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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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Rocks and Soil

Soil is every-where, and everything comes from soil! A Handful of Dirt gives students an in-depth look at how soil is formed, what it’s made of, and why it is important to all life—from microorganisms to worms to rabbits. Learn about the different jobs of microscopic creatures in the soil and discover hidden activity that’s always happening just below our feet.

Star-nosed mole takes readers on an educational adventure through the soil, introducing many uses for soil, who might live there, and more!

Amazing rocks make up this unique alphabet book.

A beginners guide to identifying rocks.

What does “rot” have to do with life? Learn the answer to just that in this adventure inside a decomposing log.

Beautifully painted pictures take readers on a tour of mountains across the world.

Dig a little deeper in this nonfiction all about soil.

What happens undergound? Creatures dig, plants put down roots, worms tunnel… This book introduces students to the vast array of life that occurs under the ground.