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A Hands-On Guide to the Community Grain Revolution
This practical guide explores the food security and community sufficiency benefits of growing local grain—and shows you how easy it is to get started.
If we want to reduce our environmental impact, build resiliency in our community, and improve food security, it's up to us to make it happen. Uprisings shows how communities across North America can take action by reviving local grain production.
Environmental journalist Sarah Simpson profiles of ten unique community models demonstrating how local grain production is already making a difference. She then shares step-by-step instructions for small-scale grain production that will turn any community into a hotbed of revolution. Learn about:
- How locally grown wheat, barley, and other grains can impact a community
- How to start a community grain project from scratch
- How to plant, grow, harvest, thresh, winnow, and store your grain
- How to use whole and sprouted grains in your kitchen
Sarah Simpson is an award-winning Canadian journalist. She currently reports for the Cowichan Valley Citizen and her stories have been featured in various major daily newspapers such as the Globe and Mail and the Vancouver Province. Her coverage of local issues such as the Island Grains project has been recognized in the Environmental Initiative and Community Service categories of the Canadian Community Newspapers Association's Better Newspapers Competition Awards and the British Columbia & Yukon Community Newspapers Association Ma Murray Awards.
Heather McLeod is the co-owner of Makaria Farm and the cofounder of the successful community grain-growing project, Island Grains. She is a passionate believer in re-skilling and founder of the Renaissance Women, a group dedicated to personal empowerment through relearning basic skills. Heather has been published in Small Farm Canada, The New Quarterly, The Dalhousie Review and Room (of One's Own), and she writes a regular farming column for The Winnipeg Review.
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