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Maynard S. C.

Organizer

Boston Vegetarian and Vegan Meetup Organizer

Location:

Boston, MA
Hometown: Boston, MA

Organizer since:

February 12, 2017

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Most professing vegetarians claim the vegetarian diet for health reasons. Are you a 'health vegetarian' or a vegetarian for other reasons (animals, environment, religion, other)?

I love it, but steamed kale has more available calcium. I think steamed broccoli is more delicious than kale. One can drip sesame paste over either calcium-rich green vegetable.

Has any book or educational media (song, video) encouraged you to explore vegetarianism or become vegetarian?

Lacking ANY of the reasons is NOT "a vegetarian diet for all reasons" - but the advocacy of vegetarian plant-based diets should be as "a diet for all reasons"?? However, I also believe that ANY of the four (4) to nine (9) reasons (depends on one's analysis) for totally vegan diets can stand on its own, without requiring the buttressing effort of the other 3-8 justifications.

What benefits can be enjoyed by attending vegetarian social events?

Deepening one's understanding of others and broadening one's horizon around the directions we've chosen in being vegan and vegetarian.

You've noticed it: some folks claim to dislike "anything vegetarian" - have you any advice for them (that would persuade them)?

I like steamed broccoli, but convolvulus is very good and delicious. Michael Greger continues to advocate KALE as the MOST calcium-rich green vegetable, but I've never heard him even MENTION the Asian water-grown vegetable convolvulus, which one can find at PuPu Hot Pots on Mass Ave near MIT.

Let's say you're hosting a vegetarian meetup and you get a crowd of folks you've never met - not all vegetarian. A real hodgepodge. How do you give them a worthwhile time in the meetup so that they want to come back the next time?

Listen carefully; nod often, smile occasionally. Maybe ask a few leading questions to encourage them to share who they are.

Introduction

https://www.VegDin...­ for all-vegetarian restaurants Network w/other vegetarians of Boston: Join BVS: https://www.Boston...­ I've been vegan MOST of MY natural life. I'm a clean-living vegan (no smoking or drinking of any intoxicants).

What Maynard S. C. is saying about this Meetup Group

Outstanding!! Love the folks who attend any of these groups: MARC, BVS, the Boston Vegan and Vegetarian Meetups, BVA, rawfooders, farmers' markets and produce display and procurement, and animal advocacy outreach; there's never a dull moment at the Vegan Meetup! We LOVE to piggyback on BVS and MARC events, particularly these outreach events in the sunshine and then indoors with music and educational and inspirational presentations. Other folks were deeply involved talking with one another. Sometimes I am surprised not to see any newcomers - those who had recently joined the group. But usually some newcomers attend BVS and other tag-along events.


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