Get Involved


Upcoming Events

“Come from Away:” Newfoundland and Labrador’s Food Security Dilemma

March 12, 12:30 pm

Dr. Catherine Keske is a professor of management of complex systems in the School of Engineering at UC Merced. She is an agricultural economist and social scientist who studies sustainable food, energy, and waste systems. This presentation illuminates past and current complexities of Newfoundland and Labrador’s unique food system and covers recent efforts to expand agricultural production within the province.

Gilroy’s Food Justice Vision: Making the City’s Equity Goals a Reality

Community Meeting
March 21, 5:30 – 7:00 pm

Berkeley Food Institute’s faculty directors, Dr. Charisma Acey and Dr. Susana Matias, and recent Master of City Planning graduate Katherine Fallon, conducted research and developed a database to track city and county efforts to design and implement equitable food access policies. We’ve taken their research on the road with our third stop being in Gilroy, California at Gilroy High School.

La Visión de Justicia Alimentaria de Gilroy

Reunión Comunitaria
21 de marzo, 2024, 5:30 – 7:00 pm PST

Invitamos al publico aprender cómo la ciudad de Gilroy implementó la Ley 1000 del Senado de California: Planificación de Comunidades Saludables y cuales medidas se podrán tomar para mejorar el acceso alimentaria saludable para todos.

Diasporic Foods: An exploration of ongoing food relationships and connections

4th Annual Food Systems Conference
April 5-6, 2024

Diaspora refers to the dispersion of a group of people from their homelands. Traditional food cultivation, preparation, and consumption can be strong sources of connection and grounding to both ancestral and current lands of diasporic peoples. The migrations of ideas and practices due to diasporic events has impacted the food system across the globe. The objective of the conference is to connect scholars, community members, educators, artists, practitioners, and policy makers through narratives and discussions of the histories, existence, impacts, and futures of diasporic events and communities through the lens of food. Organized by the Food Institute Graduate Council at UC Berkeley.

Past Events