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Feb
18
5:00 PM17:00

Sterling Heights Small Group

We would love to have you join us!  If you are not currently a member of this small group, but would like to attend this event or future small group events, please navigate to the Small Groups page here and click “Join Small Group” from the map list, which will take you to the sign up form and a host will reach out to you at the email address you provide! 


 
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Feb
18
7:00 PM19:00

Windsor Small Group

We would love to have you join us!  If you are not currently a member of this small group, but would like to attend this event or future small group events, please navigate to the Small Groups page here and click “Join Small Group” from the map list, which will take you to the sign up form and a host will reach out to you at the email address you provide! 

Guest Speaker: Local Herbalist to speak on Gluten & Glycophates

Location: Eastown Pharmacy


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Feb
20
7:00 PM19:00

Dearborn Small Group

We would love to have you join us!  If you are not currently a member of this small group, but would like to attend this event or future small group events, please navigate to the Small Groups page here and click “Join Small Group” from the map list, which will take you to the sign up form and a host will reach out to you at the email address you provide! 

Location: 4475 McKinley, Dearborn Heights, MI 48125


 
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Feb
25
6:30 PM18:30

Saline Small Group

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We would love to have you join us!  If you are not currently a member of this small group, but would like to attend this event or future small group events, please navigate to the Small Groups page here and click “Join Small Group” from the map list, which will take you to the sign up form and a host will reach out to you at the email address you provide! 

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Feb
25
7:00 PM19:00

Brighton Small Group

We would love to have you join us!  If you are not currently a member of this small group, but would like to attend this event or future small group events, please navigate to the Small Groups page here and click “Join Small Group” from the map list, which will take you to the sign up form and a host will reach out to you at the email address you provide! 


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Feb
26
7:00 PM19:00

Northville Small Group

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We would love to have you join us!  If you are not currently a member of this small group, but would like to attend this event or future small group events, please navigate to the Small Groups page here and click “Join Small Group” from the map list, which will take you to the sign up form and a host will reach out to you at the email address you provide! 

Location: Ward Church, Room 107, 40000 Six Mile Rd, Northville, MI 48168


 
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Mar
4
6:30 PM18:30

Rochester Hills Small Group

We would love to have you join us!  If you are not currently a member of this small group, but would like to attend this event or future small group events, please navigate to the Small Groups page here and click “Join Small Group” from the map list, which will take you to the sign up form and a host will reach out to you at the email address you provide! 


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Mar
6
6:00 PM18:00

Grand Rapids Small Group


We would love to have you join us!  If you are not currently a member of this small group, but would like to attend this event or future small group events, please navigate to the Small Groups page here and click “Join Small Group” from the map list, which will take you to the sign up form and a host will reach out to you at the email address you provide! 



Potluck starts at 6 pm, meeting at 6:30pm.
Please come at 6 pm whether you have a dish or not. This is a time to mingle and connect. So remember, bringing food is optional, but your participation is the most important part! Everyone is welcome, whether you are a seasoned PlantPowered eater or just plant curious :) Come and join the discussion!

Whole Food Plant Based, no added oils. List of suggested websites for recipe ideas:

http://www.theveganjunction.com/top-15-healthy-oil-free-plant-based-recipe-websites/
or http://www.plantpurepods.com/recipes/
or http://www.pbnsg.org/featured-chef/
or http://www.klunkerskitchen.com/
or https://cookingwithplants.com/

If you'd like to bring your own plates/utensils, this will save on waste. We are currently meeting at the GRCC Devos campus (formerly Davenport University) in the Stewart Edward White Hall dining room.

The address is:

GRCC DeVos Campus-Steward Edward White Hall Dining Room

415 Fulton NE Grand Rapids, MI 49503

We have permission to park for free in the parking lot of the administration building! Need directions? plantpoweredforhealth.com/about

See you there!

Our first Plant Powered Book Club group is full to the rafters, and so I’m looking for other people who would be interested in hosting/organizing a book club. Would you like to read and discuss some compelling plant-based books like the China Study, How NOT to Die, The Cheese Trap or others? I have many good suggestions!Our group will advertise for attendees, and we can review the highlights during our meeting. Does this sound like something for you? Email me! Sheri: plantpoweredforhealth@gmail.com

 
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Mar
11
6:30 PM18:30

Ann Arbor Small Group

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We would love to have you join us!  If you are not currently a member of this small group, but would like to attend this event or future small group events, please navigate to the Small Groups page here and click “Join Small Group” from the map list, which will take you to the sign up form and a host will reach out to you at the email address you provide! 


