2014 NH VegFest



10:30 Vegan Nutrition – Rebecca Aslam, MS, RD, LDN
Rebecca is a Clinical Dietitian at UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, MA. Her professional interests include plant-based nutrition as prevention and treatment for chronic diseases including diabetes, heart disease and cancer. She also has personal experience in plant-based nutrition throughout the lifecycle, having followed a life-long plant-based (vegan) diet.

11:30 How to Talk Compassion – Panel Discussion
Victoria Mangus, Compassionate Vegan
Emily Murphy, NH Animal Rights

12:30 Long Distance Runner – Nathan Sanel
Nathan Sanel is a Vegan Ultra Runner whose passion is exploring what is physically and mentally possible. Running has become an obsession and he now competes in 100-mile races.

1:30 Food Demonstration – Mary Lawrence
Mary is Executive Chef and Owner of Well on Wheels, Connecticut’s premier vegan personal chef service which offers whole-food/plant-based meals prepared in clients’ homes, group cooking classes, corporate wellness workshops, and private cooking and raw food lessons.

2:30 How to Grow Micro Greens – Andy Siver


10:30 Tai Chi – Helen Tam Semmons

12:30 Cooking Demonstration – Joel Martel

How to Make Quick Meals for the Working Woman and Man
In 45 minutes Joel will demonstrate how to make a breakfast, lunch, dinner, and desert – each meal under 15 minutes.

1:30 Gentle Yoga – Roseanne Russo Smith
Roseanne has been a yoga practitioner for 14 years, certified through the Texas Institute for Yoga. She is also a Level 1 Reiki Master. Relax and stretch the mind, body and soul as you gently stimulate and activate your chakras! Set to meditative healing music, this practice focuses on breath and gentle movement.

2:30 Veganism and World Peace – Barry Taylor
Why a non-violent diet is essential for the survival of your species, your planet, and your soul.
Barry focuses on the effects a western (meat-based) diet has on world resource use, world hunger, and of course the deadening of our innate compassion toward “the other”, which is any entity that is not part of our social group, tribe, state, etc.

3:30 Essential Oils – Melissa Pease
This talk will give you a basic understanding of Essential Oil use. You will leave empowered on a path to take control of your family’s wellness through the use of “Natures Medicine” as an alternative to the standard medicine cabinet.


Andy’s Edible Gardens
Brahma Kumaris
Cedars Mediterranean Foods
The Farm Concessions
Here Comes the Sun Vegan Bus
The Humane League
Mercy for Animals
My Heidi Bag
Nature’s Secrets
NH Animal Rights League
Nuttin Ordinary
Ruby Water
Susty’s Radical Vegan Foods
Well on Wheels
Woven Threat