- Rabbit Food – Local source for Fair Trade,
Natural, Organic and Environmentally Friendly foods and other household products
paying only club prices! This cooperative buying club is now open to the public
– but only on Saturdays – at 400 Park Rd., Suite 113 in Sevierville. (865?)
- Foundation for Global
Sustainability - An environmental advocacy/activist organization
for the East Tennessee & Southern Appalachian Region
- Ijams Nature
Center is a city park and community nature center and a
leader in environmental education for the Knoxville area. In its
eighty plus acres, foot trails wind across streams, meadows, fern
banks, and past bluffs overlooking Fort Loudoun Lake.
- East Tennessee
Progressive Network is building a comprehensive
listing of "who is here" and "what they are doing" through
an organizational directory and community calendar of progressive
events in East Tennessee.
Community Food Cooperative - The wonderful "Food
Co-op" at 937 North Broadway.
The Knoxville-Oak Ridge Regional Network of Tennessee.
Rescue of East Tennessee
- A group of volunteers who
rescues purebred Labrador Retrievers (and occasional, exceptional
Lab mixes) from animal shelters and dogs who are homeless and
place them in appropriate, forever homes
- About Food
Ms. Roberts, an experienced food writer and recipe
developer for national magazines including Cooking
and more, offers classes on
writing about food: compiling a family cookbook,reviewing restaurants,
writing fo Gourmet Magazine, etc. Email or call
Sister City Veggieville Just
a bit East of East Tennessee, Asheville's burgeoning vegetarian group has
a slick new website that's
just come to my attention.This group has moved mountains in
its brief existence in the Appalachians; their vendor card program
already rivals that of Knoxville's VSET which has been around much
longer. There's been talk of trading vendor cards for those in Knoxville
fortunate enough to visit the delightful utiopia of Asheville; write Joe
Walsh and Laura
Broderick and encourage such a cultural exchange. You can,
also, find Joe on the Manly
Vegetarian™ page. Also check
out the lecturing Bizarro pig on the Veggieville home page. I knew
there was something about those Bizarro cartoons
by Dan Piraro in
the Knoxville News-Sentinel that I liked. Great site!
Kit packed with info, tips, and recipes to help you make the
transition to vegetarianism and establish eating habits that youll
feel great about.
focuses on vegan issues.
VegSource offers friendly support
25 hours a day, 8 days a week for your healthy vegetarian life.
contains lots of info on vegetarianism from Doctors.
message boards, health information, and recipes.
Times.com from the editors of the magazine.
is a great site for Vegan recipes.
Not Bombs provides vegetarian meals to those in need.
The Mad Cowboy tells
why fourth generation cattle rancher Howard Lyman became a vegan, providing
plenty of references, and how the cattle industry tried to silence him
Alert is an organization fighting the domination by corporate
fast food/junk food vendors of our children's diets and, thereby, their
Veggies Unite! is
a great site for vegetarian recipes.
Cow A guide to veggie restaurants and health food stores
worldwide, especially geared toward traveling and moving vegetarians.
Lots of other links as well.
Vegetarianism: Health and Hunger
newest link is to Viva!, Defenders of the Most Wretched of Animals, an
to investigating the atrocities visited upon beautiful birds and intelligent
pigs to make possible chicken french fries and sausage biscuits, upon kangaroos
(by Adidas) to make soccer cleats, upon a host of other animals to garner
coporate profits and CEO bonuses. Viva is most active in New York and California,
but their Claudia Tarry tells me they are anxious to add Tennesseeans to
Shepherd is a group of swash-buckling defenders of
the sea and its creatures.
an Animal Rights organization that promotes veganism.
Resource Site provides information for those exploring animal
Bird Day An annual celebration of the Birds in Our Backyards,
and acknowledgment of the harm the American pet industry does to
the bird populations of other nations.
In Defense of Animals is a great animal rights and welfare site with
information and campaigns ongoing on almost every animal cruelty issue.
Check out their current campaign against unspeakable Korean cruelty.
SHARK works to expose
animal cruelty in many forms focusing on hunting (especially canned
hunts), game management, rodeos and bullfighting, and to reveal the
complicity of corporate supporters of these activities.
is leading a global movement of people from all walks of life taking
concrete steps every day to promote healthy and life-sustaining food
Ridge is a sustainable community offering
retreats & classes on low impact living.
Food and Commercial Workers Efforts to organize meat
workers in East Tennessee are in their infancy. Meatpackers prefer
hiring undocumented immigrants, not just to hold down wages but
also because meat-packing is one of the most dangerous occupations
in the country. Those here illegally have fewer legal recourses
when they are mangled in meatpacking machinery.
can't vouch for this station from my own listening experience,
but someone recommended the Vegan Freak show to me. Any station
that even has vegetarian programming - now that our dear KFAR
Pirate Station has been shut. On the internet, or, if you should
happen to live near that Apallachian Utopia Asheville,
is an international ministry of Christians
who find that plant-based diets benefit health, the environment,
the hungry, and animals. WWJE?
to encouraging vegetarianism as one aspect of drawing
closer to the Christian ideal. More info: 681-7691
Animals in Islam
much information for Muslims considering vegetarianism, including
the fact that the presence of meat in cattle food makes American
Says Muslims Can't be Vegetarian
, a page by Yahya
Monastra, advocates an earth-friendly diet for Muslims. "One
common line of attack goes, "You can't make harâm
what Allah has made halâl! That is a sin!" Excuse
me, but who ever said anything about making anything harâm?"
