Google Hangout with Claire Kremen
This is our fourth Google Hangout featuring lecturers from UC Berkeley's School of Journalism course, Edible Education 103. During this live video chat, selected participants have the opportunity to ask questions of the guest speakers.Question Authors are:Heather Taylor, a preschool garden teacher in Berkeley who started a website dedicated to outdoor education called.Geoff Palla, the garden manager and head teacher at the Edible Schoolyard Berkeley.Stacey Slate, the community outreach manager at The Edible Schoolyard Project.Featured Lecturer is:Claire Kremen, a conservation biologist and professor of environmental science, policy, and management at UC Berkeley's College of Natural Resources. Her applied research advances the fields of ecology, biodiversity, and agriculture. In September 2007 she was named a MacArthur Fellow and was recognized for her pioneering studies of the behavior of bees and other natural pollinators, and their critical role in the global human food supply. The studies showed that the ability of native bees to pollinate farm crops adequately is dependent on their access to natural habitats, underscoring the importance of restoring and protecting natural environments on farms. Her studies have found that one-third of the world's crop production relies upon pollinators. Claire is the founder of the Center for Diversified Farming on the UC Berkeley campus, which facilitates and coordinates faculty research in alternatives to industrialized agriculture and monocrops.