Programme of talks and workshops, 6th ZeGeVege Festival of Sustainable Living
The novelty of this year’s ZeGeVege festival is the additional programme in the tent behind the stage, which will host cookery workshops, expert counseling, short lectures (talks), practical workshops, short film projections and other educational activities.
Friday, 6th September, 2013
09:00 Doc. dr. sc. Zvonimir Satalic, PBF – Advice on vegan diet
09:30 Projection of short films
10:00 Dr. med. Martina Miklic Bublic – High blood pressure and vegan diet
10:30 Projection of short films
11:00 Prof. Branka Ajredini – Plant based nutrition – healthy nutrition
11:40 Damir Seler – Seed balls (workshop)
12:20 Projection of short films
13:00 Association POBJEDE – Sustainability through a dog's perspective
13:35 Nikolina i Tomislav Deveric – Homemade toothpaste (workshop)
14:00 Nikolina Plenar – Millet with vegetables
14:55 Marijan Galovic – Zero waste society
15:30 Art of the raw – Introduction to raw food
16:15 Zlata Nanic – News from Malinska
17:00 Dunja Gulin – Vegan cakes and cookies
17:35 Gordana Dragicevic – Food production in the city
18:10 Nikolina Plenar – Preparation of falafel (chickpeas)
18:45 Gordana Dragicevic – Wild-growing edible herbs (workshop)
19:30 Vedran Romac – How do people think?
20:00 Dr. sc. Irena Petak, dipl. ing. biol. – What do animals think about?
Saturday, 7th September, 2013
09:00 Projection of short films
09:30 Association Vestigium – Eco-creative workshop for children
11:00 Dragan Surlan – Healthy. Fit. Vegan.
11:30 Mihaela Devescovi - Zucchini spagetti in sauce
12:15 bio&bio organic products shops – Superfood workshop
13:00 Dunja Gulin – Vegan cakes (cookies)
13:35 Repro eko – Production of tofu and seitan
14:15 Zlata Nanic – Healthy homemade long-term food storage
15:00 Dr. sc. Dubravka Novotni, docent – Presentation of Vegetarian food pyramid
15:30 Vedran Romac – A vegan: a call for change
16:15 Art of the raw – Raw food cuisine
Doc. dr. sc. Zvonimir Satalic, PBF – Advice on vegan diet
Professional counseling session during which participants can ask Dr. Zvonimir Satalic, a docent at the Faculty of Food Technology and Biotechnology, questions and can get information about the vegan diet.
Projection of short films
Collection of short documentary films about veganism, health and animal rights.
Dr. med. Martina Miklic Bublic – High blood pressure and vegan diet
Lecture (talk) by Dr. Martina Miklic Bublic about the possibility to regulate high blood pressure by eating a diet which does not include animal sourced foods.
Prof. Branka Ajredini – Plant based nutrition – healthy nutrition
Branka Ajredini, counselor at Magistra – Institution for lifelong learning from Pula, will hold a lecture (talk) about healthy plant-based nutrition and she will present a new training programme which will start this autumn in Zagreb.
Damir Seler – Seed balls (workshop)
Workshop for making seed balls is intended for young and old future gardeners and it is held by the permaculture designer Damir Seler.
Association POBJEDE – Sustainability through a dog's perspective
Activists from the Association Pobjede from Osijek share their experiences in the field of animal rights through their work with abandoned/stray dogs and cats. Come and listen to their story and find out what the dogs from the dog shelter have offered them as a pledge for a better tomorrow.
Nikolina and Tomislav Deveric – Homemade toothpaste (workshop)
Practical workshop in which the visitors can see how to make homemade vegan toothpaste and powder for sore gums.
Nikolina Plenar – Millet with vegetables
Learn how to make a simple and tasteful dish with this unjustly neglected grain. Millet does not contain gluten and it is rich in protein.
Marijan Galovic – Zero waste society
This lecture (talk) dissects one of the problems regarding environmental protection - the waste as a consequence of overproduction and consumption, which also connects to problems in agriculture, industry and industrial pollution, energy and climate change. The waste is very much visible in nature and thus we can and must act on it. Waste management is a very complex issue because, similar to other modern ecological issues, it requires a multi-disciplinary approach, which means that waste management is a dialogue between technological sciences, and social and humanistic sciences in order to find solutions together.
Art of the raw – Introduction to raw food
In this workshop of non-cooking you can see how to prepare, both easily and quickly, raw food dishes which will also satisfy a gourmet’s palate, a critic’s creative eye and a sensitive soul and body, and will also feed every cell of your body. We will prepare several dishes for you, both sweet and salty, without cooking and without animal source foods, so that their nutritious values remain preserved in full.
Zlata Nanic – News from Malinska
Since moving to Malinska, Zlata Nanic continues with her numerous activities which you can find out about directly from the horse’s mouth.
Dunja Gulin – Vegan cakes and cookies
At this workshop you will learn how to bake a juicy sponge cake with no eggs, milk or sugar! Dunja Gulin is the author of the cook book The Vegan Baker and she will share her little secrets for success in baking vegan sweets with you.
Gordana Dragicevic (Parkticipacija, ZMAG) – Food production in the city
From urban gardens to the smallest space on your window sill or balcony, find out how to grow your own lettuce, tomatoes and much more.
