Small Scale Grain Growing – For Bread & Feed

Date/Time Location Course facilitator
25 Feb 2023 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM Foxwood, Hellingly Paul Lovatt-Smith

2022 has seen a huge surge in prices, with ever increasing grain costs, both for home kitchen use in bread, and on the smallholding in animal feed. So maybe you have thoughat about growing your own wheat or barley?

Paul has been growing organic grain (wheat, barley and oats) for 15 years and whilst he would still call himself an amateur he has some tips which you may find useful. (We do know that he is due to feature on BBC 2 – where he teaches celebrity chef Marcus Wareing how to grow his own bread and thresh the wheat – Paul will happily sign autographs :¬) 

The afternoon workshop will take place at his smallholding near Hellingly where he will show you this year’s wheat and barley crops and describe the various stages, tools and pitfalls involved. You can even see the Taj Mahal- his Indian-made stationary threshing machine which is the only one in the UK. Instead of the great British Bake-off you could find yourself involved in the Grow-off after this course.

Please dress for the weather, and for being outdoors.



Bookings are closed for this event.

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