By the end of this century, there will be 10 billion people living on a planet scorched and drenched by climate change. Already, nearly a billion people are undernourished, while over a billion are overweight. The systems that have brought this about can appear opaque and complex. In this course, we will enlist the skills of economists, agronomists, activists, biologists, farmers, chefs, diplomats, workers, entrepreneurs, parents, poets, and citizens to explain both how food systems work, and how they might be changed.
Tracing the food system through the rise of industrial agriculture at home and abroad, the twelve week course will introduce students to some current and controversial ideas about the future of food, through conversations with some of the leaders of the food movement in Berkeley, the United States, and around the world.
Tickets will be made available to the general public for free, or with a suggested donation, via the Edible Schoolyard website on a first come, first served basis. Registration links will go live on the Tuesday morning before the following Monday’s evening class (e.g. tickets for the first lecture on Monday, January 27 will become available for reservation on Tuesday, January 21 at 10:00am). You may reserve tickets by clicking the “Register” link next to the title of each lecture, or via the events page.