Up We Grow! A Year in the Life of a Small, Local Farm

Up We Grow! A Year in the Life of a Small, Local Farm
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August 01, 2010
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Up We Grow! is an informative and inspiring book highlighting the importance of small, local farms. Heartwarming photos invite children into the world of a small, co-operative farm over four seasons. Readers will get to know the hardworking farmers who plow, plant, compost, mulch, harvest and market fruits and vegetables, and care for animals. Rarely has the important work of a farm been so lovingly presented in photos and text. The book focuses on production as well as the human interaction that makes up small-scale, local farm culture. Children will discover people of all ages and abilities working together to grow and share food, while protecting and respecting the land and animals we depend upon for our sustenance.

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Up We Grow! explores the four seasons of a small, local farm, from planting season to harvest. Colorful photos show children of all ages submersed in farm life: harvesting honey, milking goats, and taking a trip to the farmer's market.

Up We Grow! proves you don't have to be a grownup to grow crops and raise animals. It takes hard work, but there are those still dedicated to caring for the earth, eating whole foods, and living a sustainable life, rich in community. And this book is a great way to teach kids that food doesn't just magically appear in the fridge!

If you're planning a trip to your own local farmer's market, this is a great book to share with your kids in preparation.

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