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In Conversation with Our Food Future host: 
Barbara Swartzentruber 

Join us as we talk about all things related to the creation of Canada's first circular food economy.

We’ll probe projects and policies, share the stories behind our work, discuss emerging ideas in the food sector, and introduce you to the people who are working to take our community's vision from theory to action.

Check out a new episode the last Tuesday of every month here, on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

Have an idea for an episode, email us at foodfuture@guelph.ca


Episode 13: Carbon Conversations

Carbon markets. Carbon credits. Carbon offsets. What are they, exactly? It’s all in the latest In Conversation with Our Food Future podcast, hosted by Barb Swartzentruber. Hailey Keating, guest host of our new Snack Bites segment, helps break it down. Then, Barb digs in deeper with guest Aldyen Donnelly, Canada’s leading carbon markets expert.


Episode 12: Circularity on the Market

Julia Grady 10C Executive Director
Leanne McGray, Farmers Market Lead


Episode 12: COIL’s Continuum of Circular Solutions

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Molly Fremes, COIL Program Advisory

Anthony Green, CEO and Co-Founder, Greenhouse Juice

Episode 11: Assessing our Local Food Environment

RachelLisaLisa Needham, Registered Dietitian, Nutritionist, Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health

Rachel Ackford, Health Promotion Specialist, Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health

Episode 10: Turning Point with Tima Bansal

Episode 9: Biomimicry as part of a circular food system

Episode 8: Becoming a circular food business


Episode 7: Circularity and the next generation


Episode 6: Growing the circular food economy with business supports 

Episode 5: Wellington County's perspective on sustainable agriculture practices 

Episode 4: Mapping waste and loss across the regional food system

Episode 3: Business and collaboration in the Circular Economy


Episode 2: Food insecurity and the impact of COVID-19

Episode 1: Our Food Future and the circular economy

You can also listen to In Conversation with Our Food Future, and Big G in Conversation, on Spotify and Apple Podcasts.



Big G in Conversation is the City of Guelph's podcast series.