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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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Gardens

Students choose what to grow, how to grow it, and when to plant a garden.

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Students will strengthen their creative writing skills by writing poems that connect with the garden.

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As a class, students will create “garden tips” that will teach and reinforce appropriate garden behavior. Students will use their senses to explore and investigate the world around them.

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Students will observe germination of different types of seeds and learn how to transplant seedlings into soil.

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Students will learn proper spacing for planting in the garden.

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Through garden exploration, students will learn about the properties of soil and why soil is important to plants. They will closely observe soil and practice tallying and reporting results of soil experiments.

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Students will use thermometers to measure soil temperature and use the information to determine if the soil is warm enough to support plant growth.

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Teach students about the parts of plants and their functions and use the garden to teach a hands-on plant based activity.

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Children will learn that plants need water just like people and animals need water. They will explore dry and wet soil and be able to describe the difference between them. Children will practice testing soil for dampness using their fingers. Children will be introduced to a rain gauge and its purpose.

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Students will learn that plants need water just like people and animals need water. They will explore dry and wet soil and be able to describe the difference between them. They will be introduced to a rain gauge and its purpose.

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