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Grow Your Own Wheat

Warthog (left) and Banatka wheat. Photo by Ben Hoffman

Warthog (left) and Banatka wheat. Photo by Ben Hoffman

July 21, 2016

The resurgence of interest in growing local, organic wheat is not limited to farmers. Gardeners, too, can cultivate more nutrient-dense and stress-tolerant kinds of wheat. Read about Ben Hoffman's experiences with Banatka, a winter-hardy Hungarian landrace bred by Eli Rogosa that is drought resistant and is excellent for baking. "Bread from my first crop was space food – out of this world," says Hoffman.

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