Nov 08

Real Dirt Author Harry Stoddart speaking at the University of Guelph Nov 26th

The event is on campus at PJs at 7:00pm on Tuesday, November 26th. Thank you to the UofG Student Chapter of Slow Food for hosting the event.

Eating Our Way to a Flourishing Future
Your food choices are transforming the planet, for better or worse. What choices lead to a flourishing future? What choices are diminishing the future? Sixth-generation Ontario farmer Harry Stoddart will connect the dots between what we choose to eat and the solutions to major challenges facing society. Find out how your diet can transform agriculture into humanity’s most effective tool in our fight against climate change, preserving biodiversity and ecosystems, and in the fight against hunger.

Harry is a graduate of the University of Guelph with both a B. Sc.(Agr.) and M.Sc. in agricultural economics. Harry, his wife Silvia, and their children currently raise 100% grass-fed beef and lamb on certified organic pastures north east of Toronto. Their agricultural pursuits have included a conventional farrow-to-finish hog and cash-crop operation, 2000 acres of certified organic grain crops and 5 acres of certified organic vegetables. Harry is an Associate of The George Morris Centre, a faculty member in the Sustainable Agriculture Program at Fleming College in Lindsay, and author of the insightful new book, Real Dirt – An Ex-industrial Farmer’s Guide to Sustainable Eating.

Praise for Real Dirt: An Ex-industrial Farmer’s Guide to Sustainable Eating:
You completely ignore every orthodoxy, which allows you to speak about both with unusual credibility. It’ll piss everybody off, I’m sure, but I found it very persuasive on many points. Also well written and clear and funny. Congratulations– it’s an important contribution to the conversation.
– Michael Pollan, International best-selling author of Omnivore’s Dilemma and Cooked

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