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 UC 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 for three semesters since  2011.
 

 

2014 COURSE DESCRIPTION

By the end of this century, there will be 10 billion people living on a planet scorched and drenched by climate change. Already, nearly a billion people are undernourished, while over a billion are overweight. The systems that have brought this about can appear opaque and complex. In this course, we will enlist the skills of economists, agronomists, activists, biologists, farmers, chefs, diplomats, workers, entrepreneurs, parents, poets, and citizens to explain both how food systems work, and how they might be changed.

Tracing the food system through the rise of industrial agriculture at home and abroad, the twelve week course will introduce students to some current and controversial ideas about the future of food, through conversations with some of the leaders of the food movement in Berkeley, the United States, and around the world.

 

2014 LECTURES

PART I – CHALLENGES OF THE FOOD SYSTEM

PART II – MOVEMENTS IN THE FOOD SYSTEM

 

2014 LECTURE READINGS

Lecture readings are posted next to each lecture description.

 

LECTURE RECORDINGS AVAILABLE

Each lecture is available for free through the Edible Schoolyard Project's Vimeo channel and on the Edible Schoolyard Network. Recording links are also be posted next to each lecture description.

 

SPONSORS

The Edible Schoolyard Project and UC Berkeley Food Institute, with support from Stephen Silberstein, the Epstein/Roth Foundation, 11th Hour Project, Loker Foundation, and Bar-Lev Associates.