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Animal Aid Christmas Fair 2018

Animal Aid’s ever-popular London Christmas Fair is back for another year. A fun day out for all the family, the event is a perfect excuse to indulge in a bit of vegan food while doing some shopping for the festive season!

There will be more than 100 stalls with a wonderful variety of animal-free and Eco-conscious clothing, shoes and belts, handmade or hemp fashion items. Indulge in the diverse selection of skincare products – perfect presents. And so much more on offer, from aromatherapy to wildlife art. There will be three vegan caterers, plus a huge selection of vegan cakes, beers, cheeses, confectionery and delicious savoury pies on offer.

There is also a crèche and children’s workshop. Admission is only £3 and children under 11 are admitted free.

Keep an eye on the Animal Aid website and Facebook page for the full programme.

There is now a dedicated Twitter account for Animal Aid’s Christmas Fairs and other events. Please follow  @AnimalAidFayre.

If you are interested in booking a stall, please email Iain.


Veggies Food is Here

Veggies Catering Campaign will be catering at the Fair. Veggies are a volunteer-led, community-based, social enterprise, promoting vegan catering and supporting campaigns for humans, other animals and the environment.

Volunteer with Veggies after 10am to help with serving teas, cakes or pasties. Even one hour’s volunteering would enable one of the core crew to have a break to look around the fair. If you would like to help, contact us or find Veggies on facebook

For directions click here and replace Veggies starting postcode with yours!

Veggies Climate Change Campaigns

Go Vegan
To get to this event Veggies will emit approx 160kg CO2 (total distance: 131 miles each way – route).

However by helping an estimated 500 people Eat Vegan we will “offset” 1000 kg CO2

If ONE customer goes Vegan For Life, they will save 1.5 tonnes CO2 every year, as well as saving 4022 animals lives, and enabling all the world’s peoples to receive a Fair Share of the world’s resources. [references]

Compassionate Derby 2018

Now in its eigth great year, Compassionate Derby is an ethical living event that is free to attend and where everyone is welcome!

There will be a range of cruelty-free food and lifestyle products, lots of free samples, charity and campaigning stalls, children’s activities, a diverse program of talks throughout the day, a generous raffle and much more. So head to St Peter’s Church, Derby for a bit of Christmas shopping and find out more about living a compassionate lifestyle.

Beyond ‘doing the least harm’ compassion means ‘doing the most good‘. Going vegan is a good start; by helping other go vegan you can make the world a better place for humans, other animals and the environment. Compassionate Derby is an excellent opportunity to join Veggies – the volunteer-led Vegan Catering Campaign.

All Welcome!

Veggies Food is HereCatering by Veggies.

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To get to this event, 16 miles from our Sumac Centre base, Veggies may emit approx 20kg CO2.

However by helping 250 people Eat Vegan we could “offset” 500 kg CO2.

If ONE customer goes Vegan For Life they will save 1.5 tonnes CO2 every year, as well as saving 4022 animals lives, and enabling all the world’s peoples to receive a Fair Share of the world’s resources. [carbon calculation references]


Veggies Vegan Campaign Meeting

Join Veggies Volunteers at the Sumac Centre to plan for the many events on Veggies diary.

If you would like to support our work join us at a forthcoming event or find more info at the how-to-help section of our website.

Forthcoming events

Primary Gardens Outdoor Market

Join us in the courtyard at Primary on the second Sunday of every month for great local food, independent traders, arts, crafts and more!

Worcestershire Vegans & Veggies

Worcestershire Vegans & Veggies (WVV) hold regular stalls throughout the county, staging food fairs, Vegan BBQ’s, putting on talks, organising meals, outings and other social activities.

Meetings are held on the first Wednesday monthly at 7pm The Pheasant Public House, 22 New Street, Worcester WR1 2DP

We warmly welcome new members to join our friendly, supportive & go ahead group. As well as Vegans & Vegetarians, we are open to anyone interested in reducing their consumption of animal products.

