Grains Co-op First Planting Day 2014
4 of us met on a Saturday morning in mid-April to plant oats and barley in some fields that Steve had worked up previously. Beautiful weather, nice soil, great conversation, good food and lots of fun, as always with this group.
We’re experimenting with growing our own grains organically in permaculture-minded systems, on a small scale, as a part of a newly-formed cooperative. We need more members, but so far it looks promising and has the potential to fill a large gap in the “locavore” scene currently. We’ll have wheat, oats, flour corn, barley, amaranth, quinoa and possibly others, if all goes well.
Now let’s get a few more people on board for the Grains Co-op and the workdays will be even more fun and productive!