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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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Cooking

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.

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.

This English and Spanish language curriculum guide includes a Student Food Journal to go alongside all the lesson plans. The lesson plans are meant for children to get hands-on experience with food while integrating language, math, science and social studies for grades 2-3.

This English and Spanish language curriculum guide includes a Student Food Journal to go alongside all the lesson plans. The lesson plans are meant for children to get hands-on experience with food while integrating language, math, science and social studies for grades 4-6.

This English and Spanish language curriculum guide comes with a Student Food Journal to go alongside all the lesson plans. The lesson plans are meant for children to get hands-on experience with food while integrating language, math, science and social studies for grades K-1.

Chef Henri sets out to make the perfect vegetable stew, and winds up with a melting pot of different vegetable personalities and cultures. Each vegetable finds that they are even more delicious with the help of their friends. The story is told in rhyme and teaches the importance of acceptance and cooperation.

The only kind of soup that the duck, squirrel, and cat eat and enjoy is pumpkin soup, but when they can’t find a ripe pumpkin they are forced to try something new! This book includes a recipe for pink beet soup.

As part of our Farm to School Cooking Program, Chef Adam Hayes has been bringing a little bit of the Red Stag Grill at the Grand Bohemian Hotel to Glen Arden Elementary School each month.