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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 2016 and Fall 2017 semesters of Experiential Learning Through Engagement in Food Systems.

Partner OrganizationNumber of Students
Berkeley Student Food Collective6
Berkeley Unified School District: Garden & Cooking Program5
Acta Non Verba4
Centers for Educational Equity and Excellence4
Fresh Approach3
Multinational Exchange for Sustainable Agriculture3
Prime Roots3
Back to the Roots2
Berkeley Food Institute2
City of Berkeley2
HOPE Collaborative2
Alameda Point Collaborative1
Altieri Lab1
Bowles Lab1
Laney College Edible Garden1
Kremen Lab1
Los Angeles Community Garden Council1
Mandela Marketplace1
Nutrition Policy Institute1
Pesticide Action Network1
People’s Park garden1
Plant Based Food Association1
Project Open Hand1
Real Food Media1
Real Food Stories1
UC Berkeley School of Public Health1
SF Greenhouse Project1
Sustainable Economies Law Center1
UC Gill Tract Community Farm1
Urban Tilth1
Veritable Vegetable1
Yellow Seed1

A Partial List of Potential Partners in the Bay Area