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The mission of the Center for Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems is to research, develop, and advance sustainable food and agricultural systems that are environmentally sound, economically viable, socially responsible, non-exploitative, and that serve as a foundation for future generations. The Center produces a variety of publications for researchers, farmers, students, educators, and home gardeners. Much of this material, including a Sustainable Agriculture Curriculum, is available for free download
. It includes materials on how to connect college food systems with local farmers.
Curricular for youth on growing food and sustainability. Be sure to review the Food for the SOL Curriculum
an 82 page resource to further develop your sustainability curriculum.
Shelburne Farms offers a variety of professional development opportunities for both formal and non-formal educators. Each program is designed to give educators the confidence, motivation and skills they need to integrate science, agricultural, sustainability and natural resource topics into their curricula. Their work includes the Shelburne Farms’ Sustainable Schools Project (http://www.sustainableschoolsproject.org/about), a dynamic new model for school improvement and civic engagement. The program is designed to help schools use sustainability as an integrating context for curriculum, community partnerships, and campus practices. Emphasis is more on K-12 but is still useful.
EPA is encouraging renewable energy development on current and formerly contaminated land and mine sites when it is aligned with the community’s vision for the site. This initiative identifies the renewable energy potential of these sites and provides other useful resources for communities, developers, industry, state and local governments or anyone interested in reusing these sites for renewable energy development.
SAGE (Sustainable Agriculture Education) is working to develop urban edge agriculture, and engage diverse regional populations with the sustainable agriculture movement in California. View this website for regional website links, project information and regional specific curriculum geared to k12.
Compiling educational materials about sustainable agriculture, SAEA provide opportunities (workshops, symposia, conferences, short courses, etc.) to learn about and develop sustainable agriculture education programs, publishes information about sustainable agricultural education information, hosts national conferences to provide forums for professional development, networking, and advocacy activities. Supported by Cornell University and Kellogg.
This document provides guidance for educators in the field of Sustainable Agriculture, giving definitions, sample practices, and certificate examples.
If you are you an educator looking to collaborate with farmers on sustainable agriculture, this organization provides periodic grants for the Northeast region of the United States.
This magazine covers commercial scale organic and sustainable farming.
The Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) provides Fact Sheets, Curricula and Courses, Educator Curriculum Guides, and a National Continuing Education Program online course in Sustainable Agriculture. This program offers competitive grants for ideas in farming that improve profits, stewardship and the vibrancy of farm communities. Grants range from smaller short-term projects of $15,000 or less to larger, multi-year projects ranging from $30,000 to $250,000. View their Learning Center: (http://www.sare.org/Learning-Center). Also View: )http://www.sare.org/Professional-Development/Educator-Curriculum-Guides) And: ( http://www.sare.org/Learning-Center/Courses-and-Curricula/National-Continuing-Education-Program)
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