Edible Education 101 at UC Berkeley
Follow along as food system leaders visit the Haas School of Business to present their visions, research, and experiences.


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.

Spring 2020 Course: Soil to Soul

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.

Download the course syllabus for a full schedule of speakers

Attend the February 26th Class

Watch the february 26th LiveStream

About the Course Organizers

WILLIAM ROSENZWEIG is a Fellow at the Institute for Business and Social Impact. In 1990, Will served as founding CEO of The Republic of Tea and has had a prolific career cultivating early-stage companies focused on health and sustainability. He is the recipient of the 2010 Oslo Business for Peace Award and was named one of seven people shaping the future of food by Bon Appetit magazine.


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. 

Lecture Recordings

Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Carla Vernón
Change from Within: How Big Food Can Drive Big Impact
Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Naomi Starkman, Matt Wheeland, Twilight Greenaway
Civil Eats: Food and the Media
Wednesday, February 5, 2020
Tiffany Patton, Whendee Silver, Kristyn Leach, Moretta Browne, Loren Poncia
The What, Why and How of Regenerative Agriculture
Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Dr. Kathleen A. Merrigan
Food, Climate, and Health
Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Alice Waters and Bryant Terry
Slow Food Values in a Fast Food Culture

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