Commercial Growers 19 January 2021

Sharing Grain Seed – Here’s What You Need to Know!

Seed Week guest Charlotte Bickler from the Organic Research Centre sets out what you need to know in order to share grain seed in the UK.  Towards a Decentralised Grain Economy “There is a growing movement across the UK towards decentralised grain economies, where grain is traded directly from field to fork without getting embroiled in […]

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Seed Week Film Launch: Introducing Llafur Ni – Our Grains

Watch Gaia’s latest film – Llafur Ni (Our Grains)– about a farmer’s 20-year quest to find and revive the Welsh black oats his grandfather once grew. Welsh organic farmer Gerald Miles has been on an epic quest to rediscover the rare black oats his grandfather once grew in Pembrokeshire fields overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. For […]

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crofting 25 March 2021

Uncommon Grains: Research Published!

Reviving Rare Oats, Spreading Bere Barley and (Re)Developing the Machinery to Process Them   At the start of February, as the snow fell and the sky brooded, the grain growers of our Welsh and Scottish networks grabbed a coffee, signed on to Zoom, and settled in for a long day of talking oats, bere barley […]

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