 
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Mar
14
6:30 PM18:30

Midland Small Group

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We would love to have you join us!  If you are not currently a member of this small group, but would like to attend this event or future small group events, please navigate to the Small Groups page here and click “Join Small Group” from the map list, which will take you to the sign up form and a host will reach out to you at the email address you provide! 


 
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Mar
18
5:00 PM17:00

Sterling Heights Small Group

We would love to have you join us!  If you are not currently a member of this small group, but would like to attend this event or future small group events, please navigate to the Small Groups page here and click “Join Small Group” from the map list, which will take you to the sign up form and a host will reach out to you at the email address you provide! 


 
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Mar
18
6:30 PM18:30

Saline Small Group

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We would love to have you join us!  If you are not currently a member of this small group, but would like to attend this event or future small group events, please navigate to the Small Groups page here and click “Join Small Group” from the map list, which will take you to the sign up form and a host will reach out to you at the email address you provide! 

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Mar
18
7:00 PM19:00

Windsor Small Group

We would love to have you join us!  If you are not currently a member of this small group, but would like to attend this event or future small group events, please navigate to the Small Groups page here and click “Join Small Group” from the map list, which will take you to the sign up form and a host will reach out to you at the email address you provide! 

Guest Speaker: Brandi Bechard - Local Garden coach / Ecological Design / Edible Landscaping

Location: Eastown Pharmacy


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Mar
26
7:00 PM19:00

Northville Small Group

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We would love to have you join us!  If you are not currently a member of this small group, but would like to attend this event or future small group events, please navigate to the Small Groups page here and click “Join Small Group” from the map list, which will take you to the sign up form and a host will reach out to you at the email address you provide! 

Location: Ward Church, Room 107, 40000 Six Mile Rd, Northville, MI 48168


 
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Apr
1
6:30 PM18:30

Rochester Hills Small Group

We would love to have you join us!  If you are not currently a member of this small group, but would like to attend this event or future small group events, please navigate to the Small Groups page here and click “Join Small Group” from the map list, which will take you to the sign up form and a host will reach out to you at the email address you provide! 


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Apr
3
6:00 PM18:00

Grand Rapids Small Group


We would love to have you join us!  If you are not currently a member of this small group, but would like to attend this event or future small group events, please navigate to the Small Groups page here and click “Join Small Group” from the map list, which will take you to the sign up form and a host will reach out to you at the email address you provide! 


Potluck starts at 6 pm, meeting at 6:30pm.
Please come at 6 pm whether you have a dish or not. This is a time to mingle and connect. So remember, bringing food is optional, but your participation is the most important part! Everyone is welcome, whether you are a seasoned PlantPowered eater or just plant curious :) Come and join the discussion!

Whole Food Plant Based, no added oils. List of suggested websites for recipe ideas:

http://www.theveganjunction.com/top-15-healthy-oil-free-plant-based-recipe-websites/
or http://www.plantpurepods.com/recipes/
or http://www.pbnsg.org/featured-chef/
or http://www.klunkerskitchen.com/
or https://cookingwithplants.com/

If you'd like to bring your own plates/utensils, this will save on waste. We are currently meeting at the GRCC Devos campus (formerly Davenport University) in the Stewart Edward White Hall dining room.

The address is:

GRCC DeVos Campus-Steward Edward White Hall Dining Room

415 Fulton NE Grand Rapids, MI 49503

We have permission to park for free in the parking lot of the administration building! Need directions? plantpoweredforhealth.com/about

See you there!

Our first Plant Powered Book Club group is full to the rafters, and so I’m looking for other people who would be interested in hosting/organizing a book club. Would you like to read and discuss some compelling plant-based books like the China Study, How NOT to Die, The Cheese Trap or others? I have many good suggestions!Our group will advertise for attendees, and we can review the highlights during our meeting. Does this sound like something for you? Email me! Sheri: plantpoweredforhealth@gmail.com

 
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Apr
15
5:00 PM17:00

Sterling Heights Small Group

We would love to have you join us!  If you are not currently a member of this small group, but would like to attend this event or future small group events, please navigate to the Small Groups page here and click “Join Small Group” from the map list, which will take you to the sign up form and a host will reach out to you at the email address you provide! 


 
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Apr
15
6:30 PM18:30

Saline Small Group

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We would love to have you join us!  If you are not currently a member of this small group, but would like to attend this event or future small group events, please navigate to the Small Groups page here and click “Join Small Group” from the map list, which will take you to the sign up form and a host will reach out to you at the email address you provide! 

