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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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Nonfiction about beetles

Big Ideas provides teachers, kindergarten through high school, ideas on how to educate their students about food, culture, health, and the environment. Using the four perspectives it lays out steps on how to educate students on food and food systems.

An introduction to growing a rainbow garden. Includes planting tips, a discussion on critter control, and fun colorful recipes!

This vibrantly illustrated book takes us on a counting and rhyming adventure in the garden. From a bug’s eye view, we learn alliteration and action verbs as we buzz with the bees, slither with the snails, and glow with the fireflies. In the back, there is a section of fun and educational facts about each insect.

This simple book for early readers follows the life cycle of a butterfly.

Nonfiction about butterfilies.

Count by twos and learn the names of butterflies living across the world!

An introduction to carrots for young readers, following them from seed to plant to harvest to store.