PLANT EMPOWERED FLORENCE
Who are we?
We are a PlantPure Pod in Florence, SC whose members are committed to learning about and practicing a whole food, plant-based lifestyle. We are an inclusive and inviting group that welcomes anyone interested in a diet that is kind to our bodies, animals, and our planet!
Improving our community's health
through whole food, plant-based nutrition
WHAT IS A WHOLE FOOD, PLANT-BASED DIET?
Includes: whole grains, vegetables, fruits, legumes, and nuts & seeds
Excludes: animal products (meat, dairy, seafood, eggs) and processed foods (white flour, sugar, oil)
PREPARING AND EATING FOOD TOGETHER
We love eating and we want to introduce others to how delicious plant-based foods can be! We offer plant-based food tastings, cooking demonstrations and classes, and potluck gatherings!
USING FOOD FOR GOOD
We believe that everyone deserves access to nutritious food. We donate plant-based foods to food pantries and we prepare and serve plant-based meals to those in need.
EDUCATING OUR COMMUNITY
A whole food, plant-based diet reduces the risk of many common diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, obesity, and even cancer. We host book discussions, documentary viewings, and speakers to raise awareness about the dangers of the Standard American Diet and the benefits of plant-based nutrition.
CONNECTING ON SOCIAL MEDIA
Live in Florence, SC and want to learn more about Plant Empowered Florence?
Join our Facebook group!
Get access to whole food, plant-based recipes as well as health and nutrition articles, podcasts, and videos. Post questions or give advice to other group members in a non-judgmental, supportive environment. Receive updates on monthly events Plant Empowered Florence will be hosting in town and find ways to get involved!
“The most ethical diet just so happens to be the most environmentally sound diet and just so happens to be the healthiest.”
- Dr. Michael Greger
VEGFEST FLORENCE 3/29/19 5-8 PM
Come join Plant Empowered Florence for the city's first ever FREE plant-based food festival!
There will plenty of delicious and healthy plant-based foods to sample and buy! Come support local restaurants, home chefs, and farmers!
Beth Motley MD, a Family Medicine/Lifestyle Medicine Physician from Greenville, SC will be giving an opening talk about the health benefits of a whole food, plant-based diet!
You can also learn about the positive impact plant-based eating has on our environment and the animals!
VegFest Florence will be an evening of fun for all ages with live music and a Kid Zone, so bring the whole family!
Pearl Moore Basketball Center
500 Barnes St. Florence, SC 29501