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Soil & Health books compiled by Steve Solomon.     

 (thanks to Walter H.)


Appalachian Staple Foods Collaborative (ASFC): 

(thanks to Laura S.)


"The Small Grains" - Mark Alfred Carleton (1915)

Online through google books search, or see link by David M below on 10/10/10.

Highly recommended by our Mt Vernon grain research scientist,  Dr. Jones






Small-Scale Grain Raising -   Gene Logsdon ISBN 0-87857-134-5

and ISBN 0-87857-147-7 pbk (1977)


The Scythe Book - Mowing Hay, Cutting Weeds, and Harvesting Small Grains with Hand Tools - David Tresemer ISBN 938670-00-x (1981)


The Small Grains"  - Mark Alfred Carleton (1915)

Highly recommended by our Mt Vernon Dr. Jones, and now available to read online by searching Google books. (thanks David M) (Anyone finding a hard copy be sure to buy one!)


Seed to Seed - Seed Saving & Growing Techniques for Vegetable Gardeners -

by Suzanne Ashworth


The Self-Sufficient Life and How to Live It - John Seymour


Learning To Grow All Your Own Food - A One-Bed Model For Compost, Diet & Income Crops - Carol Cox & Staff from Ecology Action - Self-Teaching Mini-Series #26 -   and


Home Grown Whole Grains - by Sara Plizer (2009) ISBN 978-1-60342-153-9

Growing Dry Beans & Grains in the Pacific Northwest: a Step-By-Step Guide to Producing Your Own Staple Foods – by  Krista Rome.




Instructional videos by Walter Haugen of FA Farm (YouTube)

"Walter Haugen on Growing Wheat"


Instructional videos by Dan Jason of Salt Spring Seeds (


"Soil & Soil Buidling Workshop Introduction"  - Walter H


"Broad Fork - U-Bar Workshop" - Brian K


Fabulous Fava Beans with Farmer Walter H



(see many new & old blog posts on our WT site under tab 'Blog' )


“Just How Valuable Are Grains & Dry Beans Anyways?” - Walter H


Celt's Garden – Growing Crackers” - Celt S


Celt's Garden – Slow Bread” - Celt S


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EVENTS from past-

Winter Community Seed-Swap 2011 - Sunday January 30th -11:30 am-3pm

Tags: Beans, Broad, Cultivation, Fork, Grain, Growing, Milling, Seed-Saving, Wheat, farming, More…food, gardening, permaculture, security

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Appalachian Staple Foods Collaborative (ASFC):
A book that Steve Jones highly recommended in his talk at Inspiration Farm is "The Small Grains" by Mark Alfred Carleton. A book from 1915 that is long out of print, but is fortunately available (and searchable!) at Google Books. Jones recommends this book about growing grains above all others. Here's the link:

"Growing Dry Beans & Grains in the Pacific Northwest: a Step-By-Step Guide to Producing Your Own Staple Foods" – Krista Rome.  Obtain your book online, or direct from the farmer/author at a local Farmers Market.


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