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native grains of new york / north east

 
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hey all,
first year micro farmer trying to get up to speed.

i'm in downstate ny (zone 6a) and i have a couple of questions if anyone is in the area...

1 - does anyone have a suggestion about where i might source seeds in ny state?
2 - i would love to grow some grains to supplement chicken diet and also to conceal a neighbor's fence. i was looking at some rye grasses but thought i would ask for other suggestions on strains or alternatives you might suggest.
3 - when was the first time you realized that permaculture will likely be the thing that saves the world ? (last one was just because i didn't have a good third question ;)

thanks for all your thoughts!

-james
 
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Grow reports that I get from that area, are that barley thrives.
 
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Hudson Valley Seed is in the area, so anything they sell should grow reliably.

https://hudsonvalleyseed.com/
 
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