Meet Your Farmer: Two Trees Farm

Join eight year old junior farmer Lyra for a tour of her family’s farm in Haywood County, NC. Two Trees Farm (home of the Sustainabillies, aka Lyra and her parents Sara and Dustin) is a sustainable homestead focused on supporting a healthy, diverse ecosystem while also growing food.

From picking blueberries and tasting garden-grown lettuce, to polliwogging for tadpoles and digging for worms, Lyra shares with other kids what it’s like to live on a small farm in the Appalachian Mountains.

July 2020: New Books Added to Growing Minds Library

We recently added nine new children’s storybooks to our Growing Minds farm to school lending library, along with a new resource guide for starting a school garden. All of these titles are now included in our searchable database of more than 600 children’s books, curriculum, and cookbooks. They’re also available for educators in the Asheville area to

Bake a Crazy Caterpillar

Bake a Crazy Caterpillar First make milk paint by dividing a can of sweetened condensed milk among four containers. Use food coloring to tint the contents of the containers different colors. Add clean paint brushes to each one.  On a foil-lined baking sheet, arrange refrigerated biscuits in the shape of a caterpillar body. Leave one

Chef Kirk’s Kale Basil Pesto

Print Chef Kirk’s Kale Basil Pesto Ingredients 2 cups packed kale 1 cup packed fresh basil leaves 2 tbsp. lemon juice ½ cup grated parmesan ½ cup olive oil 1 tsp black pepper salt to taste Instructions In food processor or blender, add all ingredients except olive oil. While food processor/blender is running, drizzle in

ASAP’s Farm to School Conference: Everything you need to know

Field Trips   |    Reception    |    Conference Agenda    |   Continuing Education   |    Hotels T-shirt    |    Registration Friday, September 23 10:00am- Field Trips to sites in Upstate SC. Trips depart at 10am from the TD Convention Center. $45 each, includes a box lunch. Trip A: Farming in

SE Farm to School Conference: Request for Proposals

Thank you for your interest in submitting an RFP for the SE Farm to School Conference. All RFPs must be submitted using the form below, however to help you compose your proposal, you can download and view the full RFP here. Deadline for submissions is March 14, 2016 at 11:59pm EST. Lead workshop presenters will

2014 Farm to School Conference Resources

Despite the winter weather we had great turnout at our 2014 Farm to School Conference!  Thank you to everyone who came to learn and share farm to school experiences.   Presentations from the conference are linked below:   Cooking with Preschool Students Enhancing the Preschool Environment with Farm to School Working with Extension How School

110 Ways To Do Farm to School

There are so many ways to incorporate farm to school into every day classroom activities. We’ve starting compiling a few of our favorites and have included links to sample activities, lesson plans, recipes, tips, or other suggestions where applicable. We haven’t quite made it to 110 ways… Have any suggestions that aren’t on our list? Contact us

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