Students in a lesson in the Student Organic Garden

Student Groups

There are many student-led groups on campus working on food issues—from food security to food innovation, growing your own food to reducing waste of food. Scroll down for a list of student groups across campus, and find the one that’s right for you!

Funding for Student-run Events

BFI has a small annual budget for supporting the activities of UC Berkeley food and agriculture-related student groups. If you are interested in obtaining financial support from BFI, please fill out the simple application form here.

BFI Student Councils

The Food Institute Graduate Council (FIGC) at Berkeley (also known as the BFI Grad Council) is a cross-disciplinary hub for Berkeley masters and doctoral students interested in food systems issues. FIGC helps inform the Berkeley Food Institute’s work by giving vital guidance on UC Berkeley’s student-related food systems programs to promote BFI’s mission of empowering new leaders with the capacity to cultivate diverse, just, resilient, and healthy food systems.

The current chairs are Rosario Torres and Nani Conklin.

To get involved in the Graduate Council, email

Undergraduate fellow Isabel Martin provides guidance on undergraduate programs and events. Contact Isabel to provide feedback to BFI at