2021 Impact Report

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Senior Nutrition in a Pandemic: The California Great Plates Delivered Program

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Marie Veranda and Jessie Huerta preparing food for Great Plates Program. Photo by Robert Eliason

UC Gill Tract Summer Short Courses

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Urban Agroecology Policy Brief

An Essential Resource
Bluma Flower Farms operates a rooftop garden in Berkeley. Photo by Alana Siegner.

Berkeley Student Farms Feature

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The Daily Californian: Environmental Design gift gives students debt relief, path to public service

The Fast Company: How COVID-19 had fed the dream of growing food at home

Local News Matters Bay Area: Revisiting the ‘Occupy the Farm’ doc: UC Berkeley farm saved in 2012 faces new threat

SELF Magazine: 8 Ways We Can Actually Increase Food Access Nationwide

Congratulations Writing Contest Winners!

Undergraduate:
Hannah Frances Johannon: Foraging in the Face of Covid
Casey Dai: Eating is Believing: Exploring the Boundaries and Duality of Cultural Assimilation with Li-Young Lee
Yvonne Liu: From Dumplings to Chicken Nuggets
Graduate:
Cameron Nielsen: Urban Farmers in Richmond
Benjamin Fields: Mon Nouritture, Soul Food
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The Berkeley Food Institute strives to transform food systems to expand access to healthy, affordable food and promote sustainable and equitable food production. We empower new leaders with the capacity to cultivate diverse, just, resilient, and healthy food systems.