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Learn to cook your favorite foods outdoors with a little ingenuity, extra safety precautions, and adult supervision. This book gives you all the recipes and instructions to start cooking outside with a cardboard box, tin toil and tape or a tin can.

This is a report that analyzes different aspects of farm to school and breaks it down into five different sections.

Filled with tons of ideas from outdoor crafts to details about easy plants to grow, this project filled book is a fantastic resource for teachers and parents trying to get their kids excited about the garden.

Have you ever been interested in starting a garden but felt too overwhelmed to do so?  Perhaps you felt like you didn’t have the right knowledge, skills, or enough time to do so. Well, prepare to leave those excuses behind!  This book offers 43 different gardening projects and activities that are perfect for people who are just discovering their green thumbs.  Ellen Zachos gives her readers plenty of ideas and suggestions for finding the right gardening technique for any individual, whether it be container gardening, or making the perfect garden space for your feline friend!  And don’t forget to check […]

This program quality assessment instrument can be utilized for self-assessment and quality improvement in classrooms with children ages 2 ½ to 5 years old. It includes sections giving detailed rationale for what is being scored as well as instructions for using the score sheets.

This local Vermont guide is filled with great information on different food benefit programs like WIC as well as tips like preserving food and recipes for families on a budget.

Designed for k-2 students, this activity guidebook has 30 great activities to teach patterns and with them the basics of important thinking and reasoning skills.

More than a cookbook, this book is a guide to celebrating festivals through stories, songs, recipes, games, crafts and poems. This guide could lead to new seasonal traditions in a home or classroom.

FoodMASTER provides lessons that allow students to apply their math and science skills to real-world practices in the kitchen.  The teacher edition explains what teachers are responsible for throughout the class, and suggests how to space out the lesson so time is used as efficiently as possible.  The student edition provides fun classroom activities and short quizzes to ensure they are picking up on the objectives of the lesson.  These projects will have students excited about math and science once again!

“You know your doctor, you know your lawyer, you know your accountant.  Who’s your farmer?”  In this non-fiction book, author dee Hobsbawn-Smith profiles 75 growers and producers of the Canadian province Alberta to answer just that question for her neighbors and her readers.  Although these farmers are located in Alberta, anyone can read this book to learn more about the lives of farmers in general: from their struggles, to their stance on government involvement, to their future goals.  Oh, and you don’t want to miss out on the 26 original recipes dee includes throughout the book!