Last year the work of the Edible Schoolyard Project migrated from elementary, middle, and high school to the halls of UC Berkeley with a course called Edible Education 101: The Rise and Future of the Food Movement. The results were awesome, and this year, the class is back again. Headlined by food movement visionary speakers like Michael Pollan, Marion Nestle, Raj Patel, of course, Alice Waters and many others, each lecture paints part of the picture of how we got to where we are in our food system today and what we can do to change that for the better.
The course is split into three different sections: "The Trouble with the Food System", "Getting Back to the Right Food System", and "Building the Food Movement." About a third of the way through the semester now, videos of the lectures are punctually posted for those of us who are not fortunate enough to sit in person. Convening at 6:30 PST, lectures are also streamed.
You can watch Michael Pollan’s introductory course here, in which he explains a brief history of food and the food movement. A great context setter for the course and anyone with an interest in food.
Edible Education 101 at UC Berkeley via The Edible Schoolyard Project
Edible Education 101: Michael Pollan (2015) via The Edible Schoolyard Project
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