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Heritage Grain Forum

  • ENR2 Haury Auditorium (map)

We are celebrating the recent designation of the Santa Cruz Valley National Heritage Area, with a retrospective of its role--and that of many others--in bringing back heritage grains to the multi-cultural communities of southern Arizona & northern Sonora. We will also be learning from leaders in other regions who have pioneered comparable innovations & grain revivals. Where do we go from here?

We are delighted to have Liz Carlisle of UC Santa Barbara and Bob Quinn of Kamut International join us after Labor Day for a Heritage Grain Forum that celebrates a decade of promotion of heritage grains and legumes in Arizona. They are coauthors of the recently published Grain by Grain: A Quest to Revive Ancient Wheat, Rural Jobs and Healthy Food, from Island Press.

  • TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3rd: 4 PM - 5:30 PM Bob Quinn & Liz Carlisle discuss their book Grain by Grain: A Quest to Revive Ancient Wheat, Rural Jobs, and Healthy Food

  • WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4th: 8:30 AM to 12 PM, Jeff Zimmerman (Hayden Flour Mills), Don Guerra (Barrio Breads) & Terry & Ramona Button (Ramona Farms) & Joy Hought (Native Seeds/SEARCH) detail “the rise of White Sonora Wheat, with commentaries by Liz Carlisle, Bob Quinn, Vanessa Bechtol & others in roundtable discussions

Book signings & free bread & cracker tastings outside during breaks at both events.

Co-sponsored by University of Arizona Southwest Center, Tucson City of Gastronomy & Santa Cruz Valley National Heritage Alliance