Organizations in Maine:
Beginning Farmer Resource Network: a coalition of Maine agriculture agencies and organizations working together to connect aspiring, beginning, and transitioning farmers to resources for farm business success.
Cheryl Wixson's Kitchen: non-profit for teaching healthy, local eating, recipes, and cooking classes.
Cultivating Community: Portland based non-proft uses sustainable gardens to grow communities; offers curriculum and mentoring for school gardens.
Food Corps: a national program whose mission is to combat childhood obesity through school gardens, nutrition education, and healthy food access. FoodCorps recruits young leaders for a year of public service to build school gardens and get fresh, local food into schools, while also giving these members the skills to be our next generation of farmers and public health leaders. Maine will host 12 Food Corps service members in 2014.
Kitchen Gardeners International: KGI is a nonprofit community of over 30,000 people who are growing some of our own food and helping others to do the same. The organization was started right here in Maine!
Maine Agriculture in the Classroom: classroom curriculum, directory of teacher resources, and teacher training.
Maine Harvest Lunch Program: resources, curriculum, and recipes.
Maine Nutrition Council: resources, scholarships for students, and promoting policy change.
Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association: extensive gardening information and links.
Resilience Hub: Portland-based permaculture resource.
Seed to School: inspires, equips, and supports educators in teaching the importance and relevance of seeds and seed saving.
University of Maine Cooperative Extension: offices in every county; many training classes including the Master Gardener program, extensive publications, and monthly gardening newsletter.
Organizations outside of Maine:
California School Garden Network: many resources, including free pdf book on creating a school garden.
Center for Ecoliteracy: principles, practices and resources for sustainable living.
Chef Ann Cooper: renegade lunch lady! Transforming how we feed our kids in school.
The Edible Schoolyard: lessons, recipes, and publications from Alice Waters' famous foundation in Berkeley, California.
Life Lab: California-based non-profit organization and national leader in farm- and garden-based eduation since 1979. Website provides garden-based curriculum, recipes, videos, photos of educational gardens from across the country, and more.
National Farm to School Network: focus on bringing local, healthy food into school cafeterias.
National Gardening Association: information, message boards, and supplies.