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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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Ecology

Learn how the modern-day descendants of the Nashua Indians and European settlers were able to combat pollution and restore the beauty of the Nashua River in Massachusetts. The book’s beautiful illustrations depict the passage of time from early Native American tribes to modern day.

This delightful read will inform young “environmental chefs” about the do’s and don’ts of composting.  Mary McKenna Siddals draws you in by mentioning familiar household items that can be composted, but also introduces some not-so-familiar composting substances that will leave students wanting to dig deeper (both figuratively and literally)!

A book about the Earth’s ecology and it’s connection to mankind.

Want to be friends with one of the oldest things on earth? Many rocks have existed for millions of years. Some formed in the ocean, deep underground, or on the surface of the earth as volcanoes cooled! Read this book to learn the ten rules for finding a special rock.

A simply written and illustrated book that introduces earthworms to young readers.

Illustrated with beautiful cut-paper collages, this book describes some of the planet’s most extreme environments.

Composting is an easy way to reduce the amount of waste that makes it to the landfill. With this book, learn tips to composting, and how easy it can be for kids to join in on the action.

Once there was a tree and now only the stump remains. But who owns that stump? From the large, lumbering bear that uses it to sharpen his claws, to the tiny ants that make it their home, the stump belongs to everyone.

Different ways that seeds are spread in the wild.