Welcome to Grain School Online!
We will be using this platform to share the class recordings, offer course material and resources, and engage in discussion.
Course Syllabus & Schedule
- RMSA Bibliography
- Recommended Books
- The Organic Grain Grower: Small-Scale, Holistic Grain Production for the Home and Market Producer – Jack Lazor
- The ultimate guide to growing organic grains on a small and ecological scale, The Organic Grain Grower is invaluable for both home-scale and commercial producers interested in expanding their resiliency and crop diversity through growing their own grains. Longtime farmer and organic pioneer Jack Lazor covers how to grow and store wheat, barley, oats, corn, dry beans, soybeans, pulse crops, oilseeds, grasses, nutrient-dense forages, and lesser-known cereals.
- The New Bread Basket: How the New Crop of Grain Growers, Plant Breeders, Millers, Maltsters, Bakers, Brewers, and Local Food Activists Are Redefining Our Daily Loaf – Amy Halloran
- For more than 10,000 years, grains have been the staples of Western civilization. The stored energy of grain allowed our ancestors to shift from nomadic hunting and gathering and build settled communities―even great cities. Though most bread now comes from factory bakeries, the symbolism of wheat and bread―amber waves of grain, the staff of life―still carries great meaning. Today, bread and beer are once again building community as a new band of farmers, bakers, millers, and maltsters work to reinvent local grain systems. The New Bread Basket tells their stories and reveals the village that stands behind every loaf and every pint.
- Lee-Ann Hill: Lead Facilitator, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Bill McDorman: Lead Instructor, email@example.com
- Renée Fourie: Education Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Frances Craik: Program Specialist, email@example.com
- Joseluis Ortiz: Organizational Health and Justice Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org
Zoom Meetings Overview
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