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Sunday, October 4, 2015 - All Day | Cost: FREE*
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2015 World Veg Festival: Cooking Demos, Talks, Live Music & Dance | GG Park

2015 World Veg Festival: Cooking Demos, Talks, Live Music & Dance | GG Park

The San Francisco Veg Society hosts the 16th annual World Veg Festival featuring an exciting lineup of speakers, cooking demos, exhibitors, entertainers and food vendors.

SFVS is a non-profit and all-volunteer run organization whose mission is to promote a plant-based lifestyle for healthy, ethical & sustainable living.

2015 World Veg Festival: Cooking Demos, Talks, Live Music & Dance | GG Park2015 World Veg Festival
Sat-Sun, October 3-4, 2015 | 10 am to 6 pm
SF County Fair Building, Golden Gate Park, SF

Funcheap Deal: Free from 10-10:30 am when you mention Funcheap.
Free for 18 and under
, and members of SFVS members, Sierra Club, Rainforest Action Network, and Green Peace.
$10 regular admission; $5 students, seniors;,and military (with ID)

2015 Schedule

Saturday, October 3

Main Auditorium
EMCEE: Laura Verduzco

  • 10:30 – 11:45 am: Cherie Soria, Culinary Demo – “Heart Healthy Vegan Chocolate Desserts and Treats”
  • 11:45 – 12:15 pm: Meditation led by the Isha Foundation
  • 12:15 – 1:15 pm: Ecopolitan Doctors Panel – “Colon & Skin Cancer – Reverse These Epidemics!”2015 World Veg Festival: Cooking Demos, Talks, Live Music & Dance | GG Park
  • 1:30 – 2:30 pm: Miyoko Schinner – “Exploits of a veganpreneur in the new V-Conomy”
  • 2:45 – 3:45 pm: Edita Birnkrant – “Connecting the Dots & Exposing Lies; Animal Lives Matter”
  • 4:00 – 5:00 pm: Dr. Steve Blake (ScD) – “Stroke Prevention”
  • 5:15 – 6:15 pm: Lauren Ornelas – “How Your Food Choices Can Change the World”
  • 6:30 – 7:30 pm: Chef AJ – “The Secrets of Ultimate Weight Loss”

Garden Club Room

  • 11:00 – 12:00 pm: Alka Arora – “Veganism as Sacred Activism”
  • 12:15 – 1:15 pm: Rebecca Gilbert – “It’s Easy to Start Eating Vegan!”
  • 1:30 – 2:30 pm: Patti Breitman – “Why and How it’s Never Too Late to Go Vegan”
  • 2:45 – 3:45 pm: Robert Grillo – “Fictions, Facts and Food Choices”
  • 2015 World Veg Festival: Cooking Demos, Talks, Live Music & Dance | GG Park4:00 – 5:00 pm: Lani Muelrath – “The 5 Steps of Transition to Plant-Based Living”
  • 5:15 – 6:15 pm: Karine Brighten – “Fitness Demo”

Recreation Room

  • 11:00 – 12:00 pm: Shanta Sacharoff – “Vegan baked Samosa made with phillo served and tamarind/date chutney”
  • 12:15 – 1:15 pm: Susan Powers – “Bridging raw food with cooking”
  • 1:30 – 2:30 pm: Chef AJ, Demo – “Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth without Sugar”
  • 2:45 – 3:45 pm: Teena Arora – “Channa Masala (garbanzo bean curry)”
  • 4:00 – 5:00 pm: Vaidya Priyanka – “AumCuisine: Recipes to Age Gracefully”
  • 5:15 – 6:15 pm: Dharma Master Jin Rou, Wok Wisely

Indoor Gallery Entertainment Stage

  • 12 noon: Ravi Kalyanaraman, a vegan standup comedian
  • 12:15 pm: Stepheni Elli, a vegan acoustic Country Music – Nashville style Singer/Songwriter
  • 12:45 pm: Wayne Huey, Red Panda Acrobats2015 World Veg Festival: Cooking Demos, Talks, Live Music & Dance | GG Park
  • 2 pm: Robin Fox, Yoga Demo
  • 3 pm: Al-hambra Tribal Dance Group improvisational performance
  • 4 pm: Gaviotas Acoustic Unplugged