All-day Vegan Elevensies – Plymouth Popup Market

All Day Vegan Elevensies – Vegan Outreach – Pop Up, Drop In, Mini Vegan Market

Naturally Vegan Plot vegan organic produce stall, related books, vegan and animal rights badges, Bric-a-Brac, etc.

Discover Veganism information stall and library

A pop up, drop in social, networking, vegan outreach, mini market …

* supplying vegan organic produce and opportunities to discuss plans and progress and get involved with The Naturally Vegan Plot …

* also offering an array of food suitable for vegans including cakes and pasties, hot drinks, mulled apple juice and GF options all available on a donations basis

* discover veganism on our vegan information stall …

* browse for gifts, cards and useful items among the bric-a-brac and arts and craft stalls …

* sit relax and read from our library of vegan related leaflets, books and magazines

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Contributions of cakes, bric-a-brac, plants most welcome … vegan gluten free cakes are always a favourite 🙂

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We are in a position to offer a wide range of bulk fair trade, vegan, organic wholefoods, toiletries, household products etc. at very reasonable prices with this in mind we are considering trying to set up a bit of a customer base through All Day Vegan Elevensies please feel free to ask

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Tavy Lodge Scout Hut is a cosy venue with a garden
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Why a Fundraiser …

The Naturally Vegan Plot is a volunteer run educational and community orientated land based initiative, we are to all intent and purposes a community enterprise, The Naturally Vegan Plot and the events we organise are our Vegan Outreach and activism offering positive solutions which are alternatives to current destructive methods of land use and food production.

We are ethically driven, we exist for the animals, for wildlife, for nature, for the environment, for the Earth, for vegans, for new vegans … for all life on Earth, for a brighter, healthier world where vegan organic produce is abundant and animals and land are not exploited and sacrificed for anyone’s desires …

We exist to disseminate information and raise awareness, for education, research, demonstration, practicle positive and appropriate solutions, wildlife and nature conservation and sanctuary plus vegan organic / veganic produce through our market garden, woodland / forest gardening …

We are not profit driven or motivated by money … we are motivated by doing the best we can to cause and contribute to least possible harm and we are committed to helping others do the same ( or better 😉 )

Due to the nature of our work we are in need of support from the community, all donations will be invested in furthering our work as an ethical vegan organic enterprise with the aims of growing and providing truly vegan foods …
our current priorities for fundraising are paying rent for the land and funds to secure the future of The Naturally Vegan Plot beyond our second year.

Real food – no crap!
No pesticides, no herbicides, no insecticides, no blood fish bone, no manure, etc.

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Our inspiration and influences

Ken Fern – Founder of Charity Plants For A Future – Vegan Organic Woodland Gardening, Researcher, Author, Database, 7000 Edible and Otherwise Useful Plants For A Healthier World http://www.pfaf.org

Kathleen Jannaway – Vegan, Pioneer, Founder of Movement For Compassionate Living, Author of Abundant Living in The Coming Age of The Tree http://www.mclveganway.org.uk

 

Nottingham Green Festival 2018

Nottingham Green Festival is organised by grass routes community based volunteers, with no statutory funding. The ethical standards and environmental / human / animal rights ethos of the event are long established, having evolved from the pre-history of the Nottingham Peace Festival from which it has grown.

Nottingham’s own Green Festival provides the place for the whole family to learn, explore and try the latest in everything environmentally friendly and ethical, whilst also having lots of fun in the beautiful setting of the Arboretum Park.

Veggies has catered and campaigned at the Green Festival, and the Peace Festival before it, for our entire 33 year history. We were pleased now to be joined by 10 other vegan caterers and other artisan food producers, supporting the events’ new vegan ethos and building on a thirty+ year meat-free policy.

The Green Festival continues to break all records in terms of visitors & stalls.

This will be the 26th Nottingham Green Festival and with your support it will be even bigger & better in 2018.

You are therefore encouraged to support the regular fundraising events and join in with the planning group meetings.

Find full details at www.nottmgreenfest.org.uk/, find us on facebook and follow us on twitter.

