Lecture | October 2 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)
Marston presents recent work from an ancient urban center in central Anatolia (modern Turkey), where complex agricultural strategies were employed to adapt to coincident environmental and social change on both local and regional scales.
Seminar 231, Public Finance: "Food Assistance Take-Up and Infant Health: Evidence from the Adoption of EBT"
Seminar | October 14 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
Leah Shiferaw, UCB
Lecture | October 23 | 12-1 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens, Townsend Center
Three-quarters of the seed varieties on earth in 1900 are now extinct, and more than half of the remaining commercial seeds are owned by three large companies. Schapiro examines the fate of our food supply under the pressures of corporate consolidation.
In the Shadow of Slavery: Africas Food Legacy in the Atlantic World - The 23rd Carl O. Sauer Memorial Lecture
Lecture | October 23 | 4 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium
Judith Carney, Department of Geography, UCLA
Department of Geography, Department of African American Studies, Center for African Studies, Center for Research on Social Change, Dept. of Environmental Science, Policy, and Mgmt. (ESPM), Berkeley Food Institute, 400 Years of Resistance to Slavery and Injustice
A striking feature of plantation era history is the number of first-person accounts that credit the enslaved with the introduction of specific foods, all previously grown in Africa. This lecture
lends support to these observations by identifying the crops that European witnesses attributed to slave agency and by engaging the ways that African subsistence staples arrived, and... More >
Lecture | October 25 | 12-1 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden
While many people may think of Californias Central Valley as mostly monocultures of almonds and tomatoes, the landscape is also dotted with small-scale diversified farms. On these farms, you can find 50-100 different types of crops from jujube to jicama, from papaya to moringa, from water spinach to taro, and many more.
Free with Garden Admission; Free for UC Berkeley Students, Staff and Faculty
Tour/Open House | October 27 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | UC Gill Tract Community Farm
Gill Tract Farm Coalition
Gardening work, harvesting, tea, artisan and jewelry pop-ups, advocacy groups, education, food, live music, dancing, indigenous peoples' storytelling, song and drum circle. All are welcome!