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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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Farm Life

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!

Farms are busy places throughout the year. Animals are born; fields are plowed and planted, and crops are harvested. The winters are quiet, but there are always chores to be done . . . and soon spring will come again. Here Gail Gibbons describes the activities and special qualities of life on a family farm.

A year in the life of a Kansas cattle farm.

Mic check! Get ready to move your feet as you sing along to this Farmyard Beat.

Life on a Vermont farm can be a lot of work, but it also can be tremendous fun!

A journey from A-Z on a goat farm!

Learn about about the rhythm of the natural world on a small farm as all creatures prepare for sleep.

This sweet book tells the story of how farm animals tuck in for the night. A lovely rhyming story that is perfect for before a nap or bedtime.

A year in the life of a pioneer family on the farm.