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Is it possible to buy kernza seed in small quantities for a few hundred square feet? I’d love to try some perennial grains but I can seem to find anyone that sells it.
 
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It looks like you can email this agency for seeds:

https://landinstitute.org/our-work/perennial-crops/kernza/
 
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Thanks Ken! I emailed them. Hopefully they’re willing to sell seeds to me
 
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Please let me know how it turns out. It sounds like a really useful plant.  I dont have much room left in my yard. Maybe I could find a little plot.
 
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I've emailed them every season for three season and don't believe I've received a response (or at least one that wasn't an autogenerated email saying "thanks for your interest"). My guess is that they have such a relatively small amount of seed, and that they want to preserve so much of it for larger/broadacre farms and operations that they really don't want to orient any of it to small and hobby growers at the moment. If by some chance you do hear back from them, please share (and I'll do the same)!
 
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