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!

Download the course syllabus for a full schedule of speakers

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, May 6, 2020
Michael Pollan
The Food Movement Past Present and Future
Wednesday, April 29, 2020
Himanshu Gupta, Christine Moseley, Kimberlie Le
Food Systems Entrepreneurs Showcase
Wednesday, April 22, 2020
José Andrés
Feeding the World in Need
Wednesday, April 15, 2020
Anna Lappé
Food System Disruptions and Opportunities
Wednesday, April 8, 2020
Dana Gunders, Dan Kurzrock, Sandra Curtis
Taking Action on Food Waste
Wednesday, April 1, 2020
Dr. David Eisenberg, Dr. Linda Shiue, Liz Fitzgerald, Aurora Sanchez
Culinary Literacy, Nutrition and Medicine
Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Sophie Egan, Casey Gleason, Lam Le, Raja Ramachandran
Conscious Eating and Transparency
Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Beth Rattner, Will Rosenzweig
Growing Our Own Lessons from the Garden
Wednesday, March 4, 2020
Karen Ross, Anthony Myint, Karen Leibowitz
People for Better Policy: Restore California Leads the Way
Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Samantha Tannor, Jose Alonso, Mallika Chawla, Rohini Banskota, Maria Balcazar Tellez, Aaron Hall, Effie Rawlings, Elaine Hsu, Jessica Heiges
Food System Changemakers @Berkeley
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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