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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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November

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

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A delicious recipe for sweet potato fritters. The associated lesson plan includes instructions for making your own sweet potato slips.

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It’s been a dry summer on the farm and money is tight. A family needs $75 quick, or the bank will take the farm away!  Luckily, Mama has a great recipe for sweet potato pie, and the Harvest Celebration is coming up the next day. Will they be able to make enough pies in time?