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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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Seasons

A month by month guide to planning and growing your own garden. Each month provides a description of what needs to happen during that month to grow a successful garden.

Joe and Gram plant a garden together, but they each have their own special way of doing things. Together, this grandma and grandson pair complete tasks during each of the four seasons, and then wait as the good brown earth takes care of the rest. Children will relate to Joe’s creative way of gardening. They will appreciate the magic that happens when the earth turns a seed into a plant.

A young boy and his dog are sick of winter, so they plant a garden and begin to wait. And wait, and wait.  Just when it seems as though the brown will never become green, spring magically appears!  This book is a quick read that benefits from paying close attention to the beautifully illustrated pages.

Each season, Ben and Caroline visit their cousin, Nick, who lives in the forest. They go for a hike and discover a majestic oak tree.  This book contains factual information about the forest environment woven into a fictional storyline.

Simplistic alphabet poems using descriptive Autumn words.

Teach students about changing seasons and the season of autumn. Students create a leaf spinner and record daily temperatures.

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On a cold winter morning, grandmother writes, “Dear Rebecca, winter is here”. Read on to experience the many swift changes of winter grandmother describes in her letter.

This beautifully written and illustrated book depicts a year on a farm. It introduces the animals, equipment, and crops in a way that captures the life of a farm.