by Ali Berman
Categories: Contests, Eats, Vegan.
Photo: The Seed

Anyone in or around New York City will want to clear their schedule for the upcoming weekend. The Seed: A Vegan Experience looks like it’s going to be the hottest ticket around for anyone who wants to eat, breathe and celebrate all things vegan. And happily, we’re giving away tickets!

What is The Seed? According to the website, “Two days of vegan exploration await you. Nourish your taste buds on scrumptious plant-based food from New York’s famed vegan restaurants – the best in the world! Get inspired by world-renowned speakers, champion athletes, and top chefs. Provoke new thoughts with award-winning films and their directors. Discover the vast market of cruelty-free products and services. And much more.”

With speakers like Kathy FrestonBrendan BrazierJoel Fuhrman, M.D., Jasmin Singer, Mariann Sullivan, Jenny BrownChloé Jo Davis and Marisa Wolfson (as well as many others), you know the event is going to be packed with fun informative sessions. Plus, you’ll have food from Pure Food and Wine, Blossom, Terri and fashion from Vaute Couture and Herbivore. If you look at the list of participants, you’ll wish it were the weekend already.

Perhaps the most exciting part of the event will be taking place in the screening room. Vegucated with be playing, and also, the new film Lunch Hour which will be hosting its first public screening in NYC. Both with have a Q&A with the director after.


We’ve got two pairs of weekend passes to The Seed up for grabs. Please remember that the event is this weekend in NYC: June 16 & 17, 2012 @ 82Mercer in SOHO. You have two chances to win:

1) Comment on this blog post, telling us why you’d like to attend.

2) Enter to win on our Facebook page.

Entries accepted through Thursday, June 14, 2012 at 12 noon.

One winner will be selected at random from each method of entry and will receive two general admission weekend passes for the event ($60 value). Instructions will be sent to the email address provided.

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About Ali Berman

Ali Berman is the author of Choosing a Good Life: Lessons from People Who Have Found Their Place in the World (Hazelden) and Misdirected (Seven Stories Press). She works as a humane educator for HEART teaching kids about issues affecting people, animals and the environment. Her published work can be found on her website at In early 2012 Ali co-founded flipmeover, a production company with the mission to use media to raise awareness of social issues.

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  • Jennifer Florio

    Hi, I would love a chance win these tickets! I am super excited about this event. My husband and I have been vegetarian since being high school sweethearts 12 years ago and decided to take the plunge into Veganism about 7 months ago. We’ve never felt better. We live breath and eat nutrition and natural health and are so passionate about this lifestyle. Getting to be immersed in it for the weekend would be a dream since it is so hard to find like-minded people/restaurants in our area. Thank you for the opportunity and Good Luck to all. ;o)

    Jen and Steve
    Nanuet NY

  • Susie Dalton

    I am in NY for this week only and would LOVE to have a chance to attend this event! It looks incredible (and a far cry from many of the events I have ended up at….with nothing to eat!).
    Whatever the case, best of luck with the coordination, execution, and enjoyment of the weekend. It seems like a grand and delicious affair!

  • Jen1207

    Having discovered the raw vegan/vegan lifestyle only three years ago, I am amazed at how far I’ve come in my personal journey to achieve optimal health, strength and metal clarity. What started as merely a desperate search for a sustainable “diet” to lose weight and keep it off, this discovery has transformed into a full blown passion and possible lifelong career path (currently pursuing a graduate degree in nutrition). The best things about the world of health/nutrition and the vegan lifestyle, however, are the ever expanding knowledge base, and the ability to spread that knowledge and improve the lives of people around us and beyond. I heard about The Seed: A Vegan Experience only a couple weeks ago and would love to get knowledge, tips and ideas from the speakers, see the influential documentaries with the Q+A, and especially gain insight from the guest athlete speakers. At this point, I am open to all information that comes my way, and this would be a perfect opportunity to see, discover, taste and completely immerse myself in this incredible lifestyle and learn firsthand from the experts who have taken their time to speak to us. Thank you for this opportunity to attend the event.

  • Laura Gesin

    I’ve been vegan for 3 years & just wrote a digital vegan cookbook. I live at the Jersey Shore and would LOVE to win tickets to the Vegan Seed this weekend!!