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.
CARL ROSATO is the owner of Woodleaf Farm, a California Certified Organic Farm (CCOF) in the Sierra foothills, and is a soils consultant who works with farmers to help them balance soil minerals and design and maintain organic orchards. Carl has done and continues to do on-farm research, including an Organic Farming Research Foundation grant 1992 - 1996 to study organic soil management and brown rot disease control and a WSARE grant 2013-2015 to study Woodleaf's Farm's Insect Suppression and Ecological Soil Management System. In February 2012, Woodleaf Farm received a Steward of Sustainable Agriculture Award at the 32nd Annual EcoFarm Conference. During 2004- 2010, Carl helped to direct, design, and manage the CCOF-funded Going Organic Project. Carl is presently President of the North Valley chapter of CCOF.
HELEN ATTHOWE has an M.S. degree in Horticulture from Rutgers University. She farms with her partner, Carl Rosato, on 26 acres in northern California and works part-time for Oregon State University studying six long-term "eco-organic" farms. For 17 years, Helen was a cooperative extension agent, owning and operating a 30-acre organic-veganic farm in Montana, where she conducted several on-farm research projects, including:
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.