Grains are among the easiest crops to grow and can be a new adventure for the home gardener. Many need little processing after harvest, and they bring beauty to the garden.
All gardeners should grow some grains and seed crops. They are easy to grow and maintain, as well as decorative and beautiful. Most varieties of modern grains, especially oats and barley, have been developed for machine processing. Our varieties are specifically chosen for the backyard gardener and small farms that donít have specialized milling equipment. Learn to grow the grains for your bread in your own backyard.
Bountiful Gardens carries sized packets of grains suitable for small-scale, protein crop raising. Try your hand at designing and growing a complete small-scale diet in your backyard, using our book One Circle
KUSA Seed Research Foundation
KUSA is a non-profit membership organization working to provide seed and information to the farming/gardening public, concerning traditional, unusual and rare crops that should not be lost to future generations.
For further information about the organization, go to: KUSA
"Planting grains now also represents an opportunity to begin familiarizing yourself with a crop destined to move toward centerstage in our collective endeavors to handhold the emergence of a robust, healthy, regenerative culture. These crops may not be feeding our tribe today. But they will soon. How do we become familiar with the little uniquenesses of growing them? How do we harvest grains and process them as food? How do we do it speedily? These questions can only be answered by doing." - The Seed Ambassadors Project