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Apr
30
7:00 PM19:00

Northville Small Group

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We would love to have you join us!  If you are not currently a member of this small group, but would like to attend this event or future small group events, please navigate to the Small Groups page here and click “Join Small Group” from the map list, which will take you to the sign up form and a host will reach out to you at the email address you provide! 

Location: Ward Church, Room 107, 40000 Six Mile Rd, Northville, MI 48168


 
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May
1
6:30 PM18:30

Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital Small Group

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We would love to have you join us!  If you are not currently a member of this small group, but would like to attend this event or future small group events, please navigate to the Small Groups page here and click “Join Small Group” from the map list, which will take you to the sign up form and a host will reach out to you at the email address you provide! 

Location: Henry Ford West Bloomfield Demonstration Kitchen


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May
6
6:30 PM18:30

Rochester Hills Small Group

We would love to have you join us!  If you are not currently a member of this small group, but would like to attend this event or future small group events, please navigate to the Small Groups page here and click “Join Small Group” from the map list, which will take you to the sign up form and a host will reach out to you at the email address you provide! 


 
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May
8
6:00 PM18:00

Grand Rapids Small Group


We would love to have you join us!  If you are not currently a member of this small group, but would like to attend this event or future small group events, please navigate to the Small Groups page here and click “Join Small Group” from the map list, which will take you to the sign up form and a host will reach out to you at the email address you provide! 


Potluck starts at 6 pm, meeting at 6:30pm.
Please come at 6 pm whether you have a dish or not. This is a time to mingle and connect. So remember, bringing food is optional, but your participation is the most important part! Everyone is welcome, whether you are a seasoned PlantPowered eater or just plant curious :) Come and join the discussion!

Whole Food Plant Based, no added oils. List of suggested websites for recipe ideas:

http://www.theveganjunction.com/top-15-healthy-oil-free-plant-based-recipe-websites/
or http://www.plantpurepods.com/recipes/
or http://www.pbnsg.org/featured-chef/
or http://www.klunkerskitchen.com/
or https://cookingwithplants.com/

If you'd like to bring your own plates/utensils, this will save on waste. We are currently meeting at the GRCC Devos campus (formerly Davenport University) in the Stewart Edward White Hall dining room.

The address is:

GRCC DeVos Campus-Steward Edward White Hall Dining Room

415 Fulton NE Grand Rapids, MI 49503

We have permission to park for free in the parking lot of the administration building! Need directions? plantpoweredforhealth.com/about

See you there!

Our first Plant Powered Book Club group is full to the rafters, and so I’m looking for other people who would be interested in hosting/organizing a book club. Would you like to read and discuss some compelling plant-based books like the China Study, How NOT to Die, The Cheese Trap or others? I have many good suggestions!Our group will advertise for attendees, and we can review the highlights during our meeting. Does this sound like something for you? Email me! Sheri: plantpoweredforhealth@gmail.com

 
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May
13
5:00 PM17:00

Sterling Heights Small Group

We would love to have you join us!  If you are not currently a member of this small group, but would like to attend this event or future small group events, please navigate to the Small Groups page here and click “Join Small Group” from the map list, which will take you to the sign up form and a host will reach out to you at the email address you provide! 


 
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May
20
6:30 PM18:30

Saline Small Group

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We would love to have you join us!  If you are not currently a member of this small group, but would like to attend this event or future small group events, please navigate to the Small Groups page here and click “Join Small Group” from the map list, which will take you to the sign up form and a host will reach out to you at the email address you provide! 

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Jun
3
6:30 PM18:30

Rochester Hills Small Group

We would love to have you join us!  If you are not currently a member of this small group, but would like to attend this event or future small group events, please navigate to the Small Groups page here and click “Join Small Group” from the map list, which will take you to the sign up form and a host will reach out to you at the email address you provide! 


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Jun
5
6:00 PM18:00

Grand Rapids Small Group


We would love to have you join us!  If you are not currently a member of this small group, but would like to attend this event or future small group events, please navigate to the Small Groups page here and click “Join Small Group” from the map list, which will take you to the sign up form and a host will reach out to you at the email address you provide! 



Potluck starts at 6 pm, meeting at 6:30pm.
Please come at 6 pm whether you have a dish or not. This is a time to mingle and connect. So remember, bringing food is optional, but your participation is the most important part! Everyone is welcome, whether you are a seasoned PlantPowered eater or just plant curious :) Come and join the discussion!

Whole Food Plant Based, no added oils. List of suggested websites for recipe ideas:

http://www.theveganjunction.com/top-15-healthy-oil-free-plant-based-recipe-websites/
or http://www.plantpurepods.com/recipes/
or http://www.pbnsg.org/featured-chef/
or http://www.klunkerskitchen.com/
or https://cookingwithplants.com/

If you'd like to bring your own plates/utensils, this will save on waste. We are currently meeting at the GRCC Devos campus (formerly Davenport University) in the Stewart Edward White Hall dining room.

