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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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How do kids feel about raw sweet potatoes? Listen to the latest episode of WNCW’s Growing Local to find out!

Asheville Chef William Dissen goes to Washington to advocate for CNR reauthorization.

2015 marks the seventh year that Peter Pollay and the Posana staff will graciously host a fundraiser for ASAP’s Growing Minds program.

Recently I spent the day getting a tour of the Hot Springs Community Learning Center by Deb Delisle, Co-Director and Program Coordinator.

The 2014-2015 school year has wrapped up and the Growing Minds team has looked back over the last 12 months.

We are excited to announce the first round of Growing Minds Schools!

On a chilly winter day in January students at North Buncombe Elementary warmed up with a hot cup of soup.

ASAP’s Growing Minds Farm to School Program declared 2014 the “year of the taste test” for many reasons.

School’s out and we’ve spent the start of summer looking back over the last school year.


WNC Child Nutrition Directors are working hard to source local products and feed healthy, nutritious meals to area children.