Two course at Cal this fall — an artistic workshop that explores food and a journalism class that digs into food and farming matters — offer an edible education to students and the community a large as well.
The Edible Schoolyard’s annual Plant Sale is a Berkeley institution — and/or, as we pointed out on Friday, a little like making a visit to an outdoor Chez Panisse, given Alice Waters’ pivotal role in helping to found and fund the internationally recognized project. After all, as contributing photographer Nancy Rubin points out, where but in Berkeley might one […]
A new global group — with roots here in Berkeley — wants to put the play (and some risk) back in childrens’ outdoor environments.
The end of salad days for some BUSD students? Photo: Rivka Mason This week, Berkeley parents and community members rallied to find ways to secure funds to save the gardening and cooking programs at three local elementary schools. The programs at Malcolm X, Rosa Parks, and Washington, whose combined budgets are $372,000, are threatened because, under existing guidelines, […]
Berkeley is leading the way in edible gardening, according to Sunset's Garden Editor Kathleen Brenzel. Photo: courtesy Sunset Tonight, at Builders Booksource on Berkeley’s Fourth Street, Kathleen Brenzel will introduce the new, ninth, edition of the “Sunset Western Garden Book“, the iconic gardening bible which is in its 80th year. Brenzel, Sunset’s Garden Editor, paused on her busy […]
Cooking and gardening programs at three Berkeley elementary schools may face cuts.
The Center for Ecoliteracy’s new cookbook-guide Cooking with California Food in K-12 Schools aims to improve school food beyond Berkeley.
Alice Waters and Robert Reich discuss the cost of a delicious revolution as part of UC Berkeley’s Edible Education class.
Fundraising efforts for the Edible Schoolyard Project as part of Chez Panisse’s 40th birthday celebrations far exceeds expectations.
Alice Waters stands next to a photographic portrait by Dave Woody which will hang in The Smithsonian. All photos: Christina Diaz Last night, Alice Waters launched the weekend-long fȇte for the restaurant she founded 40 years ago with a portrait unveiling and a food-inspired procession. Chez Panisse, the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery, and the art and […]
Potentially lost in the tsunami of stories of all things Chez Panisse this week — see yesterday’s Berkeleyside Wire and this post today for a fraction of the coverage circulating in anticipation of the 40th anniversary celebrations that start in earnest tonight — is the fact that the weekend long festivities are, at their heart, […]
The Edible Schoolyard display in Maiden Lane in San Francisco on Thursday. Photo: Queena Kim/Bay Citizen The next few days in Berkeley will be all about Alice. You know, Alice Waters. Forty years ago, on August 28, 1971, she opened Chez Panisse in a small shingled building on Shattuck Avenue. The inaugural dinner consisted of […]