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June 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Attend Deep Dish Dialogues to learn about local food production and procurement. Guests for this event include Dr. Sara Epp, an Assistant Professor in Rural Planning & Development at the University and a local chef. Together they will discuss the benefits of sourcing local food and barriers to local food production in Ontario.

This Deep Dish Dialogue event is in special partnership with the Ontario Agricultural College in celebration of their 150th Anniversary. The Ontario Agricultural College has been a powerhouse of innovation and education in food, agriculture, communities and the environment. We look forward to featuring this expertise in Deep Dish Dialogues.

Register now to attend this event in-person at the Anita Stewart Memorial Food Lab at the University of Guelph or online on Thursday, June 27 from noon to 1 p.m.

Deep Dish Dialogues is a monthly event series that showcases chefs and food experts diving into impactful subjects. Each episode features new guests and a recipe connected to the topic. In the session, the audience has the chance to learn how to make new dishes while learning more about food. This series is brought to you by the University of Guelph’s Arrell Food Institute and the School of Hospitality, Food and Tourism Management at the Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics. View previous episodes of Deep Dish Dialogues here

About Sara Epp

Dr. Sara Epp is an Assistant Professor in the School of Environmental Design and Rural Development. Her areas of research include social and agricultural planning in northern and southern Ontario, examining issues related to farmland loss, agricultural viability, land use conflicts and social aspects of rural life. Sara has a diverse background in agricultural planning, including measuring farmland loss in the Greater Golden Horseshoe, exploring the value of Agricultural Advisory Committees within southern Ontario and planning for agricultural expansion and local food development in northern Ontario.


MacDonald Institute
68 MacDonald Street
Guelph, Ontario N1G1Y1 Canada

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Room Number
Anita Food Stewart Lab
Event is open to
U of G students, U of G faculty and staff