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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Food, Land & People (FLP): 55 Educator Resources

Food, Land & People (FLP) provides updated educational materials for use in either formal or non-formal educational settings. View this list of 55 resources to see if they may be of help to you as a Community College Educator.

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.

Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy: Sustainability

The Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy provides a forum for the dairy industry to work pre-competitively to address barriers to and opportunities for innovation and sales growth. The Innovation Center aligns the collective resources of the industry to offer consumers nutritious dairy products and ingredients, and promote the health of people, communities, the planet and the industry. To get to their sustainability page, click the word “Sustainability” in the menu at the top of the page.

Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development (JAFSCD)

An online, international, peer-reviewed publication focused on the practice and applied research interests of agriculture and food systems development professionals.

Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture

This center explores and cultivates alternatives that secure healthier people and landscapes in Iowa and the nation. They offer information on marketing trends, policy, and ecology, provide links to news and events, and provide various curricular material related to food and agriculture.

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.

Life Lab

Life Lab has created curricula and workshops for K12 educators interested in bringing learning to life in gardens nationwide ( Some of these may be applicable to college classrooms. On the website you can find curriculum, resources for starting a school garden, and Garden Enhanced Nutrition Education Resources (GENE) – an extensive list of resources used in Life Lab’s Plant It, Grow It, Eat It and Healthy School Environment Workshops. For additional resources: (

Maine Compost School

The objective of the Maine Compost School is to provide training to people interested and/or involved with medium and large-scale composting operations. This course is offered as a certificate program, and will train personnel to be qualified compost site operators. Courses are offered twice per calendar year and are open to anyone interested in larger-scale composting operations.

National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT)

The National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) (formerly known as ATTRA) houses information on sustainable and renewable energy issues and sustainable and organic agriculture challenges. The resources, compiled over 30+ years, include downloadable presentations, current projects and much more. NCAT is a private nonprofit organization, founded in 1976, which manages a series of projects that promote self-reliance and sustainable lifestyles through wise use of appropriate technology.

National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NCAS)

An alliance of grassroots organizations that advocates for federal policy reform to advance the sustainability of agriculture, food systems, natural resources, and rural communities.

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