Wheat traditions

The tradition of planting a small pot of grain indoors is one my grandma’s been following for as long as I can remember. This was the first year, however, that she grew a pot of indoor wheat-grass from seed I had grown. Very statisfying. My grandma says she doesn’t know exactly where the tradition came from, but that it’s a way of remembering the green that’s about to come with spring. Having grown up in rural Manitoba just the memory that winter will in fact end (despite much snow which seems to state otherwise) is a tradition worth following.

One of my favourite things about Lawns to Loaves are the stories that people bring. Whether it’s remembering the smell of wheat at harvest time, or swaping favourite muffin recipes, food has a way of drawing people together in community.

There’s still spaces available to join in this year. Contact lawnstoloaves@gmail.com to learn more.

An indoor pot with fresh urban wheat. Check out the paska in the background, a traditional Easter bread. Yum.

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