The SEED Center

Resource Center


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 to AACC members
  • Promote colleges becoming generally more innovative

Additionally, be sure to check out our Green Programs!

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Report (NCAT) – Start a Farm in the City

Urban farming is not a new concept, but it is gaining new support among diverse citizen groups all over the country. Schools, colleges, churches, city councils, government agencies, parks departments, anti-hunger groups, healthcare providers, and nonprofit organizations are coming together to give a fresh new meaning to “greening the city.” This site provides practical information for all interested in this topic.

Report (SARE) – What is Sustainable Agriculture?

Check out USDA supported “What is Sustainable Agriculture?”, Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education’s (SARE’s) free award-winning, 12-page sampler of best practices in sustainable agriculture, including profiles of the men and women who are implementing them, then consider applying for your own grant.

Report (USDA) – Making the Transition to Sustainable Agriculture

This technical note provides a conceptual framework for the transition to a more sustainable agriculture. It also includes case studies and information sources on sustainable agriculture.

Santa Cruz Agroecology Institute

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.

Seeds of Solidarity: Resources & Curriculum

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

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 (, 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.

Siting Renewable Energy on Potentially Contaminated Land and Mine Sites

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.

Sustainable Agriculture Education (SAGE)

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.

Sustainable Agriculture Education Association (SAEA)

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.

Sustainable Agriculture Education Concepts

This document provides guidance for educators in the field of Sustainable Agriculture, giving definitions, sample practices, and certificate examples.

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