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We are all ready to start our meetups at Meta Burger, Join us to meet friends old and new and chow down on those delicious burgers and fries! Not to mention the bowls, sides, milkshakes, and much more.
For more about Meta Burger, and to get an idea of menu items check out this link: https://www.metaburger.com/ The webpage is for online ordering but items are also for in-house orders.
Note that this event is at the southeast Denver location on East Mississippi Ave and Parker Rd. Phone:[masked]
Come join us and the Boulder and Beyond Vegan Meetup for a wonderful day at Luvin Arms Animal Sanctuary in Erie, CO!
(NOTE: if you are a member of both meetups and you already RSVP'd on the Boulder and Beyond page, you do not need to RSVP here).
You can read more about the sanctuary here: https://luvinarms.org/
This is the schedule for the day:
- 9am-noon: Work on one of the sanctuary's ongoing projects. Dress appropriately and wear closed-toe shoes. Bring work gloves if you have them. Projects might include cleaning stalls or other work in the barns, small construction/repair projects, working in the garden or on the grounds.
- Noon to 1pm - Potluck lunch. More details below about what to bring.
- 1pm to 2pm - Tour of the sanctuary. Meet the wonderful residents and learn their stories. Please wear closed-toe shoes.
Come for all or part of the day. Please indicate in your RSVP whether you're available for the work part of the day, so the sanctuary can plan accordingly.
FOR THE POTLUCK:
• A vegan dish that serves 8, with a recipe card or list of ingredients. (Vegan means no meat, bacon, eggs, poultry, fish, dairy, butter, cheese, whey, or honey). The recipe card is important for those with allergies or who are gluten-intolerant. If you don't know what to bring, please contact Denver Vegans leadership.
• Your own utensils and reusable place setting. PLEASE remember to bring your own dishes. We try really hard to avoid using disposable plates.
• Bring a lawn chair in case we run out of seating.
Event is free, but donations to Luvin Arms are always appreciated.
For our August 24 meeting we'll discuss ENTANGLED LIFE: HOW FUNGI MAKE OUR WORLDS, CHANGE OUR MINDS & SHAPE OUR FUTURES, by Merlin Sheldrake (Random House, 2020). You need not have attended a previous discussion to join us for this one. We'll discuss the book until about 8:30, followed by open conversation.
The Zoom link to the discussion is posted on the right, visible to those who RSVP. You will need a computer, laptop, smartphone or other device with internet access. We'll be available from 6:50 on to help anyone who might need extra time to connect. If you can't get on, call us at[masked]. We hope to "see" you there!
If you'd like to read ahead:
Sept. 28 -- Before We Were Yours, by Lisa Wingate (fiction)
Oct. 26 -- 21 Lessons for the 21st Century, by Yuval Harari
Nov. 30 -- Educated: A Memoir, by Tara Westover
In this captivating adventure, Merlin Sheldrake explores the spectacular and neglected world of fungi: endlessly surprising organisms that sustain nearly all living systems. They can solve problems without a brain, stretching traditional definitions of ‘intelligence’, and can manipulate animal behaviour with devastating precision. In giving us bread, alcohol and life-saving medicines, fungi have shaped human history, and their psychedelic properties, which have influenced societies since antiquity, have recently been shown to alleviate a number of mental illnesses. The ability of fungi to digest plastic, explosives, pesticides and crude oil is being harnessed in break-through technologies, and the discovery that they connect plants in underground networks, the ‘Wood Wide Web’, is transforming the way we understand ecosystems. Yet they live their lives largely out of sight, and over ninety percent of their species remain undocumented.
Entangled Life is a mind-altering journey into this hidden kingdom of life, and shows that fungi are key to understanding the planet on which we live, and the ways we think, feel and behave. The more we learn about fungi, the less makes sense without them.
“Wondrous... [A] marvelous tour of these diverse and extraordinary life forms... eye-opening... humans should consider fungi among the greatest of earth’s marvels.”
— TIME MAGAZINE, ** 100 Must-Read Books of 2020 **
“Entangled Life is a dazzling, vibrant, vision-changing book. Sentence after sentence stopped me short. I ended it wonderstruck at the fungal world and the earth-shaking, hierarchy-breaking implications of Sheldrake's argument. This is a remarkable work by a remarkable writer, which succeeds in springing life into strangeness again.”
— Robert Macfarlane, author of Underland