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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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Ever wonder why a tomato is actually a fruit? This book explains exactly what a fruit is in simple terms that young children can understand.

Sophie and her friends work together to grow a neighborhood vegetable garden. From zucchini to potatoes to carrots, the kids grow it all. Page by page, vegetable by vegetable A Harvest of Color gives great gardening advice in the voice of the children, and offers hints that are helpful to any gardener, old or young. You’ll love the book’s realistic photographs of Sophie and her friends gardening.

A month by month guide to planning and growing your own garden. Each month provides a description of what needs to happen during that month to grow a successful garden.

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.

Nonfiction tale of a butterfly’s life.

Nonfiction tale of a spider’s life.

Lexi and Jason Williams take center stage at school when Principal Gordon enlists their help to establish a school garden at Beacon Academy. The kids are thrilled to be selected as Green Ambassadors for this important project, but quickly learn how challenging it can be to work with others toward a common goal.

When Beatrice’s family receives a goat, she discovers the many gifts that come along with it including the opportunity to go to school.

In this silly children’s book, Charley Hoce captures the attention of young readers by providing them with clever and rhyming poems about farm life.  Children will get a kick out of the chicken (that isn’t so chicken) and the counting sheep (that really can’t count past two) while also getting some good language skills practice.