What’s your favorite recipe? Maybe it’s your mother’s apple
pie or your neighbor’s banana bread that gets your mouth watering. There is one ultimate recipe that makes all these dishes possible.
The sixth book in our Kids’ Reading List series is Seed, Soil, Sun: Earth’s Recipe for Food by Chris Peterson. This American Farm Bureau Foundation’s Agriculture Book of the Year celebrates the yearly planting, growth, and harvest of our plant food. The simple ingredients to Earth’s recipe, seeds, soil, and sun, all combine to create much of the food we each and some food for animals. Read on in the book to discover more about the wonder that is Earth’s recipe.
Young readers, from four to seven years old, will enjoy the colorful photographs by photographer David R. Lundquist. They will learn from Peterson how seeds use soil and sun to grow into the fruits and vegetables they enjoy at the dinner table.
Thanks to Holly Spangler for compiling this list, which was featured in the March 2012 issue of Farm Futures magazine.
Check out the past selections in the reading list.
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Let us introduce ourselves. We’re a group of Kansas farm women working to help dispel myths and build trust in farm families again. We want to answer questions and share facts as well as our personal stories of farm life.
Throughout the year, we plan to host events to create a dialogue about farming and food with urban and suburban consumers. Consumers in the cities and suburbs are more disconnected from farm life than ever before, and that disconnect has led to misconceptions about modern farming and the people behind it. We want to talk about it with you, let you ask questions and get you answers based on facts from the women who grow your food.