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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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Mary Lyn Ray

This coming of age story captures the moment in time when a child discovers that the outside world doesn’t always view him or his family the way that he does. A boy and his father take their handmade baskets into the city to sell, and the boy is called a ‘hillbilly’ by someone in town. This causes him to question his own future as a basket-maker.

Learn about about the rhythm of the natural world on a small farm as all creatures prepare for sleep.

Mud

An ode to muddy hands and feet, brown earth, and new grass

When a ‘for sale’ sign goes up in the field across from a man’s house, he begins scheming of ways he can raise enough money to buy it. His solution? To grow hundreds of thousands of pumpkins that he ships around the world.