Wheat? In the city? Isnít that something for the Midwest?
Last Saturday, volunteers began to harvest the wheat that was planted in a Grow Hartford plot on Broad Street. I have been told that bicycles were involved in the process. The seeds were planted in April, followed by an invitation to the community to help weed the field.
The wheat will be used to bake bread, which will be shared among project volunteers.
Urban wheat farming is not unique to Hartford. London, New York, and San Diego are some other cities where wheat has been planted.
To read more about food options available to Hartford residents, go to Farm to Table.
Reprinted with permission of Kerri Provost, author of the blog RealHartford.
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