The address is:

GRCC DeVos Campus-Steward Edward White Hall Dining Room

415 Fulton NE Grand Rapids, MI 49503

We have permission to park for free in the parking lot of the administration building! Need directions? plantpoweredforhealth.com/about

See you there!

Our first Plant Powered Book Club group is full to the rafters, and so I’m looking for other people who would be interested in hosting/organizing a book club. Would you like to read and discuss some compelling plant-based books like the China Study, How NOT to Die, The Cheese Trap or others? I have many good suggestions!Our group will advertise for attendees, and we can review the highlights during our meeting. Does this sound like something for you? Email me! Sheri: plantpoweredforhealth@gmail.com

 
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Feb
14
6:30 PM18:30

Midland Small Group

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We would love to have you join us!  If you are not currently a member of this small group, but would like to attend this event or future small group events, please navigate to the Small Groups page here and click “Join Small Group” from the map list, which will take you to the sign up form and a host will reach out to you at the email address you provide! 


 
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Feb
14
6:00 PM18:00

Lansing Small Group

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We would love to have you join us!  If you are not currently a member of this small group, but would like to attend this event or future small group events, please navigate to the Small Groups page here and click “Join Small Group” from the map list, which will take you to the sign up form and a host will reach out to you at the email address you provide! 


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Feb
11
6:30 PM18:30

Ann Arbor Small Group

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We would love to have you join us!  If you are not currently a member of this small group, but would like to attend this event or future small group events, please navigate to the Small Groups page here and click “Join Small Group” from the map list, which will take you to the sign up form and a host will reach out to you at the email address you provide! 


 
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Feb
6
6:30 PM18:30

Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital Small Group

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We would love to have you join us!  If you are not currently a member of this small group, but would like to attend this event or future small group events, please navigate to the Small Groups page here and click “Join Small Group” from the map list, which will take you to the sign up form and a host will reach out to you at the email address you provide!  

Location: Henry Ford West Bloomfield Greenhouse


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Feb
6
6:00 PM18:00

Grand Rapids Small Group

We would love to have you join us!  If you are not currently a member of this small group, but would like to attend this event or future small group events, please navigate to the Small Groups page here and click “Join Small Group” from the map list, which will take you to the sign up form and a host will reach out to you at the email address you provide! 



Potluck starts at 6 pm, meeting at 6:30pm.
Please come at 6 pm whether you have a dish or not. This is a time to mingle and connect. So remember, bringing food is optional, but your participation is the most important part! Everyone is welcome, whether you are a seasoned PlantPowered eater or just plant curious :) Come and join the discussion!

Whole Food Plant Based, no added oils. List of suggested websites for recipe ideas:

http://www.theveganjunction.com/top-15-healthy-oil-free-plant-based-recipe-websites/
or http://www.plantpurepods.com/recipes/
or http://www.pbnsg.org/featured-chef/
or http://www.klunkerskitchen.com/
or https://cookingwithplants.com/

If you'd like to bring your own plates/utensils, this will save on waste. We are currently meeting at the GRCC Devos campus (formerly Davenport University) in the Stewart Edward White Hall dining room.

The address is:

GRCC DeVos Campus-Steward Edward White Hall Dining Room

415 Fulton NE Grand Rapids, MI 49503

We have permission to park for free in the parking lot of the administration building! Need directions? plantpoweredforhealth.com/about

See you there!

Our first Plant Powered Book Club group is full to the rafters, and so I’m looking for other people who would be interested in hosting/organizing a book club. Would you like to read and discuss some compelling plant-based books like the China Study, How NOT to Die, The Cheese Trap or others? I have many good suggestions!Our group will advertise for attendees, and we can review the highlights during our meeting. Does this sound like something for you? Email me! Sheri: plantpoweredforhealth@gmail.com

 
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Feb
4
6:30 PM18:30

Rochester Hills Small Group

We would love to have you join us!  If you are not currently a member of this small group, but would like to attend this event or future small group events, please navigate to the Small Groups page here and click “Join Small Group” from the map list, which will take you to the sign up form and a host will reach out to you at the email address you provide! 


 
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Jan
29
7:00 PM19:00

Northville Small Group *CANCELLED*

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This meeting has been cancelled due to the wind chill warnings! Stay safe and warm, and see you next time!

