Schools' Resource Lists

Guides, Curriculum, and Music

Closing the Loop by CalRecycle

  • Correlated curriculum for grades K-6 covering waste management and resource conservation.

Environmental Education Initiative (EEI) Curriculum by Califonia Eviornmental Protection Agency (EPA)

  • K-12 environment-based curriculum that teaches specific California Science and History-Social Science Content Standards to mastery.

Energy Literacy Series by SEEDS Foundation in Canada

  • Interactive program examining renewable and nonrenewable energy sources.

Grow Lab: Activities for Growing Minds by The National Gardening Association

  • Correlated curriculum for grades K-8 covering plant life cycles and the connection between plants, the environment, and humans.

Junior Master Gardener Teacher Leader Guide by Junior Master Gardener Program at Texas A&M University

  • Correlated curriculum for grades 3-5.

Protect Your Climate by Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD)

  • 5th Grade Curriculum aligned to California Science Content Standards

Recycling Facts, Games and Crafts by CalRecycle

Resources For Learning by Project Food, Land & People

  • Correlated curriculum for grades K-12 covering food systems, waste management, gardening, and nutrition.

School Nutrition By Design (PDF) by California Department of Education

  • Contains nutrition implementation strategies for schools and districts.

The Adventures of Vermi the Worm by CalRecycle

  • Animated interactive game teaching the basics of vermicomposting.

The Growing Classroom — Garden and Nutrition Activity Guide by Roberta Jaffe and Gary Apel

  • Correlated curriculum for grades K-6.

The Wonderful World of Wigglers, A Common Roots Guidebook by Julia Hand

The Worm Café: Mid-Scale Vermicomposting of Lunchroom Wastes by Binet Payne

The Worm Guide: Vermicomposting Guide for Teachers by CalRecycle

TWIGS (Teams With Intergenerational Support) Gardening and Nutrition Curriculum by UC Cooperative Extension - San Mateo and San Francisco Counties

  • Correlated curriculum for grades K-6.

Worms Eat My Garbage: How to setup & maintain a vermicomposting system by Mary Appelhof

Worms Eat Our Garbage: Classroom Activities for a Better Environment by Mary Appelhof, Mary Frances Fenton, and Barbara Loss Harris

  • Correlated curriculum for grades 4-8.


The Banana Slug String Band

  • Educational music covering themes from gardening, ecology, and science.

Seeds, Plants, and Garden Supplies:

Company / Organization Special Offers Mailing Address and
Phone number
America the Beautiful Fund Grants for free flower seeds or free herb seeds 725 15th St., NW, Suite 605
Washington, DC 20005
Common Ground Organic Garden Supply and Education Center Discount on compost and fertilizer; buy 10 bags (1.5 cubic ft.) get 1 free 599 College Avenue
Palo Alto, CA 94306
Peaceful Valley Farm Supply Receive 10 free seed packs when you spend $100.00 or more P.O. Box 2209
Grass Valley, CA 95945
Raintree Nursery 10% discount on plants to schools 391 Butts Road
Morton, WA 98356
Redwood City Seed Company Two free seed packets for kids when parents place an order P. O. Box 361
Redwood City, CA 94064
Seeds of Change Seed donations for schools PO Box 15700
Santa Fe, NM 87592
Wegman's Nursery 10% discount to schools 492 Woodside Road
Redwood City, CA 94063
Yerba Buena Nursery 10% discount on a purchase of $300 or more to schools 12511 San Mateo Rd,
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

Organizations and Funding Sources

Organization Resources
4-H Youth Development Program Correlated curriculum and funding opportunities.
Alliance For Climate Education 9-12th grade educational resources and free presentations
American Horticulture Society Children and youth gardening resource list
California Coastal Commission Correlated curriculum, contests, and grants.
California Department of Education Grants
California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom Correlated curriculum, resource list, and contests.
California School Garden Network Educational resources, curriculum, and grants
CalRecycle Educational resources and curriculum
Center for Ecoliteracy Educational resources and grants for habit restoration and agriculturally related projects
Climate Change Links to K-12 curricula on climate related issues
CREEC- California Regional Environmental Education Community Network Information on curriculum, standards, legislation, events, and grants
David and Lucille Packard Foundation Local funding for environmental and educational based projects
Department of Energy Educational resources and curriculum
Environmental Protection Agency Grants, educator training program, and youth awards
Farm to Schools Publications, newsletter, and grants
Hidden Villa Scholarships for students to attend their environmental education programs in Los Altos Hills
Kellogg (W.K.) Foundation Funds for promotion of health, food systems, rural development, youth and education, and community development Resource directory, professional development, and grants.
Life Lab Science Program Correlated curriculum, materials, books, and workshops for teachers
National Arbor Day Foundation Educational resources including downloadable activities and interactive games
National Environmental Education Week Educational resources, curriculum, grants and awards.
National Gardening Association Resource directory, curriculum, grants, and fundraising
National Marine Sanctuary Educational resources, correlated curriculum, and grants.
National Science Foundation Grants and awards for teachers
Occidental Arts and Ecology Center School garden teacher training and support program
PG&E Solar Schools Program Grants and teacher-training workshops
San Mateo County Water Pollution Prevention Program Correlated Curriculum, grants, and presentations
Toyota Appreciation Program for Science Teachers (TAPESTRY) Science education grants