The growers guild conference
Convening for the first time
may 2019 // northern california
In May 2019, we will gather farmers, millers, bakers, and church members to explore the practical skills, ecological impacts, and spiritual opportunities of implementing a local Growers Guild. The conference will be centered around the formation of a lively community equipped to spread the joy of sustainable wheat and delicious, wholesome communion bread. Participants will learn how to connect with local farmers, millers, and people in the church to grow and mill grain for communion bread, and to act as a valuable community resource. The curriculum will include fun, hands-on workshops, live demonstrations, and panel discussions. Participants will also join in a joyful Honoré Planting Day to learn how to lead these vibrant volunteer events.
Master bread-baker Peter Reinhart is also a lay brother in an eastern orthodox service order. He is the author of an award-winning bread cookbook and is on the faculty of Johnson and Wales University. He channels the science of baking into deep, spiritual lessons — and dispels stale myths about the nature (and flavor) of good, wholesome bread.
President and Agrigultural Chaplain, Honoré Farm and Mill
Co-Founder and Executive Director of Plainsong Farm and Ministry
Farmer and Drone Boat-Builder
Founder of the Mendocino Grain Project
Wheat Farming for Farmers (and Non-Farmers)
Communion Bread Baking with Peter Reinhart
The Spirituality of Farming
Milling and Nutrition
Models for Sustainable Grain Economies
The Carbon Cycle and Grain Growing