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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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Learn fun facts about all kinds of farm animals from sheep and goats, to chickens and cows.

It’s fall and that can only mean one thing – time for a trip to the local farm for some apples and pumpkins!

A young boy hears a barn dance in the middle of the night. He goes to investigate and discovers a room full of dancing farm animals.

Before we eat, many people work very hard―planting grain, catching fish, tending farm animals, and filling crates of vegetables. This book reminds us what must happen before food gets to our tables to nourish our bodies and spirits.
This expanded edition includes back-of-book features about school gardens and the national farm to school movement.

Introduce students to different farm animals and what food and materials they can provide us and our community.


A year in the life of a Kansas cattle farm.

Life on a Vermont farm can be a lot of work, but it also can be tremendous fun!

Learn about about the rhythm of the natural world on a small farm as all creatures prepare for sleep.

This sweet book tells the story of how farm animals tuck in for the night. A lovely rhyming story that is perfect for before a nap or bedtime.

More than 50 teachers (including Head Start!), administrators, and cafeteria staff got to see first-hand where their food comes from and were inspired with fun activities and field trips they could implement in the classroom.