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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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Learn how the modern-day descendants of the Nashua Indians and European settlers were able to combat pollution and restore the beauty of the Nashua River in Massachusetts. The book’s beautiful illustrations depict the passage of time from early Native American tribes to modern day.

A seed is sleepy, but after a nice long nap, some sun, and a snack it is ready to grow into something magnificent!

The Farmer is very lazy, and never keeps his promise to help his wife with the pigs, even when they are “growing” from the tree like apples. When he believes they are gone forever, he changes his attitude and never goes back to being lazy again.

Learn how to work with our youngest authors by creating a supportive and encouraging environment that can energize them to create using text. The author provides step by step instructions on setting up an age appropriate writing workshop with units that cover how to form ideas, structure the text, and even develop illustrations that nourish children’s creativity.

A book about the balance between resources and responsibility.

An introduction to the desert landscape and its many plants and animals.

Alliterating nonfiction about flowers and their names.

Identifies various kinds of seeds, what they need to grow, how they scatter, and the role seeds play in feeding the world. Includes eight simple experiments.

Teach students about life cycles by learning about worms and the ways they benefit the garden and farms. Through reading literature and completing hands-on activities, the class will conduct a worm investigation and observe that the organisms (and other animals) need food, air and space to grow.

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So much can happen in a single day – rain, sun, work, and rest, and all of it is perfect and beautiful.