T he Edible Education 101 course was created in conjunction with the 40th-anniversary celebration of Chez Panisse Restaurant 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.
Edible Education 101 is a hybrid public lecture series and for-credit class. It has been offered to undergraduate students and members of the public for nine semesters since 2011.
About the Course Organizers
ALICE WATERS is a 1967 graduate of UC Berkeley and the founder of Chez Panisse and The Edible Schoolyard Project. She is respected as one of the most influential people in the world of food in the past 50 years and is a recipient of many honors including the 2014 National Humanities Medal, presented by President Obama.
Spring 2021: Seasons of Social Justice
At EE 101, the class sessions, readings and assignments aim to guide students to develop food-systems intelligence— a personal understanding of how the diverse facets of the food system relate and depend on one another, especially one's own role as a participant in the food system and how individual and collective choices, actions, behaviors, policies and public and private interests affect it.
Through this year’s theme, we will grow our understanding from the ground up, learning from leading thinkers and doers about how we can transform the food system to become healthier and more sustainable and just. We will sit with histories and questions about inequities and power in food systems and highlight evidence-based innovations and entrepreneurial solutions throughout the semester. Through the course of EE 101, students will develop creative and effective plans at an individual, local, national, or global scale to improve, and possibly transform our food system.
This semester, the course will be conducted entirely on Zoom. Sessions will be streamed live each week and posted on this page following each class.