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Eat Your Veggies! 

Charity Corner: An annual celebration of plant-friendly living

click to enlarge Spokane Vegfest returns in July.
  • Spokane Vegfest returns in July.

Whether you've been debating about making the switch to a meatless or entirely plant-based diet, or you're simply looking for inspiration and resources to make some health-conscious lifestyle changes, the fourth annual Spokane VegFest welcomes all, from the "veg-curious" to already faithful vegans and vegetarians. For its fourth year, the one-day convention held on the Spokane Community College grounds continues to grow, hosting demonstrations, speakers, an outdoor vendor market, live music and other activities throughout the day.

"Everyone comes for so many different reasons," says event founder and organizer Josh Meckel. "There is not just one reason to get more plant power in your life. The health thing is where a lot of people come from — they're scared about their health, and they want to learn how to get healthy."

Meckel says this year's VegFest will add to the number of live cooking demos held throughout the day, a feature that has been one of the most popular in past years. Six guest speakers, including a vegan dietitian, an Olympic medalist, and bestselling cookbook author Lindsay Nixon, also known as the Happy Herbivore, will present on various plant-based health topics throughout the day. Check the Spokane VegFest website, listed below, closer to the event for more event details and a complete schedule.

Spokane VegFest 2017 • Sat, July 22 from 10 am-6 pm • Free admission and parking • Spokane Community College • 1810 N. Greene • inveg.org

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