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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Chicago Advocates for Urban Agriculture and Job Training for the Disadvantaged: Growing Home

Growing Home provides transitional employment and training for individuals in Chicago facing multiple barriers to securing permanent and unsubsidized employment through a social enterprise business based on organic agriculture.

Community Food Security Coalition: Competitive Grants Program

The USDA’s Community Food Projects (CFP) Competitive Grants Program provides the major funding source for community-based food and agriculture projects nationwide. This program is administered by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) and the US Department of Agriculture (USDA). Funding available for private non-profits.

Community Food Security Coalition: Guidebooks and Reports

View the list of Guidebooks and Reports from the Community Food Security Coalition for use in building community food security.

Conservation Technology Information Center (CTIC)

The Conservation Technology Information Center (CTIC) website provides information on technologies and sustainable agriculture systems. It is a national, public-private partnership that envisions agriculture using environmentally beneficial and economically viable natural resource systems. It provides a diversity of views. See their industry partners for context of perspectives and use their “Find Information” page for resources and initiatives: (

Cornell Garden Based Learning

This site from Cornell University’s Cooperative Extension provides educators with inspiring, research-based gardening resources and professional development to support engaging, empowering, and relevant learning experiences for children, youth, adults, and communities. The Activities section features curricula and activities for K-12 schools and teacher educators.

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 the broad position description of Urban Food Systems Technician.

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.

EcoAgriculture Partners

EcoAgriculture Partners works to enhance rural livelihoods, conserve biodiversity and ecosystem services, and sustainably produce crops, livestock, fish, and fiber. The nonprofit supports individuals and organizations at the local, national and international levels. It offers a platform for cross-sectoral dialogue and action among diverse stakeholders, working with a wide range of groups – from farmers and community organizations to businesses, policy makers, and donors – providing direct support, education, research, and policy analysis to help implement and support ecoagriculture practices and policies.

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.

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