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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University of Wisconsin Madison Sustainable Agricultural Center

See the educational resources at the Sustainable Agriculture Resource Center at the University of Wisconsin Madison

Urban Nutrition Initiative (UNI)

The Agatston Urban Nutrition Initiative (UNI) is a program of University of Pennsylvania’s Netter Center for Community Partnerships to address issues of poor nutrition and physical fitness in West Philadelphia. UNI’s activities are fully integrated into the university-assisted community school model. UNI organizes school day, after school and summer learning opportunities for more than 10,000 students and their families at 20 public schools in Philadelphia. UNI’s ecological approach to nutrition education includes hands-on experiences for students to grow, cook, consume and sell healthy foods. UNI has in-school “Eat Right Now” programs and “UNI Youth Development” programs.

USDA Alternative Farming Systems Information Center (AFSIC)

U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Alternative Farming Systems Information Center (AFSIC) specializes in identifying resources about sustainable food systems and practices in support of USDA’s effort to ensure a sustainable future for agriculture and farmers worldwide. AFSIC has a directory that contains links to online searchable databases that pertain, in some degree, to sustainable/alternative agriculture. The directory contains book and article citations and abstracts, research project descriptions, full-text documents and spreadsheets, organizational contact information, plant and animal production information, and other kinds of data.

USDA Economic Research Service: Food Environment Atlas

The objectives of the Atlas are to assemble statistics on food environment indicators to stimulate research on the determinants of food choices and diet quality and to provide a spatial overview of a community’s ability to access healthy food and its success in doing so.

USDA National Agricultural Library – Sustainable Agriculture: Definitions and Terms

Review this publication from the USDA Alternative Farming Systems Information Center which strives to illustrate the commonality and some of the controversy that defining such a goal entails, and it includes brief descriptions of the methodologies and practices currently associated with sustainable agriculture.

USDA: Educational and Training Opportunities in Sustainable Agriculture

This section of the USDA National Agricultural Library provides information on colleges, universities, associations and organizations that train or conduct research in the sustainable agriculture sector.(Updated: June 2012)

USDA: National Agricultural Library – Catalog

The USDA’s National Agricultural Library Catalog is a great resource for books on articles in the field of Sustainable Agriculture as well as many other resources. Search this database for particular topics of interest.

USDA: National Agricultural Library – Sustainability in Agriculture

Sustainable food systems integrate many disciplines, goals and agricultural practices. On this webpage, find guides and links to sustainable agriculture information related to: Definitions and History, Environmental Laws and Policy, Economic and Social Issues, and Food Choices and Security.

USDA: Organic Farm Production Data Sets

This website provides data on the growth of the organic industry, including organic livestock, vegetables, fruits, grains, and more. This site also list USDA accredited organic certification programs.

USDA: Sustainability in Agriculture – Definitions and History

This section of the USDA National Agricultural Library provides definitions and history of sustainable agriculture. Explore a variety of approaches and practices, current and past, to appreciate where agriculture is going in the future.

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