Update: spaces for the first lecture are gone, but the video will be posted at vimeo.com/album/2192316.
I admit: I could happily watch Michael Pollan talk about pretty much anything. This is why I’ve spent the last few minutes on the Edible Schoolyard website, waiting for it to be 10:00 so I could register for the first lecture in the new Edible Education series. And when I say “waiting,” I mean clicking on the “register” link over and over to see if it was live yet, so I could get my ticket before all the spaces were gone.
Aaaaaand… Okay, I’m signed up. Now that I’ve got my ticket, I can tell the rest of you about it.
Michael Pollan and The Edible Schoolyard are back with another series of Edible Education lectures, starting next Monday, January 27.
This year’s series, Edible Education 101: the Rise and Future of the Food Movement, is being co-taught with Raj Patel. A dozen lectures by some of the the food movement’s top names will explore the world’s food system, what’s broken, and how we might fix it. (Full schedule below.)
Live in the SF Bay Area? How to attend
Lectures will take place in Berkeley, CA on Monday evenings from 6:30-8:30, beginning January 27th.
Locals can get free tickets (donation suggested) for each lecture starting the Tuesday before. To reserve your space, click on the name of the lecture you want to attend. On the course website, just above the lecture description, click the word Registration.
Live elsewhere? How to watch the lectures online
PART I – CHALLENGES OF THE FOOD SYSTEM
- JAN 27 Michael Pollan: The Rise of Industrial Agriculture
- FEB 3 Raj Patel: The Green Revolution and the Economics of the Food System
- FEB 10 Brenda Eskenazi and Tyrone Hayes: The Chemistry and Biology of the Industrial Food System
- FEB 24 Joan Dye Gussow and Michael Moss: Consumerism, Marketing, and Health
- MAR 3 Olivier De Schutter: The Food Wars Across the Globe
- MAR 10 Wayne Pacelle: Animals and the Food System
- MAR 17 Alice Waters, Cynthia Rosenzweig, and Courtney White, interviewed by Anna Lappé: Agriculture and Climate Change
PART II – MOVEMENTS IN THE FOOD SYSTEM
- MAR 31 Joel Salatin: Reinventing the Farm
- APR 7 Ron Finley: Urban Adaptation and Edible Education
- APR 14 Pamela Ronald: Plant Genetic Engineering and the Future of Food
- APR 21 Greg Asbed, Lucas Benitez, and Saru Jayaraman: The Hands That Feed Us: Labor in the Food System
- APR 28 Gail Myers, Nikiko Masumoto, and Annabelle Lenderink: The New Face of American Agriculture: Women Farmers
- MAY 5 Michael Pollan and Raj Patel: Course Synthesis