Follow Mark Bittman as he takes a walk on the wild side with two UC Berkeley researchers as they pick and taste edible weeds from the streets of Oakland. By collecting data on their interactive website, Philip Stark and Tom Carlson want to boost awareness about urban foraging and the nutritional value of wild edibles found throughout neighborhoods in the East Bay. Mark also chats with Bob Cannard, a trailblazing farmer who teaches students, aspiring farmers and gardeners how to cultivate weeds by building up good soil and shares his bounty with restaurants like Chez Panisse in Berkeley.
UC's Global Food Initiative: http://universityofcalifornia.edu/global-food-initiative
Berkeley Food Institute: http://food.berkeley.edu