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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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Seeds

How do you make a garden grow? In this playful book you will see how tiny seeds bloom into beautiful flowers. And by tapping, clapping, waving, and more, young readers can join in the action!

“It’s easy to forget where everyday food comes from, but this gentle, colorful picture book explains, simply and accurately, how food gets from the garden and farm onto the dining-room tables.” -Booklist

A short novel for readers 10 and up, Seedfolks tells the story of a small garden in a vacant lot, told through the eyes of 13 diverse members of the community.

Simple explanations and photographs of different kinds of seeds and how they travel.

Learn all about seeds! Learn what they need to grow into plants, how they can be spread around, and what types we eat.

Buddy the Bear just got a special package from his grandfather – Five days of seed activities!

Something as small as a seed can have a worldwide impact. Did you know there are top-secret seed vaults hidden throughout the world? And once a seed disappears, that’s it—it’s gone forever? With a global cast of men and women, scientists and laypeople, and photographic documentation, Nancy Castaldo chronicles where our food comes from, and more importantly, where it is going as she digs deeper into the importance of seeds in our world. This empowering book also calls young adult readers to action with suggestions as to how they can preserve the variety of one of our most valuable food […]

A boy plants a circle of sunflower seeds in the spring and up grows a sunflower house!  All summer long he plays in it with his friends, until one day the leaves start to turn brown and the sunflowers droop. Is it the end of the sunflower house forever?

Not all seeds make it to grow into plants, sometimes animals take them from the ground. See how many seeds survive by the end of the book, it may surprise you!

A beautifully illustrated rhyming story that describes different kinds of flowers and seeds and what they grow up to become.