Berkeley Open Source Food Fund

Berkeley Open Source Food (BOSF), forage.berkeley.edu promotes food equity, sustainability, nutrition, and gastronomy, focusing on increasing the supply of fresh, affordable, nutritious, delicious, drought-resistant, resilient, low-carbon-impact greens. This fund will help BOSF address pressing societal needs through research, education, and outreach. Current projects include mapping the abundance of wild edible plants in urban areas, especially food deserts; testing wild edibles for toxicity and nutrition; promoting urban foraging through education and outreach, including teaching plant identification and publishing field guides; and the creation of a supply chain for wild and feral edible plants to reduce food waste, improve farm yields, and improve nutrition.