Deb Rebel wrote:I am talking to a place that is encouraging farmers to grow pennycress for the seed for oil and other use, it can be made into biofuel it seems. The place is, www.growpennycress.com and there is a phone # (Minnesota) to talk to 'Seth'. At the time I'm typing this I'm going straight to voicemail as I think he's on phone. For the permaculture people, they might be willing to provide seed if enough want it. (I know this stuff, where I grew up it was a rampant weed; some places have issue with it because of 'invasive' status. Montana is in the native range of it) Maybe it will take just having to send some people out from the lab area to hunt some up and gather seed? I started phonetag, I'll post updates.
Deb Rebel wrote:I'll let everyone know, I'm currently playing phone tag (talk to the voice mailbox) and waiting for a reply.
As for 'just about to post this' .... great minds think alike?
Cassie Langstraat wrote:Pennycress germinates in the fall and finishes its growing cycle in the late spring so it will not compete for light or nutrients with your summer crops!
paul wheaton wrote:Wild turkeys wiped out most of our pennycress. But it looks like plenty made it through and we now have quite a bit!