A field at the University of DC’s Muirkirk Research Farm sprouts clover between rows of last year’s rice crop during a visit in April. Photo by Rhea.
I’ve been talking about my rice article for The Washington Post since…. well, April! And my interest in small-scale grain growing dates back to at least 2012. No, make that 2009!
I’m excited to share that at last, “Rice” is up. You can read it here:
I so appreciate the people who you see quoted in the story. They were generous with their time and ideas.
Some of my geekier and historical references didn’t make the final cut. If you’re interested in the history of rice in the U.S., check out Black Rice by Judith A. Carney. Che Axum recommended it to me, and I will pass that along to you.
A field of grain as seen by small grain farmer Reed Hamilton of Grass Valley Grains.
Could whole wheat flour soon nestle beside bunches of kale in your CSA box? Possibly! My recent article for Grist.org looks at where we stand with producing wheat, oats, and other carb essentials in a local, sustainable way.
Read the piece, “Small-scale grains: Another piece of the locavore puzzle.“