We would love to have you join us!  If you are not currently a member of this small group, but would like to attend a future small group event, please navigate to the Small Groups page here and click “Join Small Group” from the map list, which will take you to the sign up form and a host will reach out to you at the email address you provide! 


 
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Jan
28
6:30 PM18:30

Saline Small Group

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We would love to have you join us!  If you are not currently a member of this small group, but would like to attend this event or future small group events, please navigate to the Small Groups page here and click “Join Small Group” from the map list, which will take you to the sign up form and a host will reach out to you at the email address you provide! 

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Jan
25
6:30 PM18:30

West Bloomfield Small Group

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We would love to have you join us!  If you are not currently a member of this small group, but would like to attend this event or future small group events, please navigate to the Small Groups page here and click “Join Small Group” from the map list, which will take you to the sign up form and a host will reach out to you at the email address you provide! 

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Jan
23
6:00 PM18:00

Detroit Small Group

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We would love to have you join us!  If you are not currently a member of this small group, but would like to attend this event or future small group events, please navigate to the Small Groups page here and click “Join Small Group” from the map list, which will take you to the sign up form and a host will reach out to you at the email address you provide! 


 
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Jan
21
7:00 PM19:00

Brighton Small Group

We would love to have you join us!  If you are not currently a member of this small group, but would like to attend this event or future small group events, please navigate to the Small Groups page here and click “Join Small Group” from the map list, which will take you to the sign up form and a host will reach out to you at the email address you provide! 


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Jan
21
7:00 PM19:00

Windsor Small Group

We would love to have you join us!  If you are not currently a member of this small group, but would like to attend this event or future small group events, please navigate to the Small Groups page here and click “Join Small Group” from the map list, which will take you to the sign up form and a host will reach out to you at the email address you provide! 

Guest Speaker: Paul Chatlin

Location: Eastown Pharmacy


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Jan
21
6:30 PM18:30

Troy Small Group

We would love to have you join us!  If you are not currently a member of this small group, but would like to attend this event or future small group events, please navigate to the Small Groups page here and click “Join Small Group” from the map list, which will take you to the sign up form and a host will reach out to you at the email address you provide! 

This will be held at the Troy Public Library - RSVP is required!


 
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Jan
21
5:00 PM17:00

Sterling Heights Small Group

We would love to have you join us!  If you are not currently a member of this small group, but would like to attend this event or future small group events, please navigate to the Small Groups page here and click “Join Small Group” from the map list, which will take you to the sign up form and a host will reach out to you at the email address you provide! 


 
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Jan
17
6:30 PM18:30

Almont Small Group

We would love to have you join us!  If you are not currently a member of this small group, but would like to attend this event or future small group events, please navigate to the Small Groups page here and click “Join Small Group” from the map list, which will take you to the sign up form and a host will reach out to you at the email address you provide! 


 
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Jan
16
7:00 PM19:00

Dearborn Small Group

We would love to have you join us!  If you are not currently a member of this small group, but would like to attend this event or future small group events, please navigate to the Small Groups page here and click “Join Small Group” from the map list, which will take you to the sign up form and a host will reach out to you at the email address you provide! 

 
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Jan
14
6:30 PM18:30

Ann Arbor Small Group

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We would love to have you join us!  If you are not currently a member of this small group, but would like to attend this event or future small group events, please fill out the form, "Join A Small Group" on the Small Groups main page and a host will reach out to you at the email address you provide! 


Meet The Host’s!

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Gaia Kile has been a vegetarian for about 40 years and a vegan for nearly 10 years. He is a Family Nurse Practitioner. He graduated from the University of Michigan School of Nursing in 1998. He is dedicated to holistic patient-centered care grounded in science-based information. He is passionate about the therapeutic power of lifestyle changes, including Plant based nutrition.  He is currently working on writing a book about plant based nutrition, is involved in an effort to make Ann Arbor a Blue Zone, and hopes to start a plant based journal (reading) group.

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Born and raised in Michigan, Lindsay Merchant. is an educator and college counselor by trade with a Masters in the Art of Teaching, which she put to use through her work in urban education in Chicago and Detroit. Her true passion, though, lies with the power of plant-based eating and natural lifestyle habits. She suffered from autoimmune disease for the better part of 20 years, while western medical treatments continuously failed to provide more than temporary relief and horrible side effects. Through a whole-foods, plant-based diet and the use of Ayurvedic medicine, she has nearly put her autoimmune condition into remission. Lindsay started the Ann Arbor Small Group with her co-host Gaia Kile in 2016 and, despite moving to the west side of the state, continues to meet with that group monthly because connecting directly with others for the purpose of better health gives her so much energy! When she’s not talking about plants, researching how to heal with plants, cooking plants or eating plants,

 
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Jan
12
11:00 AM11:00

Flushing Small Group

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We would love to have you join us!  If you are not currently a member of this small group, but would like to attend this event or future small group events, please fill out the form, "Join A Small Group" on the Small Groups main page and a host will reach out to you at the email address you provide! 


