About Us

Our Research

Restoring Ancient Wheat

Northeast Organic Wheat

2011 Bread Conference

2012 Conference

Bread Education

A Gift from Georgia

The Climate Resilient Farmer

We are what they ate: Meat or Wheat?

Baking Matzah in Brooklyn

Israel Bread Tour



The American Wheat Culturist (1868)

History of American Wheat Varieties (1923 - 239 pages)

Small Grains, Mark Carleton (1920)

Geopolitics, the Green Revolution and Wheat (1997)

A Grounded Guide to Gluten (2015)

Brockwell Bake - Heritage Wheat Program (2015)

Vandana Shiva: End Seed Slavery - Nourish Seed Freedom

From Seed to Seed: Educational DVDs on Seed-Saving









Gluten-safe grain from the dawn of agriculture







































Slow-Rise No-Knead Einkorn Bread in a Dutch Oven

Einkorn Sourdough Sprout Bread

Klaas and Eli in the einkorn field

HGC collects and restores landrace grain biodiversity and culinary traditions from earth to hearth. We manage a community seed bank, and offer workshops on seed-saving and traditional food arts. 'Eat it to Save it' is our motto. Click to learn more about us.

Grow a Community Seed Bank: Send us a stamped self-addressed puffy envelope with your seed request, then return a portion of your best harvest next year to our seedbank. Start your own seed sanctuary and join our network. Email: growseed@yahoo.com Youth Seed-Saving Guidebook


'Bread makes itself, by your kindness, with your help with imagination streaming through you, with dough under hand, you are breadmakng itself. This is why breadmaking is extrodinariliy fufilling and rewarding. Love is not only the most important ingredient, it is the only ingredient that really matters.' Tasajara Bread

“Rabbi Ahai ben Josiah said, 'He who buys grain in the market, to what may he be compared? To a child who is cut off from his mother, and although it is taken to homes of wet nurses, it is not satisfied. And he who buys bread in the market, to what is he compared? To a man who digs his own grave - a wretched, precarious existence. But he who eats of his own produce is like a child reared at his mother's breast.” The Fathers According to Rabbi Nathan, Avot d'Rabbi Nathan 30:6

'G-d created the world so that all shall live in pleasantness, that all shall be equal, that one shall not lord over the other, and that all may cultivate the land. However, when warrior-minded people multiplied they began to rely on their might, and left off cultivating the land and turned to robbery.' The Fathers According to Rabbi Nathan - Avot d'Rabbi Nathan 30:6

We welcome visitors. Please email: growseed@yahoo.com or call - 413 624 0214! Directions: Interstate 91 - Exit 26, From the rotary, turn onto Rt 2 West. Drive 3.6 miles on Rt. 2 West. Immediately after Hagars Market and Strawberry Fields antique store on the right, look for a green sign: “To Rt. 112 North Colrain.” Turn RIGHT onto the Colrain/Shelburne Road. Drive 5.1 miles north. At the intersection with a white-steepled brick church turn LEFT onto Rt. 112 - Main Road. Drive a mile, turn RIGHT onto Foundry Village Road. After a windy mile bear RIGHT onto Adamsville Road 2 miles north, staying on Adamsville (bare right at a fork up the hill) We are the little yellow cape on the left side - 400 Adamsville.

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Heritage Wheat

Restore the delicious biodiversity of Landrace Wheat.