The Moving Medicine Forward Initiative (MMF) brings the revolutionary ideas of disease reversal through plant-based nutrition and lifestyle medicine to medical schools across the country. Dr. Michael Klaper, director of MMF, and Nelson Campbell, founder of the nonprofit PlantPure Communities, will explore the origins of the “nutritional blindspot” that most doctors suffer from as they practice medicine. Their far-ranging conversation will consider practical ways to turn on the light of applied nutrition and positive lifestyle in the minds of medical students and practicing health care professionals so they can help their patients to heal on the deepest levels. These two visionary leaders will be sharing ideas and images that will transform Western medicine itself – and you’re invited to join the discussion!
March 11, 2020 – Grow Your Own with Square Foot Gardening
A Webinar with the Square Foot Gardening Foundation
Watch the “Grow Your Own” Gardening Webinar with PlantPure Communities and the Square Foot Gardening Foundation (SFGF), recorded March 11, 2020. SFGF Certified Instructor, Kim Roman, presented about the Square Foot Gardening method and shared information about how to get started with a community square foot garden!
January 22, 2020 – Confronting Reductionism, Past and Present Webinar
Featuring Dr. T. Colin Campbell and Nelson Campbell
Dr. T. Colin Campbell has been at the forefront of nutrition research for more than 40 years, and is known around the world as the ‘science father’ of the plant-based nutrition movement. In this video, Dr. Campbell and his son Nelson, founder of the nonprofit PlantPure Communities, discuss key themes from Dr. Campbell’s recently completed book, scheduled for publication in 2020. He and Nelson pick up the thread of an ongoing discussion about the challenges in the plant-based community caused by the reductionist, technological, and commercially-driven history of nutritional and medical science, which has caused (and still causes) so much confusion among the public and healthcare practitioners. They discuss why acknowledging and resolving the challenges posed by these trends is essential to facilitating a more rapid transition to a plant-based world.
July 31, 2019 – Welcome to the Pod Network! Webinar
If you are passionate about a plant-based lifestyle, we invite you to watch this webinar to learn how you can start a “Pod” – a local community group which is part of the PlantPure Communities Pod Network! You will hear from two experienced Group Leaders who share inspirational stories about their Pods, find out about the support the PlantPure Communities (PPC) team provides, and receive answers to audience questions. The Pod Network includes hundreds of groups in over 20 countries with more than 200,000 people connected. Take a step toward becoming a part of it by watching this webinar, and then consider starting or joining a Pod in your community so we can expand the plant-based grassroots movement together!
Read more about Pods at plantpurecommunities.org/plantpurepods.
March 6, 2019 – Grow Your Own Fruit and Veggies Webinar 2019
On March 6, 2019, PlantPure Communities and the Square Foot Gardening Foundation (SFGF) hosted a webinar for everybody sharing step-by-step information about growing your own food using the Square Foot Gardening Method. The SFGF gave a special presentation and PPC unveiled additional resources to help individuals and communities get growing!
PPC Gardening Toolkit: https://plantpurecommunities.org/gardening-toolkit/
The Square Foot Gardening Foundation: https://squarefootgardening.org/
February 12, 2019 – Changing How Healthcare is Delivered in America
On February 12, 2019, we were excited to share the launch of a physician-supported, community-based model to bring the message of plant-based nutrition into underserved communities! Watch the recording to hear about how PPC’s partnership with SOMOS Community Care will validate and then scale a model that has the potential of changing how healthcare is delivered in America! This live webinar featured Nelson Campbell, founder of PlantPure Communities, and Dr. Diego Ponieman, Chief Medical Officer of SOMOS Community Care. They introduced and explained the partnership and then answered audience questions!
January 23, 2019 - An Evening with a Plant-based Doctor: Introducing Dr. Benjamin Ha
On January 23, 2019, PlantPure Communities held a live virtual event with Dr. Benjamin Ha, PPC’s newest board member. Dr. Ha discussed his whole food, plant-based approach to primary care and answered many questions about nutrition, how to talk to your doctor, and more.
There were also several exciting announcements: a course giveaway for the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate, and two upcoming webinars on February 12th and March 6th, both @7pm ET.
November 1, 2018 - Press Conference Livestream
November 1, 2018 - PlantPure Communities Party with a Purpose
November 1st, 2018, was another milestone day for PPC. First, with the official launch of the Food-Climate Connection Campaign at a Press Conference, and then with our Party With a Purpose celebration of all that has been accomplished — with the help of our donors, Pod members, nonprofit partners and others. Dr. T. Colin Campbell, PhD, author of The China Study and Whole, made a special educational presentation; Nelson Campbell, the founder of PlantPure Communities, shared his insights on the grassroots movement; and we were delighted that Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams joined us for a presentation
Please visit our YouTube page for videos of both the Food-Climate Campaign Press Conference and the Party with a Purpose presentations.
August 8, 2018 - The Food-Climate Connection
June 19, 2018 - Making a Difference on College Campuses Webinar
April 25, 2018 - Let's Build Healthy, Sustainable Communities! Webinar
March 13, 2018 - Grow your own Fruit and Veggies Webinar
February 6, 2018 - Facebook Live Call - Restaurant Campaign Wave Challenge
January 18, 2018 - Webinar with Dr. T. Colin Campbell
November 30, 2017 - Party with a Purpose Celebration
November 16, 2016 - The Launch of PlantPure Communities
“I loved the presentations, the food was divine, and of course it is always great to mingle and meet new friends who share our passion for the health and well-being of people, animals, and the planet. The speakers provided me and others who are new to the PlantPure family with a solid idea of the organization’s goals and foci. It was engaging and inspiring.” – Anna Marandi, attendee at the Launch event
November 15, 2016 - Pills, Procedures, or Plants: An Educational Event
The nonprofit PlantPure Communities worked with the Long Island PlantPure Pod and the Cinema Arts Centre to hold an exciting educational event on November 15, 2016, focused on the power of whole food, plant-based nutrition as a way to prevent and reverse disease. The event featured lauded nutrition specialist and author of The China Study, Dr. T. Colin Campbell, a keynote speech from Nelson Campbell, and a cooking demonstration led by Kim Campbell. Other highlights included a discussion about the impact of our food choices on the environment, led by J. Morris Hicks, author of Healthy Eating, Healthy World, as well as a Recovery Panel of people sharing their personal stories, and a lecture about animal rights.