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I saw a video of the wheaton labs holzer perennial wheat plot covered in barbed wire and was wondering if when you get a good plot going if you could loan me some seed?

I have contacted the land institute with a similar inquiry about their perennial grain kernza, which is selectively bred from a eurasian grass that is related to wheat. It has ten ft deep roots for extreme drought tollerence and has been selected for factors such as disease resistence and grain size.

My intention is to crossbreed the two and produce a superior strain for making beer and bread that combines the strengths of each into a hybrid that is greater than the sum of its parts. I may also contact the Rodale institute about their strain of perennial wheat. Genetic diversity is risillience.
 
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Nicole Alderman wrote:That sounds like such a cool project, Ryan!



I have read a book that said that people become truely one with the Universe when acting on their love. (This statement was carefully abridged to remove religious connotation but retain the concept.) This entire macro project that is Heart of the Earth Farm and its many branch projects (most of which are equally cool like the cheese cave and tea terraces and orange trees in zone 6) are acts of love. I think the best way to help others is to make my farm a laboratory of permaculture. I'm taking a different approach than Paul Wheaton, but a lab it is anyways. The goal is to create a system that will give our region the food security that 40% (by some counts) lack.
 
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We have some holzer grain, but it is probably not wheat. It is definitely NOT perennial. I'm not sure it would be very good for your breeding program.
 
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Fred Tyler wrote:We have some holzer grain, but it is probably not wheat. It is definitely NOT perennial. I'm not sure it would be very good for your breeding program.



Aw darn. On the video I watched it was stated as perrenial. I believe it was a Justin Rhodes video.
 
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Ryan Hobbs wrote:

Fred Tyler wrote:We have some holzer grain, but it is probably not wheat. It is definitely NOT perennial. I'm not sure it would be very good for your breeding program.



Aw darn. On the video I watched it was stated as perrenial. I believe it was a Justin Rhodes video.



There was some confusion over it being perennial when we first learned of it and/or started working with it. So, some earlier conversations did call it a perennial grain.
 
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Ryan Hobbs wrote:

Fred Tyler wrote:We have some holzer grain, but it is probably not wheat. It is definitely NOT perennial. I'm not sure it would be very good for your breeding program.



Aw darn. On the video I watched it was stated as perrenial. I believe it was a Justin Rhodes video.



There was some confusion over it being perennial when we first learned of it and/or started working with it. So, some earlier conversations did call it a perennial grain.



Oh I see. Well then. I guess just the others will have to do.
 
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