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Tag: Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

‘People’s Plant Breeding’ event, part 2: the grain selection

On the 25th September, immediately preceding our AGM, we started what might well be the first ever community science experiment of its kind: a ‘People’s Plant Breeding’ grain selection event. ‘A small, quiet and entirely benign revolution.’ We… Read More

‘People’s Plant Breeding’ grain selection event part 1: the background

Scotland The Bread has recently grown 70 tonnes of wheat and rye on the Balcaskie Estate in Fife. There are 10 ‘varieties’ which, with the exception of one modern spring wheat Paragon, are characterised by considerable genetic diversity… Read More

Real Bread Week Soil to Slice Gathering

To celebrate the start of Real Bread Week (February 24 – March 4), a number of our Soil to Slice groups gathered on Sunday 25 February at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh’s Botanic Cottage to talk yields, baking inspiration, milling and new… Read More

Scotland’s Bread, hosted by the Edible Garden project in the Botanic Cottage

Meet some of the community growers, RBGE staff and volunteers who have been growing Scotland The Bread grains this year and are now milling and baking bread with them. We’ll be making a few loaves with these heritage… Read More