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.
Update as of 3/11/2020:
Our Edible Education 101 course is evolving rapidly due to UC Berkeley campus-wide closures as a result of COVID-19 and Shelter in Place protocols in effect throughout the Bay Area. Professor Rosenzweig and our guest speakers are migrating from our large auditorium lecture format onto an interactive digital platform – Zoom! For now, this platform has a limited number of possible participants, so we are restricting the live streaming of the class to only enrolled students. All lectures on Zoom will be recorded and made available for viewing here on the Thursday following each lecture. Thank you for your continued excitement and support of Edible Education 101!
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.