Food Industry The Portland Green Festival Expo is coming on December 11-13, 2015. Here are the food speakers you won't want to miss.

Published on December 2nd, 2015 | by Becky Striepe


Foodie Guide to Portland Green Festival Expo

The Portland Green Festival Expo is coming on December 11-13, 2015. Here are the food speakers you won't want to miss.

The Portland Green Festival Expo is coming on December 11-13, 2015. Here are the food speakers you won’t want to miss. The Expo is what it says it is: a showcase of green brands, and there is plenty of susty food goodness to check out at the Expo. These are our favorite food-related talks on the schedule:

Friday, December 11

+ Amy Pearl – The founder of Hatch Innovation Lab will be talking about how  food, community, and business intertwine at 2:30pm on the Green Festival Stage.

Saturday, December 12

+ Alex Forsythe – Chef Forsythe is all about simple, healthy food and he will be looking at our food history and the future of healthy eating. 10:30am on the Green Festival Stage.

+ Sandy Smith – Author Sandy Smith will talk about the teaching gardening to kids and motivating the next generation of changemakers through fiction. 10:30am in the Lifestyle Pavillion.

+ Jan Spencer – The founder of Suburban Permaculture will be talking about building sustainable communities, which includes local food systems. 11:30am on the Green Festival Stage.

+ Our Food, Our Future – A group of speakers from local food organizations will be talking about mitigating climate change and securing our food future at 1:30pm on the Green Festival Stage.

+ Milan Ross – The Full Flavor Vegan will be talking about how a vegan diet can transform your health  at 1:30pm in the Lifestyle Pavillion

+ John Lewis, aka The Badass Vegan. This guy is a plant-based superstar. His talk, Plant-Based Power, is at 4:30pm in the Lifestyle Pavillion.

Sunday, December 13

+ Connie Shaw – Don’t miss her fermentation demonstration at 10:30am on the Green Festival Stage.

+ Christine Liu – The Packaging Girl is going to talk about the benefits of going packaging free at 12pm in the Lifestyle Pavillion.

+ Peter Spendelow – This Northwest VEG boardmember will share the best ways to mitigate climate change through diet at 1pm in the Lifestyle Pavillion.

+ Leslie Durso – Vegan cheg Leslie Durso will talk about creating a “Wellness Kitchen” at 1:30pm on the Green Festival Stage.

+ Lisa Spicka – The Sustainable Food Trade Association Associate Director will be talking about building more sustainable food systems at 4:15pm on the Green Festival Stage.

You can check out the entire speaker schedule here!

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My name is Becky Striepe (rhymes with “sleepy”), and I am a crafts and food writer from Atlanta, Georgia with a passion for making our planet a healthier, happier, and more compassionate place to live. My mission is to make vegan food and crafts accessible to everyone!. If you like my work, you can also find me on Twitter, Facebook, and .

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