Resources

A collection of books, lessons, guides, recipes, videos, and other tools to support ecological education

 

 

Resources For Educators

Abundant California Lessons

Abundant California Educational Resources

Everything we eat has a story to tell. The Abundant California suite teaches students in grades 3–5 about California crops and introduces them to the food system that sustains us all.

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Understanding Food and Climate Change: A Systems Perspective

Understanding Food and Climate Change: A Systems Perspective

Exploring the links between food systems and our changing climate from a systems thinking perspective.

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Savoring California: A Comparative Tasting of California Fruits and Vegetables

Savoring California: A Comparative Tasting of California Fruits and Vegetables

Lesson for grades 3–5: Students sample different fruit or vegetable varieties, learn about seasons, microclimates, and growing requirements.

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Resources For Food Service Professionals

5 Ways to Increase Participation with Customizable Menu Options

Providing customizable menu options to increase lunch participation.

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21 School Meals Featuring California Foods

21 School Meals Featuring California Foods

Scaled and tested recipes for reimbursable school meals featuring fresh ingredients. 

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The Eco Ambassador Native  Garden at a Monterey Peninsula school.

Practicing Sustainability — While Saving Millions of Dollars

Monterey Peninsula Unified School District uses California's Proposition 39 funding both to teach and to model sustainable practices in Nutrition Services and throughout the campus.

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Our Books

Ecological Literacy: Educating Our Children for a Sustainable World

Ecological Literacy: Educating Our Children for a Sustainable World

Michael Pollan says our book "makes a critical contribution to rethinking how we teach our children about their place in nature. The best book of its kind."

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