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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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Fruit

Ever wonder why a tomato is actually a fruit? This book explains exactly what a fruit is in simple terms that young children can understand.

Children gain knowledge and interest in new fruits and vegetables through making an alphabet boarder for the classroom. Students learn to identify new fruits and vegetables. Students work together to complete a class project.

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It’s a perfect fall day and Amelia Bedelia is visiting her grandparents. When her grandmother wants to make an apple pie, Amelia is happy to help out!

Follow the life of an apple throughout the year, demonstrating the cyclical patterns in nature.

Packed with loads of information about apples and how they grow, this book takes readers on an alphabetical journey through the apple orchard to the kitchen and includes a recipe for homemade applesauce!
 

Students learn to identify new fruits and vegetables. Students associate vegetables and fruits with a positive experience making a fun art project.

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Children gain knowledge and interest in new fruits and vegetables through making fruit and vegetable spinners.

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An informative book that uses words and photographs to describe a year in the life of a cranberry bog.

A good way to introduce new veggies and fruits.

Over the years the US presidents have enjoyed the south lawn of the White House in a variety of ways. When Barack Obama became president, First Lady Michelle Obama decided to plant a kitchen garden on the lawn! With the help of some local school children the south lawn was transformed into an edible garden.