What we're about

This group is for those living in Ventura (or surrounding areas- Ojai, Oxnard, Santa Barbara, etc) who have a Vegan, Plant based Lifestyle- or for those who wish to learn more about it. Welcome to Vegetarians and Raw Food enthusiasts, organic lovers, those who care about the environment and animals and want to make a difference. Formed this to create COMMUNITY here in the Ventura area and for Vegans to meet others on similar path. Meetup ideas range from meet ups at various Vegan or Vegetarian Restaurants, having potlucks at beaches, movie and game nights, to hikes and nature days. Let's have fun, get to know each other, and inspire many!

971-409-4796 Heather if you have any questions.

Upcoming events (2)

Food demos and Potluck!

6300 Telephone Rd

Come learn how to cook inexpensive, plant-based meals straight out of the produce section with famous TV actor and plant-based chef Marley Ficalora! He will be demoing food out of his meal planners and answering any questions. He has been on a plant-based diet his whole life and cooks unprocessed, gf, & vegan food with no added oils! Please come and bring a dish to share with a large crowd. There will be raffles and prizes to give away!

An Evening of Seeing Others and Being Seen aka “Circling”

Dave & Melissa's place

Please join us for an evening of seeing others and being seen, an evening of deep authentic connection. We want a small, intimate group (max of 12 participants). Please RSVP early to reserve your spot Our Vision is for a community (& ultimately, a world) in which we relate more deeply, authentically, compassionately, and vulnerably with ourselves and others. We wish to co-create a container of emotional safety, so we will share a space in which we can open our hearts, see one another, and take care of each other We hope this event will help each of us to connect & continue to build a community while we learn develop skills that will enable us to: * Connect more deeply and authentically * Develop presence and greater awareness of what is going on inside us and motivating us from moment to moment * Learn to move away from judgments of right and wrong and accept & become curious about others * Deepen our awareness of how what we say and do impacts others * Create a safe space when we interact with people in our lives * Allow ourselves to be vulnerable enough to deepen connection and intimacy WHAT WE WILL DO We will form a circle & some participants will take turns on the "love seat." The person on the love seat will share about her/himself while the rest of the participants allow ourselves to notice what it's like being with this person moment to moment. We hopeto become curious and celebrate who he/she is, the challenges she/he is facing and what he/she is experiencing. Those in the circle will ask questions that allow the person in the love seat space for reflection, deep self exploration, emotional expression, and a chance to be seen, heard, and appreciated. This is very similar to the practice of "Authentic Relating Circling." It is a practice we hope will allow us to go beyond assumptions and become aware of what arises within the group and within each of us as we share our inner worlds WHO THIS IS FOR Anyone who would like to build a heart centered community and deepen their relationships & is willing: - to self-reflect and share your inner experience with people - to support self and others in meeting needs for compassion and respect - to lean into the edge of growth and learning PROGRAM: Please arrive on time. Nobody will be admitted after 7:05PM. 6:30 doors open. Vegan snacks will be available. Attendees are welcome and not required to bring vegan snack to share (Plant sourced (non animal) foods only. No meat, fish, eggs, dairy, or honey. 7:00 Workshop begins 7:05 door closes for late-comers 8:00-8:10 break with snacks and social time 9:00 Workshop ends 9:00-9:30 social time and cleanup EVENT TYPE: facilitated practice + social time COST: We request a contribution of $12. Please call Dave at the number below to reserve your spot. If you lack the funds requested, please call Dave prior to the day of the workshop to make other arrangements If you wish to contribute more for our time / facilitation & towards costs to improve our skill sets to support the community with, please give any amount beyond the requested amount that feels good to you. LOGISTICS: Please come scent-free (not wearing strong perfumes, colognes, hair products, essential oils) to allow people who have sensitivity to fragrances to participate. We also ask that all participants remain sober because we think this will support all of us in getting the most out of the workshop TO REGISTER: Please call Dave at[masked] to reserve your spot CONTACT: Dave:[masked] DISCLAIMER/RELEASE OF LIABILITY: The host/hostess, facilitators and organizers are volunteers and are not responsible for the participants. By participating, you are taking responsibility for your own safety and well-being. You agree that the host/hostess, facilitators and organizer(s) are released from all liability in case of possible illness or any other injuries. All participants must be 18 or older or be at least 16 years old & accompanied by an adult guardian

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Vegan Gourmet Potluck!

6300 Telephone Rd

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