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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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Pumpkins

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

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!

A year in the life of a pumpkin.

Mr. Tiffin’s class is on a mission to see how many seeds are in three different sized pumpkins. They pull out all the seeds and count by twos, fives and tens to see which pumpkin has the most, and are surprised by what they discover. This book is a fun way to introduce kids to estimation; they too can count how many seeds are in a pumpkin!

Everything Pumpkin! This book offers multiple pumpkin projects, ranging from growing pumpkins in a garden to pumpkin seed jewelry.

What is that mystery vine growing over in the garden? As summer progresses in to fall the mystery is solved. This book includes pumpkin recipes, gardening activities, and instructions to create your own classroom “book vine.”

Mrs. Millie has a silly way with words that keeps her kindergartners on their toes during a farm field trip to a pumpkin patch.

A first rate intro to the growth cycle coupled with outstanding photos and rhythmic text that provide a wealth of information! Winner of numerous awards. (Beware though, pumpkins can be challenging to grow. Find a farmer to help you.)

Through a creative exploration of pumpkins, students gain a new understanding of this vegetable and all of its diverse uses. Students use a pumpkin seed activity to practice counting.

Downloads

Growing a pumpkin from seed to jack-o-lantern and back to seed.