Image courtesy of Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance
The Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance (RMSA) has teamed up with the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs (UCCS) to offer Grain School. The three-day event will be held January 12-14 at the UCCS campus to train and empower participants to grow, mill, bake, and brew heritage grains in their communities.
The course will be taught by RMSA’s Bill McDorman alongside Margaret Harris, PhD, MS, HC (UCCS Department of Health Sciences); Janel Owens, PhD (UCCS Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry); Lee DeHaan, lead scientist, Intermediate Wheatgrass Program (The Land Institute); Michael Brownlee, author, co-founder Local Food Shift; Ben Butler, Hayden Flour Mills; Jacob Cowgill, Prairie Heritage Farm; and other special guests and experts in local grain farming, milling, and baking.
The curriculum will cover a range of topics, including the history of land-race grains, crop breeding, nutritional and health issues with gluten and glyphosate, baking and fermentation, small craft brewing, and small-scale production techniques.

To learn more about the program, check out RMSA's website.