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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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Culture

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!

In this rhythmic story, told in both English and Spanish, learn the steps and ingredients to make Abuela’s pumpkin empanadas. Don’t worry, the recipe is included!

Rosa loves her grandmother’s mud soup but Josh is afraid to try it. Could it really be made of mud?  The book includes a recipe for “mud” soup.

A Chinese family grows a garden that is different from everyone else’s in the neighborhood.  Instead of beautiful flowers, their garden grows strange vegetables. When it’s time to harvest the veggies and make soup, everyone in the neighborhood comes by for a taste.