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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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About Appalachia, the people, the geographic region, and the culture.

Tired of moving around so much, Amelia, the daughter of migrant farm workers, dreams of a stable home.

Unique woodcut illustrations take you on an edible journey through the alphabet.

Joe and Gram plant a garden together, but they each have their own special way of doing things. Together, this grandma and grandson pair complete tasks during each of the four seasons, and then wait as the good brown earth takes care of the rest. Children will relate to Joe’s creative way of gardening. They will appreciate the magic that happens when the earth turns a seed into a plant.

When it’s time to pick apples everyone in town helps, including Anna and her family.

All about different kind of apples, including how they are grown and sold.

How apples grow and what you can do with them.

One family’s journey picking apples and making applesauce.

Nonfiction tale of a bee’s life.

A spider who loves to knit helps out their friend the bee.