- Vegetarian Union of North
America promotes a strong, effective, cooperative vegetarian
movement throughout North America.
- Vegetarian Awareness Network is an educational and social
service organization that networks nationally to promote the benefits
of a vegetarian lifestyle.
- Great American Meatout is the world's largest and
oldest annual grassroots diet education campaign.
- FamousVeggie.com has
interviews with famous veggies ,plus much much more.
By VSET's former webmistress
- FamousVeggie.com Here's
proof that vegetarianism is best: celebrities do it!
- http://www.ivu.org/people/ More
Still more folks we want to be just like!
- http://www.soystache.com/notso.htm What?
You don't give a humanely euthanized rat's behind what celebrities
do?! Well, then here's a list of totally unknown vegetarians.
Vegan Products wonder vegan products.
Hosting offers deluxe web hosting features at economy
prices. You get your own domain name, 400 megs of space (!),
accounts, unlimited mailing lists, perl support, and much more,
all for less than $8 a month! So why are they linked here? If
you're a vegetarian or animal rights non-profit, it's all free!!!
- The Wholefood
Farmacy comes highly recommended by a number of VSETers.
They state that they “supply healthy, convenient, whole food based
meals & snacks, non-toxic personal care items, and to educate the
public regarding a preventative based lifestyle.“
Analog Vendors A list
of merchants, all of whom have the faux guarding the henhouse:
And, from our totally unbiased viewpoint, the best of them all,
our own Chi Chen (no kidding, your humble web monkey, speaking
as a former meat-eating farm boy, attests that her stuff is great).
She has tasty veggie versions of almost every kind of meat, even
fish! She doesn't currently have a website, but you can usually
purchase from her directly at our monthly potlucks. That'll give
you one more good reason to come.
Well, at least some of these sites are free
So your friends and family think your vegetarianism
is nuts. Who cares, so long as that one special significant
other understands. In case you haven't met that person yet,
you might find them in one of these groups, where quality trumps
quantity. And get some pointers about linking up online in the
Your Meatless Mate at VeggieHeadOnline.
- Green Singles Personal
ads for singles in the environmental, vegetarian, and animal
- Veggie Matchmakers
VMM has a long history of bringing vegetarians and vegans together.
and Raw Food Personals For those who like it raw! Free,
but you're on your honor 50% of your food is raw.
- Vegetarian Love
is a completely free dating website for all singles looking to meet
other genuine singles for friendship and dating. Free profile uploads,
free searches, and free contacting.
Singles provides a totally free chat page for singles everywhere.
I even found a Knoxvillian there!
- Jewish Vegan
and Vegetarian Singles Just what it says, and there are also
links to traditional Jewish matchmakers.
And, once you've found that very special vegetarian, •Vegetarian
Weddings Online is ready to make your special day go smoothly.
The About Us link says, "When I married my husband Jeff 9 years
ago, I came accross all kinds of vegetarian obstacles. Everything from
vegan cake to vegan dishes to even the thought of a vegan dress...
I decided that I wanted to make things easier for other people..."
There are a lot of antagonistic influences
for a vegetarian kid to resist in sticking to a humane and
healthful diet: the stigma of being "different," meat-centered
cafeteria lunches, slick burger joint advertising on tv,
the machinations of an evil, meat-eating ex-spouse… there
are even children's books mocking vegetarianism. Happily,
there are also some that help frame the issue in entertaining,
age-appropriate ways. Below are some links to a few of those.
(Thanks to vegetarian contractor, auto repairman and chef
Mark Cannon and his son Ocean for suggesting this section)
Dragon Illo by your humble
webgrasshopper: © 2003 John Mayer
Links to books for tween kids at the International
Vegetarian Union; more kids' resources listed from the IVU
A page devoted to the subtle pro-animal works
of long-time Disney animator Bill Peet.
All God's Creataures
Karen Hill - A book with a lesson
a lot of grown-ups need to learn: even animals that don't get
much love from humans are still beautiful in their own way,
and an important part of nature... though she somewhat undermines
her message with phrases like "Creepy, crawly, icky spider."
The gentle religioius associations are unlikely to offend most
Well, okay, this isn't
specifically a vegetarian children's story, but it's a favorite
of my childhood and now I've had the opportunity to supply
artwork for it (see dragon, above). A wonderful Christmas serial
that first aired in 1938 the day after Thanskgiving for 15
minutes and each day thereafter till Christmas Eve. It's been
on the radio somewhere in the US every years since and still
delights kids today. A great way, in this day of spoon-fed
entertainment, to develop children's imaginations. First
Generation Radio Archives,
as their name suggests, recorded this version
right off the original transcript disks and added some extras.
This can be a great new Christmas tradition. Note: my friend,
international prize-winning quilter Barbara
Andrews has done
a quilt based on the same art.
is a new service that will link up those veggies looking to save living
expenses by bunking with other like-minded folks. Prefer not to have
your refrigerator turned into a charnel house by your roomy? List
with these guys.
Look Who's Talking about ETVS!
Here is a list of sites that
have links to one of our pages.