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ESPM 197 – Experiential Learning through Engagement in Food Systems will be offered in the fall 2019 semester. Contact the instructor, Kathryn De Master <>, for details. In addition, please fill out the Engagement in Food Systems Survey. You may return to this form on an ongoing basis to update their responses.

Students should be prepared to develop a project idea with a partner organization in the first month of the fall and spring semester. Students take the lead in cultivating relationships with their community partners.

Key Partner Organizations

We are developing long-term relationships with community partners. The table below highlights the number of projects that students have done with partner organizations between the Spring 2021 and Spring 2022 semesters of Experiential Learning Through Engagement in Food Systems.

Fresh ApproachPartner OrganizationNumber of Students
Berkeley Student Farms6
Berkeley Unified School District: Garden & Cooking Program3
One Fair Wage3
La Familia Sana2
Fresh Approach2
UC Berkeley Food Pantry / Basic Needs Center2
Conscious Kitchen2
UC Berkeley ASUC Sustainability Commission2
Multinational Exchange for Sustainable Agriculture1
Center for Environmental Research and Children’s Health1
Back to the Roots1
Chapul 1
Food for the People1
Real Good Greens1
Once Upon a Farm1
Community Foods1
Food and Water Watch1
Oakland Unified School District1
Prime Roots1
Stone Pier Press1
UC Berkeley Housing & Dining Sustainability1
UC Berkeley School of Public Health1
Multinational Exchange for Sustainable Agriculture1
Farms to Grow, Inc.1
UC Botanical Garden1
Agriculture and Land-Based Training Association1

A Partial List of Potential Partners in the Bay Area