As you know, on November 11th, I attended a lecture by Dr. T. Colin Campbell at the University of Scranton. While there, I picked up a paper that mentioned two local plant-based groups. One, The Scranton Beets, is a newly forming group associated with the documentary, Plant Pure Nation (available on Amazon). I haven’t had time to watch it yet, but they showed the trailer at the lecture. As part of this documentary, they are supporting “pods” around the country to build a network of “like-minded” individuals to help promote the benefits of eating plant-based.
From the plantpurepods.com website: “Pods create an environment where like-minded people can work together to spread the message of plant-based nutrition in their communities, but also have fun and build friendships. As a Pod member, you can educate people on the connections of a plant-based lifestyle to our health, the environment, farming, animal welfare and food and health inequities.”
Today was our group’s first meeting, thanks to the leadership of Jean, who opened her home to a group of mostly strangers and prepared a plant-based Middle Eastern feast for us! Falafel, chick pea stew, quinoa salad and more… It was all delicious! We spent time learning each other’s stories and brainstorming ideas of what we want to do as a group. I look forward to seeing what we can do to educate and inspire!
If you are in the Scranton area and are interested in joining this pod, let me know and I’ll connect you to the group.
In the meantime, I need to make time to watch Plant Pure Nation!
Speaking of plant based eating, on one of the Facebook groups I belong to, there was a post listing people’s favorite plant-based sayings. I thought I’d share some of my favorites:
- It’s the food! (a Dr. McDougall favorite)
- Let food be thy medicine. (Hippocrates)
- Nothing tastes as good as healthy feels.
- The fat you eat is the fat you wear.
- Eat plants and nobody gets hurt.
- If it’s a plant, eat it. If it’s made in a plant, don’t.
- If it has a coupon / a face / a mother / a label… don’t eat it.
IMDb: Plants (2011)