Bryanna’s Vegan Feast
Bryanna is the author of eight popular vegan cookbooks, including the vegan bestseller, “Nona’s Italian Kitchen.” She has studied cooking and nutrition for more than 35 years, and she has devoted the last 17 years to vegan cooking. She has conducted cooking workshops and classes in her local area and at numerous health and vegetarian conferences and gatherings in North America
The Vegetarian Kitchen
Nava Atlas is the author and illustrator of many books on vegetarian cooking. The best known are Vegetariana, Vegetarian Soups for all Seasons, Vegetarian Express and Vegetarian Celebrations. Her articles on healthy cooking with natural foods have appeared in Vegetarian Times, Veggie Life, Great Life, and other magazines and newspapers.
A site offering numerous vegetarian recipes, coupons, articles, and vegetarian poetry
Vitalita Culinary Group
A vegan food organization based out of the San Francisco Bay Area that offers personal chef services, including catering and food consulting, and free electronic vegan cookbooks. 15% of VCG's income is donated to non-profit vegan/vegetarian education groups.
Vegan / Vegetarian Organizations
A plethora of vegetarian resources, information, and products
A unique not-for-profit project to promote an awareness of the many benefits of a plant-based diet
The Vegetarian Resource Group
A non-profit organization dedicated to educating the public on vegetarianism and the interrelated issues of health, nutrition, ecology, ethics, and world hunger
Information on a wide array of topics, from health and nutrition to animal rights issues to agriculture and the environment; online vegan shopping
The Vegetarian Society of the District of Columbia
A non-profit educational organization that seeks to promote the benefits of a vegetarian diet and to unite vegetarians in the DC area.
Health and Nutrition Advocacy Organizations
Action for Healthy Kids
A public-private partnership of more than 50 national organizations and government agencies representing education, health, fitness and nutrition, Action for Healthy Kids addresses the epidemic of overweight, sedentary, and undernourished youth by focusing on changes in schools.
Food Research and Action Center (FRAC)
FRAC is a leading national organization working to improve public policies to eradicate hunger and undernutrition in the United States. Founded in 1970, FRAC seeks to harness our nation's resources on behalf of those in our country who are least able to provide for themselves. FRAC’s project, DC Hunger Solutions (www.dchunger.org), works on improving the nutrition, health, and well-being of children and families in the District of Columbia.
The Food Studies Institute
The Food Studies Institute promotes the long-term health and education of elementary school children through curriculum development, multi-media publishing, teacher training, and consulting on the implementation of a unique curriculum integrating academic disciplines with experiential learning about food, nutrition, culture and the arts. As a non-profit, tax exempt, corporation, we also assist schools to incorporate low-fat, high fiber, nutritious entrees into school meals and to involve parents and guardians in their children's food education.
Animal Welfare Organizations
Compassion Over Killing
A non-profit animal advocacy organization based in Washington, DC, focuses on cruelty to animals in agriculture and promotes vegetarian eating as a way to build a kinder world for all of us, both human and nonhuman. Publishes a hard copy and online restaurant guide, “The Vegetarian Guide to Washington, D.C. and Surrounding Areas,” available at www.vegdc.com.
Farm Animal Reform Movement (FARM)
A national, tax-exempt, educational organization advocating a plant-based diet and humane treatment of farmed animals.
Grace Factory Farm Project
The GFFP works to create a sustainable food production system that is healthful and humane, economically viable, and environmentally sound. Headed by economist Dr. William J. Weida, the GFFP team consists of independent family farmers from across North America, as well as key staff members in its New York office. Services provided by the GFFP are free of charge to rural residents, community groups, and local entities working to stop factory farms.
Gardening, Community Supported Agriculture, Other Sites of Interest
Community Supported Agriculture Resources from the USDA
The national database of CSA farms is managed by the Robyn Van En Center for CSA Resources, in collaboration with the Alternative Farming Systems Information Center (AFSIC), the Sustainable Agriculture Network (SAN), and several cooperating organizations. The database is hosted by the Western Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) Region.
Garden Resources of Washington
Garden Resources of Washington encourages neighborhood revitalization, environmental stewardship, youth development, and local organic food production through community and youth gardens in the District of Columbia.
Founded in 1986, it is an international organization whose aim is to protect the pleasures of the table from the homogenization of modern fast food and life.