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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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Vegetables

Sophie and her friends work together to grow a neighborhood vegetable garden. From zucchini to potatoes to carrots, the kids grow it all. Page by page, vegetable by vegetable A Harvest of Color gives great gardening advice in the voice of the children, and offers hints that are helpful to any gardener, old or young. You’ll love the book’s realistic photographs of Sophie and her friends gardening.

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.

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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Desmond the field mouse wants to carve the biggest jack-o’-lantern in the neighborhood with his pumpkin. Clayton the house mouse wants to win the Biggest Pumpkin contest with his. But when they discover that their choice pumpkins are actually the same one, Desmond and Clayton decide to work together to grow the biggest pumpkin ever!

Children gain confidence in trying new foods and become familiar with a new vegetable. Through a hands-on activity, children explore a new vegetable and taste two varieties of cabbage.

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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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A lift the flap book featuring a variety of vegetables, their different parts, and things that they are similar to.

In this book, a young boy decides to observe and take note of everything growing in his garden.  This is a great read for young children who are just learning how to count, and adults will appreciate that it encourages them to eat healthy and local food!

Chef Henri sets out to make the perfect vegetable stew, and winds up with a melting pot of different vegetable personalities and cultures. Each vegetable finds that they are even more delicious with the help of their friends. The story is told in rhyme and teaches the importance of acceptance and cooperation.