Edible Education 101: The Rise and Future of the Food Movement, Jan 26-Apr 27

Monday, January 26, 2015

A UC Berkeley course with live streaming open to the public.

The food system is multi-disciplinary and complex, involving agroecology, agronomy, anthropology, economics, nutrition, sociology, and the arts. In this course, experts on organic agriculture, school lunch reform, food safety, hunger and food security, farm bill reform, farm-to-school efforts, urban agriculture, food sovereignty, and local food economies will offer perspectives making the food system more sustainable and equitable.

Instructor: Garrison Sposito

Co-Hosts: Mark Bittman, Robert Hass

Dates: Lectures will take place on Monday evenings of the Spring 2015 semester, beginning January 26th, from 6:30 to 8:30 PM PST. In person attendance is only open to UC Berkeley students enrolled in the course. (Course # NAT RES/LNS C101)

How to Watch: Each lecture will stream live on the Edible Schoolyard Project’s YouTube Channel and will be archived on the Edible Schoolyard Network.

Sponsors: Edible Education 101 is sponsored by The Edible Schoolyard Project, College of Natural Resources, Berkeley Food Institute, and the UC Berkeley Chancellor’s Office, with support from the Epstein/Roth Foundation.


PART I – “The Trouble with the Food System”
January 26th: “A Brief History of the Modern Food System” with Michael Pollan
February 2nd: “The Ecological Crisis as a Crisis” with Garrison Sposito
February 9th: “The Hands That Feed You” with Eric Schlosser
February 16th: Presidents’ Day (No lecture)
February 23rd: “Linking Farm Policy to Health Policy in the Global Economy” with Marison Nestle
March 2nd: “The Long Green Revolution” with Raj Patel and Mark Bittman (speaker biographies)

PART II – “Getting Back to the Right Food System”
March 9th: “Mimicking Nature: Woodleaf Farm’s Ecological Design” with Carl Rosato and Helen Atthowe
March 16th: “Of Peaches and Power: Myths, Legends, and the Mundane of Family Farming” with Mas Masumoto, Nikiko Masumoto and Robert Hass
March 23rd: Spring Break (No lecture)
March 30th: “Sustainable Farming through Agroecology” with Stephen Gliessman and Mark Bittman

PART III – “Building the Food Movement”
April 6th: “Fixing a Broken Food System: Some Ideas” with Claire Kremen
April 13th: “Teaching Slow Food Values in a Fast Food World: Who Will Grow Tomorrow’s Food and Who Will Be Eating It?” with Alice Waters, Craig McNamara, and Robert Hass
April 20th: “With Liberty, Justice, and Sovereignty for All” with Anim Steel, Sara Mersha, and Mark Bittman
April 27th: “What’s Next for the Food Movement?” with Michael Pollan and Mark Bittman