Leicester Vegan Market Sept

Leicester Vegan Community hosts another popular vegan market in the heart of the City Centre.

Come along to this FREE event where you can browse for vegan food, gifts, crafts, clothes, cosmetics and more!

As per all our events, this is run ENTIRELY by unpaid volunteers who want to spread the vegan message. Please help share and support this grassroots community event and get involved on the day or beforehand to help make it happen!

Big Vegan Breakfast Feast , Brighton

Big Vegan Breakfast Feast – Fundraiser For A Local Foodbank by Cowley Club.

Cowley club is a not for profit social centre. It’s a hub for various community and grassroots organisations and campaigns. It houses a bookshop, library, vegan cafe and members bar.

 

Alternative Eid Al-Adha Preparation

“The time has come for all true Muslims, be they Sunni or Shi’a, Sufi or otherwise, to stand up for the universal standards of justice and compassion that the Prophet (sal) not only spoke of (both through Hadith and, more importantly, as the receiver of the Qur’anic revelation), but actually put into practice.”

If you would like to take part in preparations for an Alternative Eid Al-Adha in Nottingham you could think about:

as a vegan/vegetarian alternative option for an Udhiya / Qurbani / Sacrifice in readiness for distributing in Nottingham.

The 9kg suggested is a rough estimate of an alternative to the boneless meat from eg: a goat.

The Nottingham Green Festival is happening at the Arboretum soon after, on September 16th, where the wonderful Veggies Catering Campaign will be cooking up a storm!  You can try out the famous wholesome meat-free Veggies Burgers, made from the very mixes  above to see what they taste like cooked up 🙂

This is just a humble suggestion for people to think about, a coming together that shall find its time

Vegan Eid Recipes!

Here’s wishing everyone a very happy Eid! To help you make this Eid extra special – and animal-friendly – we’re sharing these yummy vegan recipes with you!

All you need to keep the festivities and kindness alive is to replace meat with mock meat or veggies. Try out these vegan recipes, and share them with all your friends.

See recipes at PETA India

The Sacrifice of “Eid al-Adha”
AN ISLAMIC PERSPECTIVE AGAINST ANIMAL SACRIFICE
by Shahid ‘Ali Muttaqi

“We can talk all we want about Sunnah (tradition and the way of the Prophet [sal]), but if we do so, then let us take the whole picture into account. The Prophet (sal) ate primarily dates and barley, only occasionally eating meat (which would have been necessary at that time and place for proper health, as it was a vary harsh climate that demanded a rigorous lifestyle which was very taxing on the human body). Such circumstances do not exist today for most of the developed world, and the fact is, meat-eating with our current sedentary lifestyle is responsible for the increase in cancer and heart attacks throughout the world.

“Meat-eating (and in relation to it, animal sacrifice) is not intrinsic to who the Prophet (sal) was or to what he preached. And most of the current research shows that humans are healthier on a vegetarian/vegan diet (ultimately proving we do not need to eat meat, and therefore, no longer have any justification for animal sacrifice in a modern setting). Certainly the Prophet (sal), who instructed us to go even to China in search of “Ilm, or ‘Divine Knowledge'” understood the importance of advancing our understanding of the world in which we live and living in harmony with our surroundings.

“The time has come for all true Muslims, be they Sunni or Shi’a, Sufi or otherwise, to stand up for the universal standards of justice and compassion that the Prophet (sal) not only spoke of (both through Hadith and, more importantly, as the receiver of the Qur’anic revelation), but actually put into practice. For those who need to take a life in order to survive, then let them do so humbly and with respect for the life they are forced to take, showing as much mercy and compassion as humanely possible in an otherwise regrettable situation. However, for those of us who no longer need to kill in order to survive, then let us cease to do so merely for the satisfaction of ravenous cravings which are produced by nothing more than our Nafs (or lower self). That would truly be the Sunnah of the Prophet (sal).

 

See also Hajj 2014 – Considering Alternatives to the Animal Sacrifice (Qurbani) of Eid-ul-Adha

 

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