About ASAP

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.

Connect With ASAP

Find us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Subscribe to us on YouTube Follow our boards on Pinterest

ASAP Links

Vegetables

The only kind of soup that the duck, squirrel, and cat eat and enjoy is pumpkin soup, but when they can’t find a ripe pumpkin they are forced to try something new! This book includes a recipe for pink beet soup.

Find out who eats lettuce, fish, bananas and more in this fun lift-the-flap guessing book!

A good way to introduce new veggies and fruits.

This short, Level 2 reading book takes a look at a young girl’s favorite day of the week: Market Day.  Children will enjoy the beautiful paintings and simple descriptions depicting what it’s like to be a family that grows and sells their own food at local Farmers Markets.  Young students will surely want to complete the art activity at the end of the book that can also be a math and communication skills lesson!

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.
 
 

Thomas Jefferson loved to grow peas, and every year hosted a contest to see who could bring the first peas to the table. Maya’s class decides to hold the same contest, and Maya has a few secrets up her sleeve that she hopes will help her win. Will her plants be the first ones in the class to produce peas?

Students learn the numbers one through twelve in this counting book featuring produce from a family’s vegetable garden.

A detailed guide to food and nutrition, perfect for a young audience.

As soon as spring arrives, Grandma Lena begins growing turnips. After diligent weeding, watering, and care, Grandma Lena finds herself with one big ol’ turnip!