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Ebook – 224 pages
BISAC: GARDENING / Organic
Publisher: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 9781550925425
Pub. Date: 2013-11-01

About the Authors

Sarah Simpson

Sarah Simpson is an award-winning Canadian journalist. She currently reports for the Cowichan Valley Citizen and her stories have been featured in various major daily newspapers such as the Globe and Mail and the Vancouver Province. Her coverage of local issues such as the Island Grains project has been recognized in the Environmental Initiative and Community Service categories of the Canadian Community Newspapers Association's Better Newspapers Competition Awards and the British Columbia & Yukon Community Newspapers Association Ma Murray Awards.

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Heather McLeod

Heather McLeod is the co-owner of Makaria Farm and the cofounder of the successful community grain-growing project, Island Grains. She is a passionate believer in re-skilling and founder of the Renaissance Women, a group dedicated to personal empowerment through relearning basic skills. Heather has been published in Small Farm Canada, The New Quarterly, The Dalhousie Review and Room (of One's Own), and she writes a regular farming column for The Winnipeg Review.

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Uprisings (PDF)

A Hands-On Guide to the Community Grain Revolution

by Sarah Simpson & Heather McLeod



If we want to reduce our environmental impact, build resiliency in our community and improve food security, it's up to us to make it happen. In many North American communities, the instrument of change is ... grain. Grain is the perfect metaphor for how we've lost control of our food supply, and with it the skills and tools to feed ourselves. Uprisings shows how communities can take back their power by reviving local grain production to improve food security, local economies, and the environment.

Profiles of ten unique community models demonstrating how local grain production is making a difference are rounded out by step-by-step instructions for small-scale grain production that will turn any community into a hotbed of revolution. Learn about:

  • How locally grown wheat, barley and other grains can impact a community
  • How to start a community grain project from scratch
  • How to plant, grow, harvest, thresh, winnow, and store your grain
  • How to use whole and sprouted grains in your kitchen.

The new self-sufficiency is community sufficiency. Uprisings offers a wealth of practical advice to inspire and empower anyone interested in local initiatives to develop a community grain-growing model tailored for their unique needs and resources. Vive la révolution!

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