Meet The Host!

Jodi Lynn Wollitz has been Vegan since January 1, 2016.

Her story:

By Autumn of that year, I discovered the Whole Food Plant Based Lifestyle. I have more energy, a more positive outlook, and have lost 100 pounds of excess body fat. 
Now, for the first time in my life, I enjoy discovering new fun ways to improve and helping out at our local Plant-Based Fitness Clinic. 
PBNSG means the world to me!
It is an honor and a privilege to help my local community learn the truth about Human Nutrition, and share how they can Thrive on Plants! 


 
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Jan
10
6:30 PM18:30

Midland Small Group

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We would love to have you join us!  If you are not currently a member of this small group, but would like to attend this event or future small group events, please fill out the form, "Join A Small Group" on the Small Groups main page and a host will reach out to you at the email address you provide! 


Meet The Host!

Jeanne Calkins

"I began my life changing journey in November of 2010 after leaving my Doctors office knowing that if I did not make drastic changes I was looking at Insulin for Type 2 Diabetes.

I have since then lost 158 pounds, and no longer take any medications for Diabetes, High Blood Pressure and Cholesterol. I did all of this by changing the food I eat and becoming physically active.

 Although I did not start out on a Plant-Based Whole Food diet, during my quest to change my health through lots of research and study I decided to adopt the WFPB way of eating not only for health reasons for my self and my husband but for the health and welfare of animals and Planet Earth!

 It is my desire to help everyone I can by being a living example of how food really is your medicine!

I am also currently seeking my certification in Plant-based nutrition and also becoming a Food For Life Certified Trainer."

 
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Jan
10
6:00 PM18:00

Lansing Small Group

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We would love to have you join us!  If you are not currently a member of this small group, but would like to attend this event or future small group events, please fill out the form, "Join A Small Group" on the Small Groups main page and a host will reach out to you at the email address you provide! 


Meet The Hosts!

Lesley Glennon started learning about whole-food plant based eating several years ago after watching some documentaries.  In 2017 she decided to make this her way of life, and has experienced such great health benefits that she has not looked back! From Lesley: "It feels good to have some control over my health just through what I choose to eat.  Along the way, I've learned that what benefits me personally in terms of my health also benefits animals and the environment!"

 

Dr. Adriana Raus, MD is a Board-Certified Family Medicine Physician that loves being a doctor for the entire family from cradle to cane. She believes that patient-physician relationship has been affected and marginalized by modern medicine and increasing administrative demands. 

Dr. Raus was born and raised in Romania, a beautiful country in Eastern Europe, and graduated University Of Medicine: "IULIU HATIEGANU" Cluj-Napoca, Romania. She continued her education in Sparrow Family Medicine Residency where she graduated from and obtained her Family Medicine Board Certification in 2012. After almost 6 years of serving the Owosso community with Memorial Hospital, she ventured to open her own direct primary care practice and bring a new kind of healthcare to the Greater Lansing area.  

“I believe that our bodies can heal themselves of most of the diseases if provided with the right fuel and environment. I strongly recommend a whole food plant-based lifestyle to my family, patients, and friends. My goal is to bring the information about WFPB to my patients and community and assist individuals in transitioning to this healing lifestyle. I am looking forward to de-prescribing medications! " - Dr. Adriana Raus

 

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Jan
9
6:00 PM18:00

Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital Small Group

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We would love to have you join us!  If you are not currently a member of this small group, but would like to attend this event or future small group events, please fill out the form, "Join A Small Group" on the Small Groups main page and a host will reach out to you at the email address you provide! 

Location: Taste of Ethiopia Restaurant (RSVP required)

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Jan
7
6:30 PM18:30

Rochester Hills Small Group

We would love to have you join us!  If you are not currently a member of this small group, but would like to attend this event or future small group events, please fill out the form, "Join A Small Group" on the Small Groups main page and a host will reach out to you at the email address you provide! We will be happy to contact you with the location and add you to our small groups invites list!


Meet The Host!

