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The Resource Center organizes resources around 7 green economy “Sectors” and 7 “Topics.”

Search by sector or by topic, or across all sectors and/or all topics. Or search by keyword at the top right of this page.


How are the Resources Organized?

What are the Criteria?

Resources that are included in the SEED Center have been reviewed by the TAG and meet the following criteria:

  • Accessible and available for colleges to model and/or customize to their local labor markets
  • Not to be used as a means to market individual consultants or their products
  • Promote colleges becoming generally more innovative

Be sure to check out our Toolkits for additional useful resources!

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World Agroforestry Center

The World Agroforestry Centre is part of the alliance of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) centers dedicated to generating and applying the best available knowledge to stimulate agricultural growth, raise farmers’ incomes, and protect the environment. The Centre’s vision is a rural transformation in the developing world as smallholder households strategically increase […]

October 14, 2011

Apprentice/Training from UC Santa Cruz, Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems

Since 1967, This center has offered both academic training and apprenticeships in ecological horticulture, agro-ecology, and organic farming and gardening. Summer sessions are available for educators.

November 12, 2011

DACUM Skills Standards Chart for Urban Food Systems Technician

This DACUM serves as an opportunity to identify specific duties, tasks, knowledge and skills that key stakeholders believe should be expected of graduates earning two-year Associate degrees in the field of Urban Food Systems Technicians. The objective of the DACUM is to understand educational skill standards as a benchmark for performance and workforce success using […]

E3 Washington: Education Network

Educators can join this Network to connect with people building systems of Education for Sustainable Communities, organizations, and leadership teams. Network members can also search programs, events, curriculum, research & reports, jobs, and more for the classroom.

Ecotrust- Food and Farms Program

This website can be used by educators to help students understand how they can build local food networks.

Explore Green Careers in Agriculture and Forestry: CareerOneStop

This website provides information on agriculture and forestry careers related to using natural pesticides, efficient land management or farming, and aquaculture. Educators can utilize this page for information on education & training, certifications, and licenses. CareerOneStop is sponsored by the US Department of Labor.

Food First: Institute for Food and Development Policy

This site provides educators with materials on how our food businesses are structured and subsidized, including materials to understand policy.

Growth from the Ground Up: Community Colleges & Sustainable Food Systems

Educators can download presentations from community colleges on sustainable food systems to utilize in their classrooms. These presentations are from the Community College Alliance for Sustainability.

LiFE Curriculum Series

The Science Education and Nutrition Education programs at the Teachers College at Columbia University collaborated to develop LiFE, a research-based science and nutrition curriculum. The LiFE Curriculum Series can be integrated into both agriculture and culinary courses.  Books are now available by payment only.

NCAT: Sustainable Farming Internships and Apprenticeships

Instructors can use this resource when they are creating curricular materials on career pathways and internships/apprenticeship opportunities. This directory of on-the-job learning opportunities in sustainable and organic agriculture in the U.S. (and some in Canada) has been published since 1989 as a tool to help farmers and apprentices connect with each other.

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