a knack for picking some real interesting guests. They are also great listeners, and you can tell by the questions they ask that they do their homework. They appear live in the studio every Wednesday night from 6- 7 pm on WVIE, 1370 AM in Baltimore. Earthsave Baltimore?s founding director Don Robertson was interviewed on 6/25/08 and offered some insights on the vegetarian lifestyle. Recordings of many WomanTalk Live interviews, including Don?s show about ?Eating Green.?, are available at http://www.womantalklive.com/podcasts.html
NEW VEG-FRIENDLY RESTAURANTS IN BALTIMORE AREA: It's always fun to try out a new restaurant especially if there are plenty of vegetarian and vegan options available. The following veg-friendly restaurants are either relatively new or have moved to a new location.
DOWNTOWN BALTIMORE - Mt. Vernon section: Lumbini Restaurant, 322 N. Charles St., (410)[masked]
Nepalese & Indian. Try the Aloo Jeera Methi (potato quarters cooked with fenugreek leaves and Himalayan spices) ? or Jhaneko Dal (yellow split peas cooked with onion, tomatoes, and spices). Lunch buffet. Open daily. Full service, vegan options, catering, takeout, Cost is moderate to Pricey.
FULLERTON - Mount Everest, 7927-C Belair Road, (410)[masked], Nepalese. At this attractive, spacious dining room located in a shopping center right off 695, you can find South Indian specialties like Paper Masala Dosa and Coconut or Tomato Uththaappam. The restaurant also offers more familiar dishes such as Alu Gobi Masala, Alu Jeera, and
Binda Masala. Open daily. Full service, vegan options, lunch buffet. Cost is moderate to pricey.
NOTTINGHAM - Bouala's Thai Restaurant, 4347 Ebenezer Road, (410)[masked], Thai. This pretty restaurant near Route 1 can make almost everything vegan on the menu; just ask. The service was gracious and the prices inexpensive. Try the Massaman Curry or the Pad Ga ? Tiem Prik Thai with Tofu. Open daily. Full service, vegan options, take-out, catering, Costs are moderate to pricey.
Thanks to the Vegetarian Resource Group for the above information. VRG's Guide to Vegetarian Dining in
the Greater Baltimore Area can now be found online at http://www.vrg.org/travel/baltimore.pdf
EARTHSAVE MEMBERSHIP is a great way for you to contribute to our important educational mission. All members may receive a free 12-issue subscription to Vegetarian Times magazine and Earthsave?s national quarterly newsletter. Folks who attend meetings may check out books from our well stocked EarthSave Library, they may place literature on our networking tables, may make a brief announcement to the group, and receive discounted attendance fees and EarthSave bookstore prices. You may join our group online at http://www.earthsave.org/
, or you can send a tax-deductible check for $35, or $50 for family membership, or $25 for student or senior, to EarthSave at 517 Talbott Ave. Lutherville MD, 21093. Thanks for your kind support!
PLEASE REMEMBER to be the peace that you wish to manifest. Be well!
EarthSave ? May all be fed, may all be healed, and may all be loved.
E-mail us at [address removed], or call us at[masked]-3043. And please visit EarthSave Baltimore?s site at http://earthsavebaltimore.org/
, and the EarthSave International website at http://www.earthsave.org/