Talks and workshop sessions at Cornwall Vegan Festival: Vegan Spring
Program of talks and demonstrations indoors in the Barn.
11.15 till 12.00 Amanda Hignett “Happy Gut” presents:
Amanda Hignett runs Happy Gut, a small company that teaches people how to make naturally probiotic fermented foods. She discovered the health benefits of fermentation whilst on a quest to heal her partner’s IBS. In the talk you will learn about the different health benefits of some common ferments, including sauerkraut, water kefir and kombucha tea, and Amanda will demonstrate how you can make a quick and easy vegetable ferment and create your own probiotic drinks.
12.10 till 12.50 ‘Veganers Question Time’ – Early Session
A chance for the public to ask our ‘panel of experts’ all the questions about veganism, health, the environment and sustainability they have been ‘burning’ to ask! All welcome to come along and join in! No previous experience necessary! (A later session is also scheduled)
1.00 till 1.40 Rob Masterton “The Vegan Approach” 10 steps to going vegan.
Are you thinking about going vegan? Have you tried being vegan before but come across some challenges? Are you a new vegan? If the answer is yes to any of these questions, then please join us at one of our Vegan Approach workshops. During the workshop we outline our 10 simple steps to start you on your vegan journey including what to buy, where to eat, and how to deal with family and friends. We will also answer any questions you have about going vegan.
1.50 till 2.30 Jules Horner from Pure Plant Nutrition presents:
Welcome to pure plant nutrition. Our mission is to supercharge your health with colourful, nourishing and exciting plant based culinary creations.Providing a platform for vegucation, inspiration and transformation through living food culinary workshops, wild food foraging and personalised diet and lifestyle consultations. Pure Plant Nutrition has deep rooted beliefs in connecting people with nature’s pharmacy where the journey of healing mind and body can begin. Using fresh, local and organic whole foods where possible to emphasise the importance of nutrition when eating for health. I will be demonstrating a Raw food classic, cashew nut cheesecake, from my up and coming, Rawsome desserts workshop.
2.40 till 3.20 ‘Veganers Question Time‘ – Afternoon Session
Another chance for the public to ask our ‘panel of experts’ all the questions about veganism, health, the environment and sustainability they have been ‘burning’ to ask! All welcome to come along and join in! No previous experience necessary! (An earlier session is also scheduled)
3.30 till 4.10 Julie Woodbridge, “Food is your Medicine, Medicine is your Food”
Previously a teacher, I have practised nutritional therapy and kinesiology for 35 years. I have, for as long as I can remember had an interest in veganism, the environment and animal rights, and have been vegetarian then vegan for 35 years. I love to share knowledge and encourage others to make lifestyle choices which are better for their health, that of the planet and those creatures that live on it. I will draw on my experience as a therapist, and talk about how health conditions can be helped by changing diet, how an omnivorous diet is not a healthy choice and how it can aggravate health conditions.