Berkshire Grown Presents Video Lecture Series on Rise and Future of Food Movement

Michael Pollan (photo by Alia Malley)

Michael Pollan (photo by Alia Malley)

(GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass.) — Edible Education: The Rise And Future Of The Food Movement, a series of videotaped lectures from UC Berkeley with renowned author Michael Pollan (The Omnivore’s Dilemma) and Nikki Henderson of the People’s Grocery, kicks off with “Food as Culture” by visionary artist Peter Sellars, one of the most powerful forces in the performing arts, on October 5, 2011, at 7 pm at the Lecture Center at Simon’s Rock College in Great Barrington, co-hosted by Bard College at Simon’s Rock and Berkshire Grown. Sellars will talk about culture, art, money, life, the food movement, and politics.

An innovative opera, theater and festival director, Peter Sellars is known for groundbreaking interpretations of classic works. In 2011 he staged Nixon in China at the Metropolitan Opera in New York; Hercules at the Lyric Opera of Chicago; The Winds of Destiny at the Ojai Music Festival and Cal Performances; and Griselda at the Santa Fe Opera.

Edible Education: The Rise And Future Of The Food Movement is a series of nine videotaped lectures from UC Berkeley, part of a course coordinated by author Michael Pollan and Nikki Henderson of the People’s Grocery. Speakers include authors Marion Nestle, Politics of Food; Eric Schlosser, Fast Food Nation; and activist and innovative chef Alice Waters. For a list of speakers and topics, visit Berkshire Grown.

Theater director Peter Sellars

Theater director Peter Sellars

The public is invited to sit in on one session or attend the series. Each week, guest speakers will draw on everything from economics and agronomy to sociology, anthropology, and the arts to address different aspects of the food movement including farm bill reform, organic agriculture, school lunch reform, food safety, animal welfare, local food economies and more.

All lectures will be screened at the Lecture Center at Bard College at Simon’s Rock, 84 Alford Rd., Great Barrington, Mass., on Wednesdays at 7 pm.

This free series is generously sponsored by Iredale Mineral Cosmetics and co-hosted by Berkshire Grown and Bard College at Simon’s Rock. The Chez Panisse Foundation helped facilitate. For more information, please visit Edible Education: The Rise And Future Of The Food Movement.


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