8 responses to “Triticum dicoccon”

  1. George L. in Vermont

    Yes! I applaud UBC and BpotD for highlighting these issues!
    As climate change and the end of cheap oil require “more local” and “more resilient” solutions to almost everything, many regular folks saving and selecting open grown seed will certainly reemerge as a basic survival strategy of our species. Plus, many heritage varieties of food plants are gorgeous and have fascinating stories!
    Check out this site, “Heritage Wheat Conservancy,
    restoring the arts of on-farm conservation and crop improvement” http://growseed.org/
    (I have met Eli Rogoff, who is a passionate and knowledgeable scholar and organizer.)
    Also a company that has been growing and advocating for open grown heritage seeds for many years here in Vermont: http://www.highmowingseeds.com/

  2. sheila williams

    What a wonderful photo and article this is. There is such diversity in the plant world and especially now, we definitely need to aquaint ourselves with some of the much lesser known species that are out there. Last year I grew Kamut just for ourselves, will be trying this wheat this year! Thank you BPotDay for bringing this to the forefront!

  3. Connor

    Thanks for the links George!
    The photograph of this entry was taken by Clive Boursnell / Biodiversity International

  4. max

    Anyone interested in the cultivation of pre-hexaploid wheat should check out these conference proceedings, available as a free pdf:
    Hulled Wheats. Promoting the conservation and use of underutilized and neglected crops. 4. Proceedings of the First International Workshop on Hulled Wheats 21-22 July 1995, Castelvecchio Pascoli, Tuscany, Italy

  5. George L. in Vermont

    Max’s post reminded me that if you dub around on the “Hertage Wheat, etc” site above you’ll find seed from some of the rare wheats are for sale. The more folks cultivating the safer the variety.

  6. Jeremy

    Just a teeny correction: The photo should be credited to Clive Boursnell/Bioversity International

  7. sharon rempel

    Emmer, Einkorn and spelt are featured in this year’s ‘Bread and Wheat’ Festival in Victoria on November 2, 2008. http://www.breadandwheat.com
    I’ve run the Canadian Heritage Wheat Project in Canada for 12 years. I started Seedy Saturday in 1989 and wheat conservation has been my speciality for 20 plus years, working with heritage wheat doing ‘on farm’ variety development. This project is posted on my website http://www.grassrootsolutions.com
    I’ve just released a book ‘Demeter’s Wheats. Growing local food and community with traditional wisdom and heritage wheat.’
    $19.95 plus $1 GST and $6 shipping to S. Rempel,
    3741 Metchosin Road
    Victoria, B.C. V9C 4A8 Canada
    Sharon Rempel,

  8. Eli Rogosa

    Wonderful photo! The Heritage Wheat Conservancy offers heritage wheats on: growseed.org/seed.html
    for folks to restore, a veritable Noah’s Ark of biodiversity!

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