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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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A year in the life of a sunflower, from seed to plant to flower and back to seed.

Kim goes to Grandma’s house to help her wake the garden. Together they transform a bare plot of land to a garden filled with possibility.

Here in the meadow, everything is growing.

How does a tiny acorn grow into an enormous oak tree? This classic book shows how little seeds become the plants and trees that surround us.

Something magical happens when you plant a dream with a seed. With plenty of love and patience, they can blossom into an extraordinary gift. To be shared with those you love and those with big dreams, this book encourages us to never give up.

If You Plant a Seed demonstrates not only the process of planting and growing for young children but also how a seed of kindness can bear sweet fruit.

A fold-out rhyming book showing the progress of a seed, into a plant, then into a crop.

The Magic School Bus shrinks to the size of a ladybug to experience a garden through the eyes of an insect. The students learn about how seeds turn into plants, and about how bees pollinate plants to help them spread to new areas and grow.

This is a great measuring activity, in addition to a gardening activity.
Seed tapes make it easy to plant a row of seeds with precision spacing. Seed tapes are helpful when you have a short supply of seeds, or each is very expensive. Seed tapes provide uniform spacing and avoids the need to thin out sprouting seedlings. Control freaks also love that they can predetermine plant spacing without having to “eyeball” it on the spot.
Simply put, seed tapes are just seeds fastened to some sort of thin biodegradable paper by an adhesive that itself is biodegradable. This allows for the plant […]

Miss Maple loves nurturing the lost seeds of the world. Travel through the seasons with her and her woodland friends as they help the seeds stay strong before it’s their time to be planted. And remember, big tall trees started out as tiny little seeds.