Here are some of the questions about the Pod Network we get asked regularly and our answers. If you are a Pod Group Leader, please visit the Group Leader FAQs page for additional guidance. If you have questions not answered here, please email

What is the PlantPure Communities Pod Network?

The PPC Pod Network offers support and networking opportunities to everyone interested in learning, incorporating, advocating, and practicing a whole food, plant-based lifestyle. Participation is free. Pods are independent groups of like-minded people, working together to spread the message of plant-based nutrition in their communities, as well as have fun and build friendships. Examples of Pods include local “meetups,” vegetarian/vegan societies, churches, schools, associations and even corporate wellness programs. Existing organizations can join the Pod Network as well.

What is the purpose of a Pod?

To build stronger, healthier, and more sustainable communities by supporting and educating their local communities about the benefits of a whole food, plant-based lifestyle though Pod meetings and projects. All Pods are part of the PlantPure Communities Pod Network and work together as a grassroots movement to encourage all people to eat whole plant-based foods and reduce or eliminate their consumption of animal products, including meat, dairy, fish, and eggs, and also processed food, such as sugar and oil.

How are Pods organized?

Envision a pea plant with numerous pea pods growing on it. Our Pods are organized based off this structure that the plant community naturally provided. There are two levels of organization within the Pod structure.

  • Pods: Each independent group is referred to as a Pod because it is like a pod on a plant, containing many peas – the community members who join the Pod! Each Pod has its own name and is an individual organization. It can be referred to as a Member Organization in the PPC Pod Network.
  • PPC Pod Network: The Pod Network is like the whole plant. It incorporates all of the Pods, providing each Pod with the materials needed to grow, thrive, and be successful.

Is there a membership fee to join the PlantPure Communities Pod Network?

No, there is no fee for starting a Pod, or for an independent group or organization to join the PPC Pod Network.

How can I join a Pod?

To join a Pod, click HERE to sign up!

How can I find a Pod where I live?

There are two ways to search for a Pod near you or anywhere in the Pod Network. Visit the “Find a Pod” page to search by location or by Pod name.

What do I do if there is no local Pod in my area?

If there is not a Pod in your town or city, you can start a new Pod! We invite you to apply by clicking HERE.

Can I join more than one Pod?

Yes, you can join more than one Pod. This may be helpful for people who travel a lot or spend extended periods of time in more than one area. However, we strongly suggest that you focus your time and efforts in participating in one Pod if possible.

Am I allowed to promote my products and/or services to PlantPure Pod members?

No, you are not allowed to promote products and services to PlantPure Pod members unless you have entered into a sponsor arrangement with PlantPure Communities and are abiding by PPC’s sponsor guidelines. For more information on becoming a sponsor, please contact

Anyone caught spamming PlantPure Pod members will be immediately removed.

How do I find my password?

If you forgot your password, click on the “Login” button in the top right-hand corner and click on the “Reset Your Password” link. An email will be sent to you with a link to the our password reset tool.

How can I change my password?

If you are already logged in and want to change your password, just click on your picture in the top right-hand corner and select “Settings” from the drop down menu. You can then enter a new email address and/or password. Make sure to click ‘Save Changes”.

How can I edit my profile?

If you are already logged in and want to edit your profile, move your cursor over your name in the upper right-hand corner of the window and you should see a drop-down menu appear (if it does not appear just click on your name).  Click on the menu item named Profile and you will be able to edit it. Make sure you click ‘Save Changes”.

What is your stance on the use of salt and sugar, as well as nuts, avocados, and other plant foods high in natural fat?

Please review our culinary philosophy to learn more.

How do I report a spammer on the Pod site?

Know that PlantPure Communities does not endorse the use of our website as a means to expose users to scams.  Unfortunately, there are unscrupulous people who use the Internet to dupe others by sending spam under false identities.
It is not possible to prevent users on our site from using fake identities or sending spam.  However, once a user has been identified as a spammer, it is possible to report the user directly from our website.  If you receive an inappropriate message from another user of our site, simply click on the user’s name next to “Flag sender as inappropriate:” or “Flag as inappropriate messages by:” (as shown in the screenshot below) so we get notified and can mark and block the user as a spammer.