Becoming Vegan: A Free Community Event


Sep 8, 2018 to Sep 29, 2018
02:00 PM until 05:00 PM

This event occurs weekly, on Saturday.


Going vegan in the Hudson Valley just got easier! Catskill Animal Sanctuary is excited to premier a free community event over four Saturdays in September.


The Sanctuary has been promoting veganism in New York's Hudson Valley region for 17 years through culinary programs and tours that educate visitors and introduce them to animals as feeling, thinking, remarkably individual beings. It recognizes that virtually all of us grew up eating meat, and rather than judging visitors for their personal choices, Catskill welcomes everyone, honoring and celebrating those who come down the driveway to engage and to learn. “People don’t intend to be cruel when they eat, and they aren’t trying to harm the environment. But the Standard American Diet hurts all of us: the animals, our precious planet, and our own bodies. We’re here to support folks who want to move towards healthy, compassionate eating,” says Catskill Founder and Director Kathy Stevens.


The “Becoming Vegan” events will take place over four consecutive Saturdays in September. The local community is invited to register for the free program, which takes place at the Sanctuary and covers  a range of topics from vegan nutrition to shopping for compassionate products. There will be recipes and demos for every level of skill and ambition, including self-described “lazy” vegan chefs, and —of course!— lots of mouth-watering food!


Becoming Vegan Program Details:  

The four free events go from 2 to 5 pm. The first will be “Vegan Living: What, Why and How” on September 22nd, followed by “Healthy Eating with Delicious Food on September 15th. The next will be “Everyday Choices and Living Vegan in a Non-Vegan World on September 22nd.


The final weekend get-together on September 29th will be a celebration for attendees, with a potluck meal and tour of the Sanctuary. Featured speakers include: Susan Yeoman LMT, CHC, CPT-EFS; Cathy Katin-Grazzini, Food Editor for Veg World Magazine and owner of Cathy's Kitchen Prescription LLC; Linda Soper-Kolton and Sara Boan, Compassionate Cuisine Chefs; Elana Kirshenbaum, Sanctuary Adult Programs Manager; Seren Wechsler, Registered Dietician; and Nava Atlas, cookbook author.





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316 Old Stage Road
Saugerties, NY

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