The Story of Growing Minds

https://youtu.be/FJ1fpsqWgw8 Our Growing Minds video premiered on the big screen at our Farm to School Institute at the North Carolina Center for Health and Wellness at UNC Asheville….

Meet Your Farmer: Kituwah Farm

…heir community. Why do you think it’s important to do things together as a community? What community(ies) are you and your family a part of? What things do you do to support other members of your community(ies)? What are some of the benefits of farming together as a community? Learn about the Cherokee Removal of 1838 In the video above, Mike references the Cherokee removal in 1838, which was part of the forced relocation by the United States gover…

Meet Your Farmer: Lee’s One Fortune Farm

…weet potato is a different color than the flesh inside. Sweet potatoes are commonly orange on the inside with brownish skin, but they come in many colors. Have your students ever eaten a purple sweet potato? Do they know what other colors sweet potatoes come in (white, yellow, red, purple, brown). As a class, make a list of other fruits and vegetables that can be purple (eggplants, cabbage, carrots, string beans, potatoes, turnips, peppers, figs,…

ASAP’s Farm to School Program

…ning and Development. View lesson plans » Seasonal Resources Cucumbers are commonly used in Chinese, Greek, and Middle Eastern dishes. They can be pickled or used fresh in salads, dips, or sandwiches. Look for local cucumbers in grocery stores and your school cafeteria this month! Explore September resources » Meet Your Farmer A video series by Growing Minds Meet some of the people who grow your food! Our Meet Your Farmer and Junior Farm Tour vide…

Farm to School Taste Tests

https://youtu.be/09MIHpQx6Wo Students at Cullowhee Valley Elementary School enjoy a taste test of local sweet potatoes with help from Western Carolina University pre-service teachers and dietitians through ASAP’s Growing Minds Farm to School Program! Education and Nutrition Teachers: Use this video as a training tool for cafeteria taste tests!…

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Meet Your Farmer: Spinning Spider Creamery

…artisan goat dairy in Marshall, NC. Learn about why the Owen’s chose to become farmers, find out what they love most about farming, and learn about the cheese making process. Learn more about Spinning Spider Creamery. Find Growing Minds educational resources that compliment this video below. Lesson Plans & Resources: Farm Animals lesson plan (K-2) Seasons on a Farm lesson plan (K-2) Thanksgiving for Farmers lesson plan (K-2) Butter Investigation …

Meet Your Farmer: Sleight Family Farm

…plant parts (roots, stems, leaves), nutrition/tasting new vegetables, soil composition and health, or farm life. Find suggested Growing Minds lesson plans and resources to pair with this video below. Lesson Plans & Resources Preschool Colorful Plate Spinners lesson plan Garden Color Hunt lesson plan Garden Plot Crackers lesson plan What Plants Need lesson plan Root and Shoots lesson plan Grades K-2 Seasons on a Farm lesson plan Harvesting in the G…

Meet Your Farmer: Deal Family Farms

…fruits and vegetables, which they sell at their Fruit Stand. They also welcome visitors to their farm for activities like a corn maze and pumpkin patch in the fall. This video could be used as the starting point to explore many topics with students, including cabbage and other cole family crops, photosynthesis, plant parts, nutrition/trying new vegetables, and farm life. Complimentary Growing Minds lesson plans and resources can be found below. L…

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