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Kelly adopted a whole food plant-based lifestyle in March 2014 after reading Whole and The China Study by Dr. T. Colin Campbell. Kelly is passionate about educating the public about the benefits of whole food plant-based nutrition and helping people take charge of their own health. Kelly is also very keen on veganism and the impact a simple dietary change can have on not only individual health but also the health of the planet and the animals that inhabit it. She is a graduate of the Main Street Vegan Academy and a certified Master Vegan Lifestyle Coach and Educator. Kelly has an MS in Exercise Science from Oakland University and an MS in Nutrition and Integrative Health with a specialization in Human Clinical Nutrition from Maryland University of Integrative Health. She is a certified personal trainer, group exercise instructor, and health coach. Kelly holds the certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition from the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies/eCornell. She has earned various certifications from Wellness Forum Health and continues to take classes from Dr. Pam Popper to become a Certified Health Educator.

 
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Jan
5
6:00 PM18:00

Warren Small Group

We would love to have you join us!  If you are not currently a member of this small group, but would like to attend this event or future small group events, please fill out the form, "Join A Small Group" on the Small Groups main page and a host will reach out to you at the email address you provide! 


Meet The Host

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Callie Bradford started on this plant based journey over 16 years ago in a attempt to heal herself from a recurring battle with fibroid tumors, PMS, obesity and a family history of diabetes.  She is a certified holistic health and nutrition coach through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. She is an award winning public speaker, published author, health advocate and spokesperson for the American Diabetes Association and the American Heart Association.  She has hosted her own radio show on health and is the author of two published books, Apples, Carrots Kale Oh My...A Beginners Guide to Juicing and God Moments.  She also owner or GO! Press Juice, an all natural, raw, fruit and veggie line of cold pressed juice.  She loves to help people thrive and cant wait to see you at her PBNSG small group in Warren.

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Jan
3
6:30 PM18:30

Saginaw Small Group - Plant-Based For Healthy Living

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We would love to have you join us!  If you are not currently a member of this small group, but would like to attend this event or future small group events, please fill out the form, "Join A Small Group" on the Small Groups main page and a host will reach out to you at the email address you provide! 

Location: CMU College of Medicine


Meet The Host!

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Janine Tacey came to the Whole-Food, Plant-Based lifestyle because of her husband’s health.  After being given the Forks Over Knives DVD over 7 years ago, and with the restoration of her husband’s health, they continue to thrive,  living and loving the plant-based lifestyle. 

Janine is a Dr. T. Colin Campbell, Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate graduate through eCornell and strives to continually educate herself focusing on diet and lifestyle intervention. She may be addicted to cookbooks and one of her favorite sayings is, “So many amazing recipes and so few meals!”

Married for 45 years, mother of 4 adult children and grandmother to 13, Janine knows it’s excellent health that will allow her to continue to truly enjoy these blessings and it’s the Whole-Food, Plant Based lifestyle that produces and sustains excellent health. She is passionate about sharing the whole-food, plant-based information with everyone!

Whether you are just curious or already committed, we invite you to check out our Saginaw group. Meeting you where you are and helping you to get well or stay well with food is the focus!  

 
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Jan
2
6:00 PM18:00

Grand Rapids Small Group


We would love to have you join us!  If you are not currently a member of this small group, but would like to attend this event or future small group events, please fill out the form, "Join A Small Group" on the Small Groups main page and a host will reach out to you at the email address you provide! 



Potluck starts at 6 pm, meeting at 6:30pm.
Please come at 6 pm whether you have a dish or not. This is a time to mingle and connect. So remember, bringing food is optional, but your participation is the most important part! Everyone is welcome, whether you are a seasoned PlantPowered eater or just plant curious :) Come and join the discussion!

Whole Food Plant Based, no added oils. List of suggested websites for recipe ideas:

http://www.theveganjunction.com/top-15-healthy-oil-free-plant-based-recipe-websites/
or http://www.plantpurepods.com/recipes/
or http://www.pbnsg.org/featured-chef/
or http://www.klunkerskitchen.com/
or https://cookingwithplants.com/

If you'd like to bring your own plates/utensils, this will save on waste. We are currently meeting at the GRCC Devos campus (formerly Davenport University) in the Stewart Edward White Hall dining room.

The address is:

GRCC DeVos Campus-Steward Edward White Hall Dining Room

415 Fulton NE Grand Rapids, MI 49503

We have permission to park for free in the parking lot of the administration building! Need directions? plantpoweredforhealth.com/about

See you there!

