Favorite Fall Recipes from Dietetic Intern Maddie

…en to pan; cook 3 minutes or until liquid is reduced by half. Recipe  from https://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/skillet-apple-chicken-thighs   Apple, Goat Cheese, and Pecan Pizza Feeling adventurous? Try this off the beaten path apple, goat cheese, and pecan pizza. The apples and arugula are seasonal produce items that can be found at your local farmers market! The ingredients melt together in a blend of flavors for an exclusively fresh and tasty dinn…

July 2020: New Books Added to Growing Minds Library

…— Driving My Tractor Written by Jan Dobbins and illustrated by David Sim Recommended Level: Preschool, Kindergarten A great singalong, complete with a CD or access audio singalong and video animation online at barefootbooks.com/drivetractor. Learn about farming through the seasons. Sung by SteveSongs. — Old MacDonald Had a Truck Written by Steve Goetz and illustrated by Eda Kaban Recommended Level: Preschool, Kindergarten Old MacDonald had a farm…

Meet Your Farmer: TK Family Farm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pu2_G9CbYvo Ever wondered how apples are grown in Western North Carolina? Join Natalie, Rylie, and JJ–the junior farmers at TK Family Farm in Rutherfordton, NC–for a kid’s perspective on growing apples and living on a farm. Hear about how farmers like the Klimstra family help to take care of their land, along with how apples are planted, grown, and processed for sale. JJ also shares his favorite things to do on the…

Meet Your Farmer: Two Trees Farm

…erplanting crops, planting pollinator gardens, and preserving wild spaces. https://youtu.be/8Xmq8lFQM-o Explore suggested Growing Minds lesson plans, recipes, and resources to pair with these videos below. Vocabulary words Organism – an individual plant or animal. Biology – the study of living things. Diversity – different types or varieties of things. Biodiversity – the variety of life in the world or in a particular habitat or ecosystem. Niche –…

Meet Your Farmer: Last Penny Farm Alpacas

…hool. See if you can spot the “poop pile” during Jacob’s tour of the farm. https://youtu.be/9lzHBSfRl-o Find lesson plans that compliment these videos, plus a vocabulary list, viewing comprehension questions, and a journal prompt, below. Lesson Plans & Resources: Farm Animals lesson plan (K-2) Seasons on a Farm lesson plan (K-2) Thanksgiving for Farmers lesson plan (K-2) Soil Exploration lesson plan (K-2) Farm Animals Day by Day resource list Comp…

Meet Your Farmer: Ivy Creek Family Farm

…vated on her farm. Next, join junior farmers Leah and Abe Littman for a virtual tour of their family’s farm. See how tomatoes are grown in a greenhouse and in the field, find out when different crops are ready to harvest, see a tractor, and meet some adorable, cabbage-loving goats. https://youtu.be/YqI39mHaFkc Find Growing Minds lesson plans that compliment these videos below.   Preschool Lesson Plans: Roots & Shoots Seed Exploration What Plants N…

Meet Your Farmer: The Never Ending Flower Farm

https://youtu.be/LTcm2Nt0qg4 Meet Loretta Ball, the farmer and floral designer at The Never Ending Flower Farm in Barnardsville, NC. Loretta runs the farm with help from her husband, mother, and two sons, Quinn and Ledger. Loretta’s farming roots go back to her family’s tobacco farm. She and her family also grew a vegetable garden for many years, which gradually transformed into the u-pick flower farm business they run today. Watch our interview…

Growing Minds Day by Day: Week of July 27

…es investigates the eating habits of other creatures in the swamp–until he comes upon a big green one with lots of teeth who finds wide-mouthed frogs simply delicious. Watch a librarian-led read aloud of this pop-up book on YouTube.       It’s Mine! Our next book is It’s Mine! by Leo Lionni. In this fable, three frogs spend their days fighting over air, water, and land. When a heavy storm brings them together in fear, they learn how important it i…

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