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Growing Minds is a program of Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project. ASAP’s mission is to help local farms thrive, link farmers to markets and supporters, and build healthy communities through connections to local food.

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February

Introduce students to the systems farmers use to sell the vegetables and fruits (apples!) they grow. Set up a “farmers market” in the classroom where students will sort, sell, and buy apples.

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Students will learn which animals live on a farm and discover their purpose to a farmer and a community.

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Read this true story about how the golden delicious apple was discovered, and how it became “The New Apple” to eat during the early 1900s.

It’s hard being the new kid in school, especially when you don’t speak English. On her second day with her new class Farah takes a trip to the apple orchard where she discovers that many things in her new home are just like the things she left behind.

This story celebrates the life of an apple tree through every season of the year.  Readers will learn about the tree coming to life in the spring, fruit starting to grow in the summer, harvesting in the fall, and the rest it requires throughout the winter.  The readers will also come to realize that humans aren’t the only ones who eat apples; in fact, insects and other animals love apples just as much as we do!