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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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Filled with recipes, stories, and book recommendations from children’s authors and illustrators, this book is a great resource to connect cooking with children’s literature.

Learn to cook your favorite foods outdoors with a little ingenuity, extra safety precautions, and adult supervision. This book gives you all the recipes and instructions to start cooking outside with a cardboard box, tin toil and tape or a tin can.

This cookbook is aimed at getting even the pickiest kids to eat healthier foods with flavorful recipes that Chef Bobo developed while working in the kitchen at New York’s K-12 Calhoun School. Try the recipe for Cilantro, Tomato, Cucumber and Yogurt Raita using local late summer tomatoes and cucumbers.

These recipes from Southern Appalachia feature local recipes best made with local ingredients! Use local tart apples to make the Raw Apple Cake or late spring harvested ramps to make the Ramps and Bacon.

This cookbook features original recipes and poetry of Chef Michael R. Fahey inspired by the southern highlands of the Appalachian Mountains. The Autumn Beet-Apple-Fennel Salad is a perfect recipe to be made with local ingredients, or the indulgent Sweet Potato Ice Cream!

Have you ever been interested in starting a garden but felt too overwhelmed to do so?  Perhaps you felt like you didn’t have the right knowledge, skills, or enough time to do so. Well, prepare to leave those excuses behind!  This book offers 43 different gardening projects and activities that are perfect for people who are just discovering their green thumbs.  Ellen Zachos gives her readers plenty of ideas and suggestions for finding the right gardening technique for any individual, whether it be container gardening, or making the perfect garden space for your feline friend!  And don’t forget to check […]

Lacey Sher and Gail Doherty are the founders and chefs of New Jersey’s favorite organic vegan restaurant “Down to Earth”, and they’ve decided to pass on some of their favorite recipes to the rest of us vegetable-loving earthlings.  Although all the recipes are vegan, anyone can enjoy these simple and healthy dishes!

This local Vermont guide is filled with great information on different food benefit programs like WIC as well as tips like preserving food and recipes for families on a budget.

FoodMASTER provides lessons that allow students to apply their math and science skills to real-world practices in the kitchen.  The teacher edition explains what teachers are responsible for throughout the class, and suggests how to space out the lesson so time is used as efficiently as possible.  The student edition provides fun classroom activities and short quizzes to ensure they are picking up on the objectives of the lesson.  These projects will have students excited about math and science once again!

“You know your doctor, you know your lawyer, you know your accountant.  Who’s your farmer?”  In this non-fiction book, author dee Hobsbawn-Smith profiles 75 growers and producers of the Canadian province Alberta to answer just that question for her neighbors and her readers.  Although these farmers are located in Alberta, anyone can read this book to learn more about the lives of farmers in general: from their struggles, to their stance on government involvement, to their future goals.  Oh, and you don’t want to miss out on the 26 original recipes dee includes throughout the book!