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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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.

National Wildlife Federation (NWF): Schoolyard Habitats

View the National Wildlife Foundation (NWF) Schoolyard Habitats webpage for information on their effort to assist schools with on developing outdoor classrooms. While their materials are focused on K-12 education, an educator might find useful information in their Lesson Plans and Resources which provides webinars and other educator resources.

NCAT Sustainable Agriculture Project

The Sustainable Agriculture Project provides high value information and technical assistance to farmers, ranchers, Extension agents, educators, and others involved in sustainable agriculture in the United States. Originally funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, this is a project developed and managed by the National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT). Review their Publications, Webinars, Reports, and What is Sustainable Agriculture? site for helpful documents and downloads.

NCAT Sustainable Agriculture Project: What is Sustainable Agriculture?

Learn more about the principles of sustainable agriculture and some of the “systems” approaches associated with it. The publications in this (NCAT) series introduce and discuss concepts, and provide a general overview of planning and managing a more sustainable farm operation. Also view their links to other introductory Sustainable Agriculture & Agroecology information on this page.

NCAT: Sustainable Farming Internships and Apprenticeships

Instructors can use this resource when they are creating curricular materials on career pathways and internships/apprenticeship opportunities. This directory of on-the-job learning opportunities in sustainable and organic agriculture in the U.S. (and some in Canada) has been published since 1989 as a tool to help farmers and apprentices connect with each other.

Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA) Organic Land Care Accreditation and Education Resources

With the mission to transfer organic agriculture practices to landscapes, NOFA has created its own 5-day accreditation course to become an Organic Land Care Professional (AOLCP) with a pledge to adhere to NOFA standards for Organic Land Care.

Northwest Center for Sustainable Resources: Instructional and Educational Materials

This National Science Foundation (NSF) funded center acts as a national natural resources based education information network. It includes pre-instructional materials, a directory of college programs, a listing of faculty institutes and more. While the emphasis is on natural resources and sustainability, there are a variety of materials focusing on sustainable agriculture, forestry, and food production.

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