Meet Them Mondays: Seed Food & Wine Week co-founder Alison Burgos

Alison Burgos is the co- founder of Seed Food & Wine Week.

When she became diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis in 2008, she was confined to a wheelchair from 2011 to 2012, then underwent knee replacement surgery, followed by six months of physical rehabilitation to be able to walk again. Becoming more conscious of what she put into her body, she began consuming more fruits and vegetables, until adopting the plant-based diet she eats today.

Realizing that changing her diet had put the spring back in her step, along with her wife Michelle Gaber and Burgos saw the opportunity to teach others how to eat their way to better health. As a foodie, and highly aware of the burgeoning foodie scene in Miami, they realized that with Burgos extensive experience as an event producer, that organizing the first of its kind plant-based food and wine festival was the best way to educate as well as enlighten others.

Host Christian Portilla @RoamFreeWrites will be in conversation MONDAY, October 22 from 7-8 p.m. speaking with Alison about her journey back to health and her struggles to stay there, how a plant based lifestyle changed her life and how @SeedFW was created.

Tune into to listen live in the studio or download the joltradio app. You can also listen to the show after on Apple Podcasts / Meet Them Mondays | Soundcloud | Mixcloud | Stitcher and watch them on Facebook live via the Meet Them Mondays FB page.

For more information or to attend Seed Food & Wine Week visit

Tickets start at $25