In 2012, Erin Red co-founded the inaugural event for The Seed: A Vegan Experience.  It was a two-day all-vegan event held on June 16th and 17th in SoHo, New York City, featuring world-renowned speakers, dozens of animal and earth-friendly vendors, film screenings, live demonstrations and performances, a cruelty-free craft fair, and much more.  The show was a phenomenal success, both publicly and professionally.  

Though our intention was to proceed with a yearly event as well as other ventures in the vegan community, Erin Red was quite unexpectedly dismissed from the organization via email less than one week after our hugely successful debut.  For more details, please refer to Erin Red’s blog post on the matter.

While Erin Red is no longer affiliated with 82Mercer or HSRCorp (the corporations behind The Seed), she continues to advise and assist with numerous vegan-related events all over the country.  Should the right opportunity come along, Erin Red looks forward to rebuilding The Seed… from the soil, up.  In the meantime, please enjoy her collection of photos, info and reviews of The Seed’s 2012 debut!

Photos

The Seed's banner hangs over Mercer Street in NYC

The Seed’s banner hangs over Mercer Street in NYC
The Seed's bright green tote bag, to be stuffed with vegan goodies

The Seed’s bright green tote bag, to be stuffed with vegan goodies
The Seed's Main Stage Speakers, Day 1

The Seed’s Main Stage Speakers, Day 1
Speaker Colleen Patrick-Goudreau in action

Speaker Colleen Patrick-Goudreau in action
A packed house on Day 1

A packed house on Day 1
Cruelty-free makeup artist Melisser Elliott demonstrates vegan beauty

Cruelty-free makeup artist Melisser Elliott demonstrates vegan beauty
Plant-based artist Nargus Harounzadeh working on her live installation

Plant-based artist Nargus Harounzadeh working on her live installation
 with Red Radio supporter Rebecca Wright

with Red Radio supporter Rebecca Wright
with Colleen Patrick-Goudreau and husband David

  with Chloe Jo Davis and gorgeous vegan sons Panther (right) and Freedom (in utero)

With Chloe Jo Davis and gorgeous vegan sons Panther (right) and Freedom (in utero)
With Yoli Ouiya

With Jasmin Singer and Mariann Sullivan of Our Hen House

With Jasmin Singer and Mariann Sullivan of Our Hen House
With Twitter Buddy Alex, aka @VeganTweeter

With Twitter Buddy Alex, aka @VeganTweeter
With Red Radio supporter Matt Salerno

With Red Radio supporter Matt Salerno
With Rich Roll

With Marisa Miller Wolfson and beautiful vegan boy Gabriel (in utero)

With Marisa Miller Wolfson and beautiful vegan boy Gabriel (in utero)
My mysteriously disappearing co-founder credit, formerly on TheSeedExperience.com

My mysteriously disappearing co-founder credit, formerly on TheSeedExperience.com
The Seed Press Release

The Seed Press Release (.doc)

Press

ChoosingRaw.com:  “A Day at The Seed: A Vegan Experience” by Gena Hamshaw

BlogHer.com:  “The Seed: A Vegan Experience in New York City June 16 & 17″ by J.L. Fields

BlogHer.com: “The Seed: Truly a Vegan Experience for Everyone!” by J.L. Fields

Examiner.com:  “The Seed Makes Vegan Palatable For All” by Rache Northrop

James-McWilliams.com:  “Spreading The Seed Experience” by James McWilliams

MFABlog.com:  “Planting the Seed of Compassion in the Big Apple” by Nathan Runkle

SuperVegan.com:  “What I Seed at The Seed NYC” by Jason Das

Groupon.com:  Merchants Listing for The Seed: A Vegan Experience

FromAtoVegan.com:  “The Seed: A Vegan Experience” by Chris Lucas

VeganAmericanPrincess:  “The Seed: A Vegan Experience” by Debby Sunshine

JerseyCityVegan.com:  “The Seed: A Vegan Experience” by Emily Monus

MattThatVegan.com:  “The Seed Experience, Day 1″ and “The Seed Experience, Day 2″ by Matt Salerno

ThisDishIsVegetarian.com: “The Seed: WHAT a Vegan Experience!” by Fianna MacGregor

VeganMainstream.com:  “Feature Interview: The Seed” by Emma Laroque

VeggieGirl.com:  “The Seed, A Vegan Experience” by Dianne Wenz

FromSproutsToSupper.blogspot.com: “The Seed – MY Vegan Experience” by evelyn

VeganUnder.wordpress.com:  “The Seed: The Verdict on my Vegan Experience” by George

JolitaBrilliant.com:  [VIDEO] Clips from The Seed, Vegan Experience Event! NYC

VeganWorldTrekker.com: “Vegan Food Trucks, Doughnuts &Sights in NYC!”

RaisingVegKids.com:  “Raising Vegan Kids Presentation at The Seed Event in NYC” by Robyn Moore

MyCharmedVeganLife:  “Our First Vegan Experience!” by Angel Neill

DifferencesMag.org:  “Sowing Love and Food at ‘The Seed’” by Jessica Bender

VeganCynic.wordpress.com:  “Veganniversary: Year Three” by Daria Zeroli

JesseAnneO.blogspot.com:  “Field Trip: Who’s the Fairest of Them All @ The Seed” by Jesse O

TheHippieGypsy.com:  “Traveling Vegan: The Seed: A Vegan Experience”

The Seed on Red Radio:

EP15:  Erin Red announces the event

EP23:  Meet the Ladies of The Seed

EP29:  All about The Seed; pre-event show

EP30:  Erin Red recaps the event

EP33:  Erin Red announces her departure from The Seed