4-H Youth Development Program Curicula
The free 4-H Curricula contains modules varying from Animal Sciences to Environmental Education to to Science Literacy to Plant Science, Agriculture, and Gardening. There is also an active Marin County 4-H Program with many regional clubs throughout the county. For information on a short course on Embryology with lesson plans and site visits, contact Allison Keaney with the 4-H Youth Development Program at 415-499-4204 or

California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom
Free lesson plans, teacher resource guides, games, and more.

Center for Ecoliteracy: Rethinking School Lunch Guide
Downloadable pdf that makes the argument for reforming school food and lays out steps for planning a change.

Dig It, Grow It, Eat It
Curriculum resources on edible plants and nutrition for third and fourth graders.  Students will learn to identify edible plant parts and about how plants grow, including the science of pollination and propagation.

Food for Thought
Food For Thought offers 29 free, hands-on lesson plans for grades 4-6 exploring agriculture in Marin using traditional classroom disciplines. Lessons are correlated to California State standards for science, math, history/social studies, and English/language arts.

Food, Land & People's Resources for Learning
Food, Land & People's science- and social sciences-based curriculum, Resources for Learning, serves Pre-K to 12th grade students. Developed and tested by educators around the country, lessons range from environmental science and stewardship to human populations and land use issues.

Marin County Stormwater Pollution Prevention ProgramMCSTOPPP offers educational tools for understanding your local watershed, including free coloring books, activity guides, plant cards, composting guides, a diorama, and a puppet show.

Marin Master Gardeners School Garden Program

The goal of Marin Master Gardener School Garden Program is to help schools set up sustainable gardens that create healthy environments for students to learn in. Their website includes information on planning and building a school garden, as well as information on integrating curriculum into your school garden, and other school garden resources.

CAFF, SlowFood and other organizations support food & farming education in the classroom.  
Visit our page of Resource Agencies and Ag Partners for more ideas.