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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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Appalachia

About Appalachia, the people, the geographic region, and the culture.

A beautifully illustrated story that depicts a simpler time in the southern Appalachian region.

In this non-fiction, beautifully illustrated book, Linda Hager Pack takes a look at what Appalachian childhood was like during the mid to late 1800s.  She informs her readers of the creative games, stories, and crafts children would engage in to keep themselves entertained.  This informative read will leave both children and adults’ alike day-dreaming of the simpler times before technology took over the world.  Prepare to be inspired!

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.

These recipes from Southern Appalachia feature local recipes best made with local ingredients! Use local tart apples to make the Raw Apple Cake or late spring harvested ramps to make the Ramps and Bacon.

This cookbook features original recipes and poetry of Chef Michael R. Fahey inspired by the southern highlands of the Appalachian Mountains. The Autumn Beet-Apple-Fennel Salad is a perfect recipe to be made with local ingredients, or the indulgent Sweet Potato Ice Cream!

A traditional Appalachian story about Jack leaving home to seek his fortune. Along the way he befriends several animals and has a little bit of adventure.

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

In the mountains of Appalachia, Arizona is born in a log cabin her father built. She grew up dreaming of faraway places and eventually became a teacher who taught generations of students.

Short poems from celebrated authors, paired with beautiful North Carolina photographs. Photographer George Humphries is an Asheville resident.