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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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Alvie only eats soup, much to the dismay of his family.

It’s a perfect fall day and Amelia Bedelia is visiting her grandparents. When her grandmother wants to make an apple pie, Amelia is happy to help out!

Follow the life of an apple throughout the year, demonstrating the cyclical patterns in nature.

Jonathan’s grandparents own an apple orchard in the mountains. Every fall the whole family gets together for an old-fashioned apple butter making party, and Jonathan learns about his family traditions.

Carlos’s mother warns Carlos to take a bath each evening after a long day of gardening. See what happens day after day as Carlos refuses to was the dirt from his body, specifically from inside his ears. Printed in both English and Spanish, this story offers an inside look to Hispanic heritage.

The big, brown rooster wants to make a strawberry shortcake, so he enlists the help of his friends, Turtle, Iguana, and Pig. Together they learn to cook and try to make a delicious treat. This book contains lots of cooking tips and information and is a great introduction to cooking for a child.

Students will learn the difference between edible and non-edible and understand how these concepts connect to a garden and the objects and properties of a garden. Through a visit to the garden and by utilizing charts and discussion questions, students will expand their understanding of edible, non-edible, and the garden environment.

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In this rhythmic story, told in both English and Spanish, learn the steps and ingredients to make Abuela’s pumpkin empanadas. Don’t worry, the recipe is included!

Join Carrie on her journey through the neighborhood, where she tries new breads from a variety of cultures. You’ll love the recipes included for challah, corn bread, coconut bread and more!

On a neighborhood search for her brother Anthony, Carrie finds a culturally different kind of rice behind each door. Included in this cultural adventure are exciting recipes for Mrs. D’s Black-eyed Peas and Rice, The Diazes’ Turmeric Rice with Pigeon Peas, and more!