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Module 1: Where Are We?

Books:
Breen, Mark and Kathleen Friestad. The Kid's Book of Weather Forecasting. Charlotte, VT: Williamson Publishing, 2000.

Websites:
New York State County Clerk's Office — contact list
http://www.dos.state.ny.us/lists/coclerks.html

Cornell Cooperative Extension — includes guides for growing vegetables & fruits and links to 57 regional extension websites
http://www.cce.cornell.edu

New York Agricultural Statistics Services — contains current and historical data on agriculture in New York State
http://www.nass.usda.gov/ny

Young Yorkers Leaflet: Unlocking the Mysteries of the Past — Using Maps to Learn About a Community's History
http://www.yorkers.org/leaflets/unlocking.htm

The Weather Channel: Gardening website — enter your zip code for information on planting essentials in your area
http://www.weather.com/garden/

Old Farmer's Almanac gardening tips website — contains information for planning and planting your garden
http://www.almanac.com/garden/


Module 2: Who Are We?

Books:
Caduto, Michael J. and Joseph Bruchac. Native American Gardening: Stories, Projects and Recipes for Families. Golden, CO: Fulcrum Publishing, 1996.

Dennee, JoAnne. In the Three Sisters Garden Native American Stories and Seasonal Activities for the Curious Child. Food Works dba Grass Roots Press, 1996.

Waters, Kate. Samuel Eaton's Day: A Day in the Life of a Pilgrim Boy. New York, NY: Scholastic Inc, 1993.

Wilkes, Angela. A Farm Through Time. New York, NY: DK Publishing Inc., 2001.

Websites:
Three Sisters Cookbook: The Oneida Indian Nation's online cookbook presents recipes — from 3 Sister's enchiladas to fresh corn salsa — featuring each sister alone and in combination with others
http://oneida-nation.net/FRAMESfood.html

The Food Museum Online: Curious about origins, histories, or uses of specific food crops? Ask the experts
http://www.foodmuseum.com/ask.html

US Department of Agriculture — MyPyramid.Gov — Information on healthy eating, nutrition, and obesity prevention
http://www.mypyramid.gov/index.html

Traditional Native American Seed Sources — Native Seeds Search
http://www.nativeseeds.org/v2/default.php

Eastern Native Seed Conservancy — purchase heirloom and native seeds
http://www.enscseeds.org/nativeseed/

Kidsgardening Native American Seed Collection — purchase hand-picked seed collection from Seeds of Change includes a selection of vegetables, grains, and gourds
http://store.yahoo.com/nationalgardening/14-1326.html

Seed Saver's Exchange — a nonprofit organization that saves and shares the heirloom seeds of our garden heritage, forming a living legacy that can be passed down through generations
http://www.seedsavers.org

Seeds of Change Garden — origin of food crops and links to historical information and interesting tidbits
http://www.mnh.si.edu/archives/garden/

The Food Timeline — histories of every imaginable food organized from when it first appeared
http://www.foodtimeline.org


Module 3: How Did We Get Here?

Books:
Wilkes, Angela. A Farm Through Time. New York, NY: DK Publishing Inc., 2001.

Websites:
A History of American Agriculture: Farm Machinery & Technology — Agriculture in the Classroom Website
http://www.agclassroom.org/gan/timeline/farm_tech.htm

A History of American Agriculture: Transportation — Agriculture in the Classroom Website
http://www.agclassroom.org/gan/timeline/transportation.htm

"Not by Bread Alone" America's Culinary Heritage, a Division of Rare and Manuscript Collection, Cornell University — historic information on American kitchen technology and food processing and manufacture
http://rmc.library.cornell.edu/food/default.htm

Margaret Beek's Elementary School Gardening Project — lesson plans for a fourth grade herb garden activity
http://www.hort.vt.edu/faculty/relf/4984/Mbelem.html

Herbal Recipes — contains several recipes to make with your garden's herbs
http://www.nashville.k12.tn.us/CurriculumAwards/colonists/herbrecipes.html


Module 4: Where Are We Going?

Books:
Costenbader, Carol W. The Big Book of Preserving the Harvest. Pownal, VT: Storey Books, 1997.

Wilkes, Angela. A Farm Through Time. New York, NY: DK Publishing Inc., 2001.

Hopkinson, Deborah. A Packet of Seeds. New York, NY: Greenwillow Books, 2004.

Websites:
New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets — This website was designed to help you learn about the many services and specialized programs the Department has to offer as they seek to foster a competitive food and agriculture industry that benefit producers and consumers alike
http://www.agmkt.state.ny.us

New York Agriculture in the Classroom — educates youth, teachers, and consumers about agriculture and the food and fiber system
http://cerp.cornell.edu/aitc