Sunday, October 4

Main Auditorium
EMCEE: Laura Verduzco

  • 10:30 – 11:30 am: Dr. Alan Goldhammer (MD) – “Fasting can save your life: How fasting and an exclusively plant food diet can help you live longer, and live better”
  • 11:45 – 12:45 pm: Hope Bohanec – “The Humane Hoax”
  • 1:00 – 2:00 pm: Dr. Will Tuttle – “Healing Our World: A Deeper Look at Food”
  • 2:15 – 3:15 pm: Dr. Aysha Akhtar (MD) – “How Who We Eat Impacts Our Health”
  • 3:30 – 4:30 pm: Dr. Steve Blake (ScD) – “Perfect Food”
  • 4:45 – 5:45 pm: Jack Norris (RD) – “Answering the Nutrition Questions Vegans Commonly Receive”

2015 World Veg Festival: Cooking Demos, Talks, Live Music & Dance | GG ParkGarden Club Room

  • 10:30 – 11:30 am: Bob Linden – “The Urgent Need for VEGAN Activism Now!”
  • 11:45 – 12:45 pm: Alan Whykes – “Vegan Investment fund: what it will be; how it will work; what it might invest in; what the challenges are to getting it started”
  • 1:00 – 2:00 pm: Cherie Soria and Dan Ladermann – “Is Vegan Enough to Ensure Good Health?”
  • 2:15 – 3:15 pm: Christopher Locke – “Animal Rights Fiction: Changing Hearts & Minds Through Powerful Storytelling”
  • 3:30 – 4:30 pm: Vaidya Priyanka – “Ayurveda: An Ancient Vegan Perspective”
  • 4:45 – 5:45 pm: Lisa Ota – “The Sacred Art of Eating: Healing Our Relationship with Food”

Recreation Room

  • 11:00 – 12:00 pm: Lisa Books-Williams – “Foods to Get You in The Mood”
  • 12:15 – 1:15 pm: Patricia Allen-Koot – “Squash – A Seasonal Mealtime Solution”
  • 2015 World Veg Festival: Cooking Demos, Talks, Live Music & Dance | GG Park1:30 – 2:30 pm: Jillian Love ® “No Bake Raw Vegan Mexican Spiced Dark Chocolate Fudge with Hickory Smoked Nuts and Mesquite Cream”
  • 2:45 – 3:45 pm: Eric Cohen – “What’s in your wine? A discussion about additives and processing in wines today”
  • 4:00 – 5:00 pm: Shane and Marie, S+M Vegan Chefs: “Vegan appetizers & finger foods”
  • 5:15 – 6:15 pm: Kevin Schuder, Citizen Fox: Vegan Benedict

Indoor Gallery Entertainment Stage

  • 11:00 am: Comedy by Vegan Comedian Ravi Kalyanaraman
  • 11:15 am: Wayne Huey of Red Panda Acrobats
  • 12 noon: Vibo Simfani Symphony (fusing elements of latin jazz, folk, classical, Brazilian styles such as Bossa Nova and Choro…romantic, fun and mystical arrangements of strings, woodwinds, guitar and percussion)
  • 2 pm: (Indoor Gallery) – Peace Panthers Fashion Show
  • 2 pm: (Auditorium Stage) – Chinese interpretation dance by young performers
  • 3 pm: Acoustic Guitar
  • 4 pm: Pechamama Band

2015 World Veg Festival: Cooking Demos, Talks, Live Music & Dance | GG Park


Links: Event details

Cost: FREE*

*Free from 10-10:30 am when you mention Funcheap. Free for 18 and under, members of SFVS members, Sierra Club, Rainforest Action Network, Green Peace. $10 regular admission, $5 students, seniors, and military (with ID)

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