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Bake Your Lawn: Grow it, mill it, bake it, eat it

The Real Bread Campaign is showing children around Britain how to Bake Your Lawn and follow the Real Bread trail from seed to sandwich on your own doorstep. This guide is for teachers and parents who want to help children have fun finding out that Real Bread starts in a field, not a factory. It includes tips and pointers to further information for allotmenteers, would-be good-lifers and everyone else who wants to make getting a sandwich a bit more inspiring than a trip to the chiller cabinet at a petrol station.

16/01/2011
Real Bread Campaign
37pp - 2011

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Bake your lawnThe Real Bread Campaign is showing children around Britain how to Bake Your Lawn and follow the Real Bread trail from seed to sandwich on your own doorstep.

Starting with just one square metre of ground and a handful of earth, our FREE grassroots guide will show you how to grow it, mill it, bake it, eat it.

The guide is for teachers and parents who want to help children have fun finding out that Real Bread starts in a field, not a factory. We’ve also included tips and pointers to further information for allotmenteers, would-be good-lifers and everyone else who wants to make getting a sandwich a bit more inspiring than a trip to the chiller cabinet at a petrol station.

For information on where to find seed wheat, visit the Bake Your Lawn page of the Real Bread Campaign website.


Report contents

  • What is Real Bread?
  • A short introduction to wheat
  • The wheat plant
  • The life cycle of wheat
  • Choosing your wheat seeds
  • Obtaining seed wheat
  • Choosing a site
  • Soil preparation
  • Methods of sowing
  • Caring for your crop
  • Knowing when to harvest
  • Cutting
  • Drying
  • Making a stook
 
  • Threshing
  • Sieving
  • Winnowing
  • Storing
  • Mill it
  • Bolting
  • Bake it
  • Why bake your own?
  • Recipes
  • Storing bread
  • Leftovers
  • Suppliers
  • Useful books and links

 

 

The Real Bread Campaign finds and shares ways to make bread better for us, better for our communities and better for the planet. Whether your interest is local food, community-focussed small enterprises, honest labelling, therapeutic baking, or simply tasty toast, everyone is invited to become a Campaign supporter.

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