Edible Education 101
This UC Berkeley course brings edible education to the college level, exploring the future of food, its diverse systems, and movements.


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 seven semesters since 2011.

1. Current Course 

Edible Education 101 explores the future of food, its diverse systems, and movements. The course is weekly lecture series that brings renown experts – leading academics and practitioners – to UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business to share their visions, research, and experiences about food and its critical role in our culture, well-being, and survival.

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2. Video Archives 

Our Edible Education 101 archive includes lecture recording from past semesters. Lecture topics have included organic agriculture, food safety, hunger, farm bill reform, farm-to-school initiatives, agroecology, labor in the food system, urban agriculture, food sovereignty, and local food economies.