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July 21, 2008

The Hungry Ghost Bakery and front yard wheat plots

hungry_ghost_bread.jpgIt might seem a little crazy to plant wheat in your yard, but the Hungry Ghost Bakery in Northampton, MA doesn't think so. (photo via Caleb Kenna/Boston Globe) To promote community awareness about locally grown food, they have been handing out wheat berries this spring and encouraging customers to plant a 10'x10' plot of wheat in their front yard. Later in the summer, these plots will be harvested by hand. Two nearby farms are growing spelt and rye for them and they are also looking for an heirloom variety of wheat that will grow well in the area. (news item via Acres, USA, The Voice of Eco-Agriculture)

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Posted by Mary Ellen at July 21, 2008 5:45 PM
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