Edible Education 101 - 2017 Course Details

About Edible Education 101
The Edible Education 101 course was created in conjunction with the 40th-anniversary celebration of Chez Panisse Restaurant and Café in Berkeley, California. Alice Waters, founder of Chez Panisse and the Edible Schoolyard Project, launched the course in partnership with the University of California, Berkeley to bring edible education to the university level. The course, a unique hybrid public lecture series and for-credit class, has been offered to undergraduate students and members of the general public since 2011.
The 2017 course was hosted by Will Rosenzweig and Alices Waters. 
Edible Education 101 artwork designed by Julie Van Scoy
Reading List 

Download: 2017 Edible Education 101 syllabus and speakers details (PDF)

January 18th – "Introduction to Edible Education 101: Course Overview and History and Future of Edible Education" with Alice Waters 
  • "The Man Who Planted Trees" by Jean Giono – Read PDF
  • "Why the Food Movement is Unstoppable" by Jonathan Latham, Ph.D. – Read Online
January 25th – "Farming: Food, Soil, Climate and Water" with David Mas Masumoto and AG Kawamura
  • "When tractors replaced horses" by David 'Mas' Masumoto – Read Online
  • "Working with Ghosts in the Field of American Agriculture" by David 'Mas' Masumoto – Read PDF

February 1st – "How Food Policy Shapes US Culture and the Economy" with Robert Reich

  • Chapter one of "Concentration and Power in the Food System" by Philip H. Howard – Read PDF
  • Chapters 1, 2, and 5 of "Saving Capitalism: For the Many, Not the Few" by Robert Reich  – Book Website
February 8th – "Understanding Food Workers and the Food System" with Saru Jayamaran
  • Chapters 1 & 2 of Forked: A New Standard for American Dining by Saru Jayamaran – Book Website
February 15th – "Personalized Health, Nutrition, and the Microbiome" with Christopher Gardner, Bruce German, Justin Sonnenburg
  • "Some of My Best Friends are Germs" by Michael Pollan – Read Online
  • "How the Western Diet has Derailed our Evolution" by Moises Velasquez-Manoff – Read Online
  • "The extinction inside our gut" by Erica Sonnenburg and Justin Sonnenburg – Read Online
  • "Breast-Feeding the Microbiome" By Ed Yong – Read Online
  • "A microbial perspective of human developmental biology" by Mark R. Charbonneau, et al. – Read Online
February 22nd – "The Global Food System: Feeding 9 Billion" with Anna Lappé
  • Readings TBA
March 1st – "Entrepreneurship, Food, and Technology" with Megan Mokri, Kevin Brown, Vijay Karunamurthy, Naomi Starkman
  • "The Future of Food is Food" by Steve Case – Read Online
  • "How foodpreneurs are reinventing your kid's school lunch" by Will Rosenzweig – Read Online
Marth 8th – "The Promise of Transparency in the Food System" with Michael Pollan and Raj Patel
  • "Power Steer" by Michael Pollan – Read Online
  • "Big Food Strikes Back" by Michael Pollan – Read Online
  • "Madeira, Sugar, and the Conquest of Nature in the "First" Sixteenth Century, Park II" by Jason W. Moore – Read PDF
March 15th – Edible Education 101 with Paul Shapiro and Gary Hirshberg
  • "In the Belly of the Beast" by Paul Solotaroff – Read Online
  • "This startup is making real meatballs in a lab without killing a single animal" by Ariel Schwartz – Read Online
March 22nd – "Hidden Kitchens: Telling Stories about Building Community through Food" with Sue Conley and Peggy Smith
  • "King's Candy: A New Orleans Prison Vision" by the Kitchen Sisters – Read Online
  • "A Secret Civil Rights Kitchen: Georgia Gilmore and the Club from Nowhere" by the Kitchen Sisters – Read Online
April 5th – "Food Access, Security, and Sustainability" with Michel Nischan
  • "The Pleasures of Eating" by Wendell Berry – Read Online
  • "Giving the Poor Easy Access to Healthy Food Doesn't Mean They'll Buy It" – Read Online
  • "Slice The Price Of Fruits And Veggies, Save 200,000 Lives?" – Read Online
  • "Individuals May Consider Organic an Important Factor When Defining Healthy Food." – Read Online

April 12th – "Opportunities and Innovations in Food Waste" with Jesse Fink and Dana Gunders

  • "A Roadmap to Reduce U.S. Food Waste by 20 Percent" Executive Summary – Read PDF
  • Introduction and Chapter 1 of Jonathan Bloom's book, "American Wasteland" – Book Website 
  • ReFED short video – Watch Online
April 19th – "UC Berkeley Alumni Making a Difference in Food" with Ali Kelley, Paul Rice, and Aashi Vel
  • Readings TBA
April 26th – "Food Policy and Action: The Future of Food + Course Synthesis" with Sam Kass
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