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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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Lettuce/ Greens

Salad greens are easy to grow even in a small space. Grow your own. Then add another step to the garden experience by making homemade dressing for your fresh salad.

This recipe puts a school garden spin on a traditional recipe. Mix it up by adding other herbs and veggies you might have growing in your garden.

Before cooking this recipe, allow students to smell the soy sauce and sesame oil. What does it remind them of?

Containing white beans, local spinach, and just enough garlic, this zesty dip is perfect with tortilla chips, pita bread, or homemade crackers.

This lesson plan has step by step instructions for cooking in the classroom and features literature and curriculum connections.

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Students make green smoothies using local spinach and fruit. The associated lesson plan contains fun facts about spinach, curriculum connections, and extension activities.

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Students can vote on the fruit of choice to sweeten these delicious spring smoothies.

This lesson plan has step by step instructions for cooking in the classroom and features literature and curriculum connections.

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