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Thursday, July 27 • 10:15am - 11:45am
Restoring Heritage Grains | Richard Roberts & Eli Rogosa
Join us to learn the practical skills to grow heritage wheat - from soil prep, seeding density and disease prevention to selective seed-saving, harvesting, threshing and processing in your backyard or small farm.  Traditional peasants have grown heritage grains for millennia.  It’s easier than you think! 

Participants will receive a gift of rare heritage wheat seeds to grow.

Interested participants are invited to continue on the grain track by joining Jesse Cottingham for a scything demo and Lu Yoder for an informal talk about his pedal-powered grain equipment.

Speakers
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Richard Roberts

Richard Roberts is the Maine Grain Alliance Seed Restoration Project Leader.
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Eli Rogosa

Eli Rogosa, funded by the European Union, worked collecting landrace wheats in Europe and the Mideast in cooperation with seed banks and peasant farmer-seed-savers. She now maintains a community seed bank of hundreds of landrace wheat populations. Author of 'Restoring Heritage Gr... Read More →


Thursday July 27, 2017 10:15am - 11:45am
Skowhegan State Fairgrounds 33 Constitution Ave, Skowhegan, ME 04976