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BEAN, GRAIN & EDIBLE SEEDS: Homestead Scale

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Instructor: Harry MacCormack Harry has been working with grains, beans, and seeds on a homestead scale for 40 years. During the past 7 years the research plots at Sunbow Farm have been a large part of the drive to create the Southern Willamette Valley Bean and Grain Project. Some of the plot plantings have included black, pinto, soy, lentil, red and garbanzo beans, over-wintering peas, 3 rye varieties, 2 triticale varieties, 4 wheat varieties, 2 varieties of quinoa, amaranth, buckwheat and sunflower and will all be demonstrated during this workshop.

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When Mar 24, 2013
from 10:00 am to 03:00 pm
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Instructor: Harry MacCormack

Harry has been working with grains, beans, and seeds on a homestead scale for 40 years. During the past 7 years the research plots at Sunbow Farm have been a large part of the drive to create the Southern Willamette Valley Bean and Grain Project. Some of the plot plantings have included black, pinto, soy, lentil, red and garbanzo beans, over-wintering peas, 3 rye varieties, 2 triticale varieties, 4 wheat varieties, 2 varieties of quinoa, amaranth, buckwheat and sunflower and will all be demonstrated during this workshop.

Workshop Focuses:

  • -Field preparation, rotations, moisture, temperature
  • -Over-wintering, advantages and disadvantages
  • -Varieties for Fall and Spring planting, some very old
  • -Nutritional measurements, the WSU work we participated in, and current measurements protein etc.
  • -How much is needed for a person, family, community: or how many pounds to expect from a 20’ x 20’ plot
  • -Harvest how to
  • -Threshing by hand and/or machine; machine designs
  • -Storage
  • -Creative uses of beans, grains, seeds
  • -Potential community supported markets and storage

 $30/pre register, bring lunch.

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