Date: April 7, 2022. Speakers: Samuel Peprah (Mackenzie Applied Research Association).

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There is a growing interest from consumers, bakers, and farmers to access heritage grains. Whether that is emmer, einkorn, red fife, spelt, or wheat, there are many barriers to bringing these types of grains to the market… starting with seeds! Indeed, seeds are only available in packet size, and it can take years to grow and multiply before having a volume large enough to fit into a mechanical seeder or combine. In this session, you will hear from farmers and researchers who have been working with heritage grains. Join us to hear about the challenges and rewards of growing heritage varieties, as well as considerations for how you can get started on your heritage grains journey! Image courtesy of Salt Spring Seed Sanctuary.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

 Ecological Seed Finder

Wheat: Gateway

Ecological Farmers of Ontario Small Grains Network