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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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After her grandfather passes away, Anna finds that she can still connect with him through the seeds he gave her.

Area teachers and ASAP’s Growing Minds team know that having students write and illustrate a story about cooking special dishes from their school garden is a great way to connect the Farm to School experience across a variety of curricula.

An introduction to the history of corn production, its many beautiful varieties, and the life cycle of the plant. You are sure to captured by the colorful images of this book!

If you don’t have access to a stovetop, this easy popcorn recipe can also be made in the microwave. Simply put the kernels in a brown paper lunch bag, fold over the top, and pop for 2 minutes!

This beautifully written and illustrated book depicts a year on a farm. It introduces the animals, equipment, and crops in a way that captures the life of a farm.

On a sunny afternoon in early winter, first grade students at Isaac Dickson Elementary School in Asheville, NC, learned to make cornbread from locally grown corn.

Before the scarecrow boy can work in the fields and scare away crows he has to learn all six fierce faces from his father.

Children plant a “popcorn” seed and wait for it to grow. The illustrations suggest ideas for acting out the growth of the corn plant.