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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 hard working bear and a lazy bunny both plant tomatoes with different results.

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

The animals on the Nuthatcher’s farm are tired of eating the same thing every day. One day, the rooster watches a cooking show and learns to make a delicious salsa that stops everyone’s grumbling. This book includes a recipe for Rooster’s Roasted Salsa.

On a cold winter day, Claire takes a trip to the Bunny Planet where it’s always summer and the tomatoes are just starting to get ripe…

The history behind several common fruits and vegetables.

This recipe is simple to make and healthy! Great as a snack or as an addition to any meal you cook. Don’t add jalapeno unless you like the extra spice.

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


This delicious salsa utilizes a variety of local ingredients when they are at their prime!