Why, yes, of course I'd like a side of charcoal with my burger.

So you missed your opportunity to sign up for Michael Pollan‘s new colloquium-style two-unit class this fall, Edible Education 101: The Rise and Future of the Food Movement. It filled up in minutes. Maybe your stupid smartphone stopped working, or you accidentally spilled some nonfat vegan, gluten-free almond milk, carefully hand-squeezed by grass-fed, humanely raised orphans, across your keyboard.

We understand. We’ve been binge-eating Cheeseboard pizzas and Ici ice cream by the coneful since that fateful day to forget the void that was to be filled with inspiring talks about “organic agriculture, school lunch reform, food safety, animal welfare, hunger and food security, farm bill reform, farm-to-school efforts, urban agriculture, food sovereignty, and local food economies,” too.

But as we just learned, there’s hope yet. Free tickets for the public on a per-class basis (300 seats/ week) will be available starting Aug. 15. Or maybe, just maybe, you could squeeze your way into Wheeler Auditorium during the talks, scheduled for every Tuesday, 6 – 7:30pm. As a Berkeley student, who knows — you might just blend into the crowd. Crazy notion, we know.

Nikki Henderson, executive director of People’s Grocery in West Oakland, will be co-teaching with Pollan. Alice Waters’ Chez Panisse Foundation, soon to be reborn as the Edible Schoolyard Foundation, is co-sponsoring and funding the course.

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Korneli Ostrowski said:
Mar 23, 2012 at 1:10 am