Our first Plant Powered Book Club group is full to the rafters, and so I’m looking for other people who would be interested in hosting/organizing a book club. Would you like to read and discuss some compelling plant-based books like the China Study, How NOT to Die, The Cheese Trap or others? I have many good suggestions!Our group will advertise for attendees, and we can review the highlights during our meeting. Does this sound like something for you? Email me! Sheri: plantpoweredforhealth@gmail.com

 
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Dec
19
7:00 PM19:00

Dearborn Small Group

We would love to have you join us!  If you are not currently a member of this small group, but would like to attend this event or future small group events, please fill out the form, "Join A Small Group" on the Small Groups main page and a host will reach out to you at the email address you provide! 

Location: Thai Vylai Restaurant

Our December meeting will be on Wednesday, December 19th at 7:00pm at Thai Vylai Restaurant. The address is  6555 Allen Rd., Allen Park (just south of Southfield Rd.). You can review their menu at the restaurant’s website http://thaivylai.com

Please RSVP to this email (stephanie@pbnsg.org) so that we will know how many people to plan for.  Whether you are a regular or this is your first time coming to the group, please let us know if you are coming so we can save you a seat!  We look forward to enjoying a wonderful meal and conversation!!!


Meet The Host!

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My name is Rick Coogan and I've been plant-based for over 7 years. I love eating this way and I'm always eager to share with others, who have an interest in plant-based nutrition. 
I believe that the happiest among us are those who have sought, and found, how to serve. I am a happy man and opening our home to others always energizes me.

 
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Dec
18
7:00 PM19:00

Northville Small Group

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We would love to have you join us!  If you are not currently a member of this small group, but would like to attend this event or future small group events, please fill out the form, "Join A Small Group" on the Small Groups main page and a host will reach out to you at the email address you provide! 

Location: Ward Church, Room 107, 40000 Six Mile Rd, Northville, MI 48168


Meet The Host!

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Christie Valli is passionate about the whole-food plant based way of eating and is eager to share it with you! She has earned the Plant-Based Nutrition Certification through eCornell, and is constantly reading the latest evidence based nutrition information. Christie has also attended several seminars featuring the top doctors in the plant-based world, and has read many books on the topic. She loves watching Nutritionfacts.org videos and cooking up new recipes for her family of four and holiday gatherings.

Whether you are just beginning to learn about plant-based nutrition or have already begun to make changes in your diet, come check out our Northville/Novi group!

 
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Dec
17
7:00 PM19:00

Brighton Small Group

We would love to have you join us!  If you are not currently a member of this small group, but would like to attend this event or future small group events, please fill out the form, "Join A Small Group" on the Small Groups main page and a host will reach out to you at the email address you provide! We will be happy to contact you with the location and add you to our small groups invites list!


Meet The Host!

Hello! My name is Anne or VegAnne as I like to be called. I have been whole food plant-based for 9 years. I no longer have ailments I used to think were just a part of getting "older". I continue to enjoy the many health benefits of a plant-based diet and I'm excited to share this knowledge with others.

I became certified in plant-based nutrition to help bring awareness and education to anyone looking to improve their health. I am actively engaged in the Brighton area teaching plant-based cooking classes in my home and community for the past two years. I look forward to continue growing this wonderful community.

 

 

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Dec
17
6:30 PM18:30

Ann Arbor Small Group

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We would love to have you join us!  If you are not currently a member of this small group, but would like to attend this event or future small group events, please fill out the form, "Join A Small Group" on the Small Groups main page and a host will reach out to you at the email address you provide! We will be happy to contact you with the location and add you to our small groups invites list!


Meet The Host’s!

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Gaia Kile has been a vegetarian for about 40 years and a vegan for nearly 10 years. He is a Family Nurse Practitioner. He graduated from the University of Michigan School of Nursing in 1998. He is dedicated to holistic patient-centered care grounded in science-based information. He is passionate about the therapeutic power of lifestyle changes, including Plant based nutrition.  He is currently working on writing a book about plant based nutrition, is involved in an effort to make Ann Arbor a Blue Zone, and hopes to start a plant based journal (reading) group.

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Born and raised in Michigan, Lindsay Merchant. is an educator and college counselor by trade with a Masters in the Art of Teaching, which she put to use through her work in urban education in Chicago and Detroit. Her true passion, though, lies with the power of plant-based eating and natural lifestyle habits. She suffered from autoimmune disease for the better part of 20 years, while western medical treatments continuously failed to provide more than temporary relief and horrible side effects. Through a whole-foods, plant-based diet and the use of Ayurvedic medicine, she has nearly put her autoimmune condition into remission. Lindsay started the Ann Arbor Small Group with her co-host Gaia Kile in 2016 and, despite moving to the west side of the state, continues to meet with that group monthly because connecting directly with others for the purpose of better health gives her so much energy! When she’s not talking about plants, researching how to heal with plants, cooking plants or eating plants,

 
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