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Inspired by true events, One Hen tells the story of Kojo, a boy from Ghana who turns a small loan into a thriving farm and a livelihood for many. One Hen shows what happens when a little help makes a big difference. The final pages of One Hen explain the microloan system and include a list of relevant organizations for children to explore.

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A Pill Bug’s Life

John Himmelman

Have you ever wondered how some of nature’s smallest creatures spend their days? Here’s your chance to take a scientifically accurate peek at the world from their point of view. The striking illustrations and lively story-line in this book follow a pill bug as it hunts for food, faces its enemies, and interacts with humans. This book pairs well with lessons on forest ecology, compost, and soil health.

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Wiggling Worms at Work

Wendy Pfeffer

Crawling through the dirt, worms are hard at work, helping plants to grow. Worms help the fruit and vegetables we eat by loosening the soil and feeding the plants. Read and find out about these wiggling wonders! This book pairs well with lessons on compost and soil health.

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The Tree Farmer

Chuck Leavell

A Grandson confronts his Grandfather, a tree farmer, about how he can grow trees with so much love and care, only to cut them down. But as they walk together through the trees, they discover the majesty of the forest and enjoy the life journey of each tree. The Tree Farmer takes young readers on a magical journey through the forest, in a tale of the gifts of trees and our responsibility to care for trees, generation to generation. The companion book to The Gift of Trees lesson plan and The Gift of Trees Kit. Please check the kit out separately from the book.

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Bluebird Summer

Deborah Hopkinson

Mags and Cody spend every summer with Gramps and Grandma at their farm, but after Grandma dies, the house is shadowed with sadness and the bluebirds are silent, so Mags decides to revitalize Grandma’s garden, and soon the bluebirds return and Gramps begins to heal, in a heartwarming story of family, loss, and compassion.

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From Apple Trees to Cider Please

Felicia Sanzari Chernesky

Grab the wagon, it’s a bright autumn day and the trees are full of ripe, red apples! There’s an apple festival underway at the farm and lots of work to do making cider. This visit finishes with a cider doughnut and a cup of freshly pressed cider. DELICIOUS! Told in crisp, action-driven rhymes from a young child’s point of view, From Apple Trees to Cider, Please! is a realistic account of how apple cider is pressed, flavored with the charm and vigor of a harvest celebration.

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Oregon Agriculture- A Growing Industry

Oregon Department of Agriculture

This intriguing 16 minute video goes through the wide variety of commodities that Oregon grows. It breaks the state up into regions and provides information and facts about what each region excels at. This video will allow students to have a greater understanding of the quality crops Oregon grows and will be able to share that with others.

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This DVD explains how a farmer takes the mint that they have grown to how it then ends up as an oil. It illustrates the process that is done from harvest, to going through the mill, and then being a flavor that is so well known.

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Combine Harvesters

Hannah Wilson

This book belongs to the great Kingfisher Readers series. This series includes books made for different reading levels, this book is level 2. It includes engaging pictures to help readers understand, as well as adding in longer sentences with a broader vocabulary. This book will give students a more in depth understanding of what a combine looks like and how farmers use this large piece of machinery to harvest their crops.

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Bees of Oregon

Insect Pest Prevention and Management

Out of more than 500 bee species in Oregon, this poster selects 18 bees including specie names and a detailed picture. Students will be shocked when they see what these many bee species look like and how they differ. This poster will not need to be returned.