Meet Anna Littman, one of the farmers at Ivy Creek Family Farm, a diversified vegetable farm in Barnardsville, NC. Learn about why Anna chose to become a farmer, find out what she loves most about farming, and see what veggies are cultivated on her farm.
Growing Minds Day by Day: Week of June 22
This week’s theme is summer squash. Our “Growing Minds Day by Day” educational resource lists are designed for families and educators to use during the COVID-19 quarantine and beyond.
Taste and Tales – Preschool
Children learn about vegetables and fruits through children’s literature and taste tests.
- Taste and Tales- Preschool (quick view as .pdf)
Every Color Soup
Purple, yellow, orange, and red. Just the right mix of colored vegetables make a delicious soup in this tasty introduction to colors, counting, and veggies. All you need is a pot, a spoon, an adult helper, and vegetables of many colors to make a very special soup—Every Color Soup! Learn colors and vegetable names in
The Biggest Pumpkin Ever
Desmond the field mouse wants to carve the biggest jack-o’-lantern in the neighborhood with his pumpkin. Clayton the house mouse wants to win the Biggest Pumpkin contest with his. But when they discover that their choice pumpkins are actually the same one, Desmond and Clayton decide to work together to grow the biggest pumpkin ever!
What’s in the Garden?
Good food doesn’t begin on a store shelf with a box. It comes from a garden bursting with life, color, sounds, smells, sunshine, moisture, birds, and bees! Kids will find a variety of fruits and vegetables, and a tasty, kid-friendly recipe for each one to start a lifetime of good eating. A food for thought
I Love Greens
Learn about all the animals that love eating greens.
The first zucchini of a summer garden is always exciting, but what happens when the plants just keep growing…and growing…and growing?
A Kid’s Guide to Good Gardening
A month by month guide to planning and growing your own garden. Each month provides a description of what needs to happen during that month to grow a successful garden.
In the Garden: Who’s Been Here?
A garden attracts many types of critters. Read along as Christina and her brother, Jeremy pick vegetables from the garden, and discover what other creatures have been there.