04/06/10 Grain Class this Thursday

Wayne’s email: 

Grains are more important to our self reliant living than I had realized.  Let your neighbors and friends know that the class will be at New Fire Station on 70th Ave., 6:30 Thursday (4/08/10), day after tomorrow (day after our meeting at Terry’s Berries.

Anuttama’s email:

Growing Grains in Western Washington
A Presentation by Rene Featherstone of Lentz Spelt Farms

When:  Thursday, April 8, 2010 6:30-8:00 pm.
Where:  The Graham Fire Station at 23014 70th Ave. E, Graham, WA 98338
Contact:  Anuttama Budd (253) 875-1842
Admission:  Free

Rene Featherstone is a grain farmer from Washington who is currently growing specialty grains such as spelt, emmer and camelina.  He has a lifetime of experience with growing all kinds of grains in a variety of conditions/climates and will provide the audience with information that will help them be able to grow grains in their own gardens for their own use. 

Unusual grains such as spelt (good for people with gluten allergies), emmer (grows great organically) and camelina (makes a great salad oil) will be discussed as well as more common grains like oats, spring wheat and barley.  You should come away from this presentation with the enthusiasm to grow your own plot of grain and you may be amazed to discover that you can have enough grain to bake a loaf of bread every week for a year in a plot as small as 300 square feet!

Please come and attend this presentation which is being put on in conjunction with the Graham Self Reliant Community.  It is almost time to plant!

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