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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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Farming

Tired of moving around so much, Amelia, the daughter of migrant farm workers, dreams of a stable home.

A book that follows the 26 letters of the alphabet to give young readers a glimpse into farm life.

After her grandfather passes away, Anna finds that she can still connect with him through the seeds he gave her.

When it’s time to pick apples everyone in town helps, including Anna and her family.

It’s fall and that can only mean one thing – time for a trip to the local farm for some apples and pumpkins!

The life of a barn across generations, this story is told from the perspective of the barn.

A fun rhyming story full of farm animal onomatopoeia, this book is a terrific introduction to animals and the sounds they make.

When Beatrice’s family receives a goat, she discovers the many gifts that come along with it including the opportunity to go to school.

A great book for young readers. Follow the animals’ day on the farm from sunrise to sunset.

This book takes readers on one family’s journey of collecting fruits and vegetables from the woods, orchards, and garden all year long. Along the way, the family works together to put up applesauce, apple butter, apple cider, and other delicious treats for the winter. You’ll find recipes in the back.