2011 - 2012

 Vegan* Potluck Dinner Programs

Whether you're just beginning to think about reducing your dependency on animal-products or you've been a complete vegetarian for years, our meetings are designed to be informative, fun and supportive. 

Potluck programs are free to EarthSave members/$5.00 for non-members/children under 12 free. 

Everyone should bring a vegan covered dish (*no animal products including fish, dairy, eggs or honey) which serves about eight, and your own plate & utensils. There is a $1.00 eco-fee for us to provide plate/utensils and an $8.00 No Food fee if you arrive empty-handed.

EarthSave Potluck Events are conducted in English.  Spanish-only-speaking guests are invited to ask our Registrar to be paired with a Spanish-speaking EarthSave Member

Everyone welcome   Taste   Share   Learn

*no meat, fish, eggs, dairy, GMOs, honey, transfats, hydrogenated oils nano or chemical additives

Unsure what to bring?  Simple organic green salad or fresh fruit


Vegan* POTLUCK Dinner South

Join us at the Coral Gables Congregational Church 

Fellowship Hall (Enter- Columbus Blvd) > Directions

3010 De Soto Blvd. 33134 (across from the Biltmore Hotel)

Coral Gables Congregational Church is located at 3010 DeSoto Blvd., directly across from the Biltmore Hotel. From the north, travel south on I-95 and US1, or the Palmetto Expressway to Bird Road (SW 40 St). From I-95 / US1 travel west to Red Road, or for those on the Palmetto, travel two miles east, until you reach the stoplight at Red Road (57 Ave). Head north on Red Road for approximately 3/4 mile until you reach the next traffic signal (Seville). Turn right, and traveling east on Seville, stay on the road as it bends to the right. Turn left one block before you reach the Biltmore Hotel, and beware of wedding traffic! 

Park in School Lot across street, not on adjacent private property.

Saturdays - Gather & Mingle 6:00,  Dinner 6:45, Speaker begins  around 7:30 


Vegan* POTLUCK Dinner North

Join us at the Church of the Palms

Friendship Hall (www.churchofthepalms.net)

1960 No. Swinton Ave., Delray Bch, 33444   

Church of the Palms, is located at 1960 No. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach.  
From South:  I-95 to Atlantic Ave/FL 806,  east 1.2 miles, north 1.6 miles on No. Swinton Ave, 3rd church on Left
From North: Take exit 56 from I-95  for Woolbright Rd    0.3 mi    Turn right onto SW 15th Ave/W Woolbright Rd    0.4 mi
Take the first right onto S Seacrest Blvd     2.1 mi   Turn right onto NE 22nd St  0.1 mi
Turn left onto N Swinton Ave  Destination will be on the right  282 ft

Sundays - Gather & Mingle 5:30,  Dinner 6:00, Speaker begins  around 6:45 



Saturday, January 28, 2012 6:00 pm Coral Gables Congregational Church

Sunday, January 29, 2012 5:30 pm Church of the Palms

Topic: The World Peace Diet - Eating For Spiritual Health And Social Harmony

Dr. Tuttle’s best-selling The World Peace Diet ‘one of the most important books of the 21st century’ makes explicit the invisible connections between our meals, the interconnectedness of all life and our broad range of problems—psychological, social, spiritual, health and environmental.  The World Peace Diet Facilitator Training and WPD Mastery Programs enable the experience of healing and peace, contributing to a positive transformation of human consciousness
Presenter: Dr. Will Tuttle, Phd.
Author, educator, pianist, composer and meditator; teaches college courses in creativity, mythology, religion, and philosophy; recipient of The Peace Abbey’s Courage of Conscience Award; Zen Dharma Master; 7 CD albums of original piano music. His spouse, Madeleine, a visionary artist from Switzerland, will present animal paintings. www.worldpeacediet.org


Saturday, February 25, 2012 6:00 pm Coral Gables Congregational Church

Topic: The Urban Paradise Guild (UPG) - Creating Sustainable Paradise, one Habitat at a time.

URBAN  PARADISE  GUILD (UPG) helps our community transform itself into Paradise through the hard work of volunteers who ‘walk the walk’ through 6 or more weekly volunteer activities. Each project in the 7 UPG Locations physically changes the world through Organic Stewardship (no herbicide), Native Habitat Planting, Nursery, Butterfly Re-Introduction and Monitoring, building Organic Gardens for low-income families in Liberty City and Little Haiti, Seeds for Haiti, and Eco-Art using Exotics as a primary material at Art Basel.  UPG Partners with Parks, Colleges, Schools, Environmental and Community Organizations. http://www.urban-paradise.org

Speaker: Sam Van Leer, Founder & Exec. Dir, of UPG.
The son of an Oceanographer, Sam explored, swam, sailed, fished and snorkeled in and around Biscayne Bay, acquiring a broad base of specialized local environmental knowledge. He built boats, created a worldwide data architecture, and invented the new standard beach trash can used on Miami Beach



Sunday, February 26, 2012 5:30 pm Church of the Palms

Topic: Organic Farming: Beneficial Influence
Mega-agriculture’s negative effects on animals and humans range from behavior and reproductive disorders to immune suppression and cancers due to its use of GMO’s, Roundup Ready crops, pesticides, artificial fertilizers, lack of crop rotation, and failure to include buffer zones for beneficial species.

Presenter: Greg J. Harrison, DVM, ABVP, ECZM
Founder, Harrison's Bird Foods- the world’s first organic formulated pet food, and The Bird Hospital- Florida’s first exclusive practice for pet bird medicine and surgery. Dr. Harrison has co-edited three major textbooks: Clinical Avian Medicine and Surgery; Avian Medicine: Principles and Application; and Clinical Avian Medicine Vols I & II. He owns an organic farm in Nebraska and incorporates organic principles into his life.

Guest speakers at ESM events are invited to contribute their views on Mission-related, instructive topics but ESM does not necessarily endorse all expressed views and opinions.

* If you're not sure what to bring to an EarthSave potluck, may we suggest a simple green salad, a fresh fruit salad, lightly steamed vegetable, quinoa or brown rice? And remember, you don't have to be vegetarian to attend! We hold vegan potlucks so that everyone can enjoy tasting a wide range of dishes.

Additional Local Activities



EarthSave provides snack/info tables at selected Monday evening 7 pm meetings of P.A.T.H and Sierra Club. Watch for notices of our tablings at schools, fairs, conferences and social events around South Florida.


Sierra Club-Miami Group 

General meetings are the second Monday of each month,

at the Coconut Grove Sailing Club, 2990 South Bayshore Drive, Coconut Grove.

The meetings start at 7:30 p.m. with socializing, club announcements start at 8 p.m., and our speaker starts after that.

FREE PARKING is available at the sailing club.  

Positive Alternative Therapies in Healthcare

Local and International Holistic Health Expert Guest Speakers 

at 7:00pm meetings of P.A.T.H. on the fourth Monday of each month held at the Museum of Science/Planetarium  


Watch for notices of our tablings at schools, fairs, conferences and social events around South Florida...




Looking for Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurants?

Check out www.VegSouthFlorida.com