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#1 Old 06-11-2005, 10:52 PM
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Hiya, I'm Dubhe. I've been reading posts here for a few days and decided I would like to join in. I live in Massachusetts, I am 17, and I just graduated high school. Right now I work full time at the christmas tree shop (and hate it).

I've been a vegetarian for 5 or 6 years and I've been contemplating making the move to vegan. One reason I joined this forum is because I don't know any fellow vegetarians. I once tried going to some save the earth club at my school but there weren't even any vegetarians there. Pfft, what posers. So I'm hoping to meet some new and interesting people, or at least find some new method to waste my precious little free time.
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#2 Old 06-11-2005, 10:57 PM
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Hi Dubhe! Welcome to VB!

I'm a new vegan myself and I found the following useful. It's usually posted for newbies to VB and/or veg*nism by Steve (beforewisdom); however, Steve is on hiatus from VB at the present time, but he's given me permission to post this for him until he returns. Here is what he posts:

Vegan Outreach has a stellar starter kit.

Please do not let the word "vegan" in it scare you.

The information applies just as much to vegetarians as

vegans. Just add milk and eggs if that is what you are into.

Vegan Outreach will mail you a very nice printed copy for

free. You can also download a pdf version for free or read

it on the web for free.

The kit includes unique and thoughtful essays by

Vegan Outreach founder Matt Ball that will help you

make vegetarianism a rewarding and lasting commitment.

It has a better recipe section than most starter kits that

I have seen. Best of all it also has an up to date,

complete, easy to understand, and brief nutrition section by

Jack Norris, a vegan Registered Dietician.

Assuming you have a solid reason for starting veg*nism,

the two best things you can do to make your commitment to it

last are to learn good nutrition and to learn to cook a small

set of recipes you really like.

Here is the URL:


Vegan Outreach also hosts a web site of health articles

for people on plant based diets:


Be careful of who you take nutrition advice from on the web.

There are a number of web mavens who sound as if they know what

they are talking about and they really don't.

Learn to ask people how they know what they know.

Animal Rights sites, even some of the more well known names, are known for

giving out of date or incomplete information on vegetarian nutrition.

If you are interested in more information, I have articles and descriptions

of books by well known, well respected, and well credentialed authorities

on my web site at:


I think you will find VB a lot of fun, as I have. Just click "New Posts" at the top of the page and then scroll down until you see a thread that interests you. Then get posting!

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#3 Old 06-12-2005, 12:06 AM
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Welcome! You work at a Christmas tree shop year round? Interesting.

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#4 Old 06-12-2005, 06:26 AM
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Hello and Welcome to VB
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#5 Old 06-12-2005, 09:48 AM
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#6 Old 06-12-2005, 11:27 AM
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Welcome to VB. Congrats on your recent graduation.
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#10 Old 06-15-2005, 12:02 PM
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what does the shop sell in the summer, or off-season?
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