Nikolina Plenar – Preparation of falafel (chickpeas)
For those who do not know what falafel and hummus are and how they are prepared, this is an ideal opportunity to learn about these specialties made from chickpeas originating from the Middle East.
Gordana Dragicevic – Wild-growing edible herbs (workshop)
Wild-growing herbs are not weeds, they are quite often edible and medicinal. This mini workshop will introduce you to the world of diverse and healthy herbal foods that grow all around us.
Vedran Romac – How do people think?
The image that we have about ourselves and the image we want to project to others are the biggest obstacles to any personal change. Our conscious rational part often finds the most effective ways to defend those images, and our intelligence is employed to this end. The same mechanisms are strongly pronounced when a person makes a life-changing decision of becoming a vegan. Collecting information and being exposed to the truth of man’s relationship to animals creates a desire to participate in stopping the greatest injustice that the human race is doing on this planet. However, the motivation is only temporary, the same as it works for anything else, and the real crisis sets in when the motivation subsides. The world comes tumbling down and the challenge of giving up rises. The problem just seems too big. We seem just too small. Insignificant. How to approach this personal change? To become and to stay a vegan.
Dr. sc. Irena Petak, dipl. ing. biol. – What do animals think about?
Everyone who lives with an animal recognizes in their eyes a person who can think and feel. Nevertheless, we live in a society that only recognizes the existence of things that can be proved by a science, while scientists have not done researches about the thinking processes and emotions of the animals due to fear of anthropomorphism. In the last twenty years this has changed and we are starting to view the animals in a different way. Who are all the animals? Humans and non-human animals? If it can be proved that a dog can think, can we know what is going on in a bee’s mind? Animals who have learned to communicate with people. Can fish feel pain? The concept of self – experiments with a mirror. What can we say about emotions? Culture of social animals. The lecture (talk) will encompass various examples of communication, cognition and consciousness, emotions, pain and culture of different kinds of animals. There will be a discussion after the lecture.
Association Vestigium – Eco-creative workshop for children
Workshop for children during which they will learn about the importance of waste recycling and how to use it creatively and at the end they will see a short play “Vrecko Smeckic'”.
Dragan Surlan – Healthy. Fit. Vegan.
Find out about nutrition that is based on health and empathy, and how to stay fit. Advice, ideas, and recipes by a psychologist and a trainer Dragan Surlan.
Mihaela Devescovi - Zucchini spaghetti in sauce
Workshop by Mihaela Devescovi, during which you will have an opportunity to learn how to prepare interesting spaghetti made of raw zucchini in an irresistible sauce.
bio&bio organic products shops – Superfood workshop
During the last couple of years nutrition trends have allowed a new category of foods to surface called “superfoods”. The term signifies the foodstuffs that are extremely rich in valuable phytonutrients, which include well known traditional foods like pomegranate, berries and nuts, algae, and some of the “stars” like maca powder, acai berries, goji berries, chia seeds, hempseed oil, coconut oil and linseed oil, ancient grains quinoa, amaranth or cocoa grains, which we have only been imagined for use thus far in processed chocolate. Exceptional nutritional value of these “new”-ancient category of products has drawn increased interest from scientists and the interested public because of the beneficial effect they have on specific organs or on the overall health of a modern man. Superfood workshop will give interested people the opportunity to learn how to quickly and practically prepare foods like maca, hemp, chia and how to enrich their nutrition and take nutrients that today’s processed food lacks.
Dunja Gulin – Vegan cakes (cookies)
If you like crunchy and healthy cookies, come to this workshop and learn how to make them in a vegan version! Dunja Gulin, the author of the cook book The Vegan Baker will share her little secrets for making delicious cookies with you!
Repro eko – Production of tofu and seitan
Workshop organized by a family farm Repro Eko where visitors will find out what tofu and seitan are and how to produce them.
Zlata Nanic – Healthy homemade long-term food storage
Find out how to prepare natural, healthy homemade long-term storage foods without any sugar or preservatives.
Dr. sc. Dubravka Novotni, docent – Presentation of Vegetarian food pyramid
Find out about the nutrient rich foods of plant origin; find out how to simply and adequately plan your diet based on food of plant origin and to increase the quality of your life by applying the vegetarian food pyramid and hearing some nutritional advice by Dr. Dubravka Novotni.
Vedran Romac – A vegan: a call for change
Veganism is a part of one’s identity and everyday practice of everyday life, regardless of social, material, family or any other statuses. It is active even when it does not require special efforts or procedures. To be a vegan is an activity and a dynamic state, a constant change with a powerful influence on everyone near-by. To be a vegan in any kind of environment is a constant call for change. This workshop offers practical vegan procedures in every-day situations, special occasions and in all other situations, such as family lunches and BBQs during company picnics.
Art of the raw – Raw food cuisine
In this workshop of non-cooking you can see how to prepare, both easily and quickly, raw food dishes which will also satisfy a gourmet’s palate, a critic’s creative eye and a sensitive soul and body, and will also feed every cell of your body. We will prepare several dishes for you, both sweet and salty, without cooking and without animal sourced foods, so that their nutritious values remain preserved in full.