Resources

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

 

 

Resources For Educators

The Tomato Salsa Challenge

Students in grades 3-5 learn surprising facts about California tomatoes and extend their learning through comparison tasting and a hands-on tomato salsa challenge.

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Investigating Cabbage Traditions

Investigating Cabbage Traditions

Students in grades 3-5 examine the cultural importance of cabbages, conduct a comparison tasting of varieties grown in California, and explore related family food traditions.

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Oranges: A Taste of California Sunshine

Oranges: A Taste of California Sunshine

Students in grades 3-5 read about Eliza Tibbets, a California food pioneer, and extend their learning through observation and comparing the tastes of navel oranges to other citruses. 

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Resources For Food Service Professionals

Rethinking school lunch guide

Rethinking School Lunch Guide

A planning framework for improving school food, supporting sustainable food systems, and teaching and integrating curriculum around food issues.

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Farm Lab and Center for Ecoliteracy staff meet in the certified organic 10-acre garden in Encinitas.

Farm Lab: Learning and School Lunch

Encinitas Unified School District's Farm Lab is both a certified organic farm and a living classroom.

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Making the case for healthy, freshly prepared school meals

Making the Case for Healthy, Freshly Prepared School Meals

Check out our tools for demonstrating the academic, health, environmental, and financial benefits of high-quality, appealing school meals. 

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