What we've done so far
We have led groups of community volunteers through four successful planting and harvest seasons of heirloom wheat at The Bishop's Ranch, Preston Farm and Winery and Truett-Hurst in Healdsburg, CA. This year we planted wheat at The Poncia Family Farm in West Marin, CA and at Plainsong Farm in Grand Rapids, MI. Check our the CSA page for more information.
For three years we worked with students from the MLK school in Marin City, CA to plant, harvest and learn about wheat. We developed a curriculum that help the students discover how wheat is grown and turned in flour that can used to in the kitchen.
Our next step: the mobile mill
After many years of working with heirloom wheat, we launched a Kickstarter campaign to bring an essential element to the local grain economy by building the first known mobile mill house. Thanks to strong support we raised over $50,000. The mobile mill will contain a hand-crafted stone mill. It will be a functional and educational tool, focused on advocating the benefits of freshly stone milled grains and providing flour that is incomparable in taste and quality. The mobile mill will enable travel to local schools, farmers markets, and community events.
Please join the movement and donate here.