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 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 for four semesters since 2011.
The 2015 course is instruced by Garrison Sposito and co-hosted by Mark Bittman and Robert Haas.
Garrison Sposito, "The Ecological Crisis as a Crisis of Agriculture"
Marion Nestle, "Linking Farm Policy to Health Policy in the Global Economy"
GARRISON SPOSITO is Betty & Isaac Barshad Professor, Emeritus, and Chancellor's Professor, Emeritus, at Berkeley. Professor Sposito, whose academic degrees are in agriculture, has been elected a Fellow of six international scientific societies and received many honors for his teaching and research in soil and water science, including the Soil Science Research Award of the Soil Science Society of America, the Robert E. Horton Medal of the American Geophysical Union for outstanding contributions to hydrology, and designation as a "Legend in Environmental Chemistry" by the American Chemical Society, the world's largest scientific organization.
Marion Nestle is Paulette Goddard Professor in the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health at New York University, which she chaired from 1988-2003. She is also Professor of Sociology at NYU and Visiting Professor of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell. Her Ph.D. in Molecular Biology and MPH in Public Health Nutrition are both from UC Berkeley. Her research examines scientific and societal influences on food choice, obesity, and food safety, emphasizing the role of food marketing. She is the author of several prize-winning books, most notably Food Politics, What to Eat, and Eat, Drink, Vote: An Illustrated Guide to Food Politics. She has received many awards and was named Public Health Hero by the UC Berkeley School of Public Health. From 2008 to 2013, she wrote a monthly Food Matters column for the San Francisco Chronicle. She blogs daily (almost) at www.foodpolitics.com, and tweets @marionnestle.
Edible Education 101 is presented by the Edible Schoolyard Project, UC Berkeley Food Institute, College of Natural Resources, and UC Global Food Initiative with support from the UC Berkeley's Chancellor's Office, and the Epstein-Roth Foundation.
Edible Education 101 artwork designed by Julie Van Scoy.