The Millet Project Exhibit, Aug 30

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Join us for an afternoon with millets at the The Millet Project Exhibit on Aug 30th, 2015 (Sunday), from 12 - 5 pm at the UC Gill Tract Community Farm in Albany, CA!

With a generous Seed Grant from the Berkeley Food Institute in 2015, we are beginning to explore the traditions of cultivating millets, and further introducing them into the community and in our diets.

For the last few months,the Millet Project team and collaborators have been working hard - farming four types of millets in CA, educating our community about the awesomeness of these highly nutritious, drought-tolerant, and gluten-free grains, and cooking up a storm and learning with our family and friends about tasty millet recipes!

At the Millet Project Exhibit, you will have the chance to:

1. See our beautiful field of millets
2. Meet our Millet Project farmer-collaborators (the people who actually grow our millet) and supporters.
3. Taste millet-based food and meet the millet beer brewmaster in person
4. Pick up seeds to plant you own millets, and millet samples to cook your own millet dishes!

We are excited to share our experience with and the many agricultural, economic and sociocultural advantages of this grain with you through food, drink, and talk. You can take a stroll through our small-scale millet farm at the Gill Tract Farm and see different varieties of this grain growing right there. Have you ever tried millet beer? Or millet sausages? A millet burger? Maybe a millet porridge? No? Then you should definitely check it out at the millet exhibit! We will have millet recipes from all over the world for you to taste.

We are looking forward to welcoming you and your family on August 30th!

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Millets are a group of gluten-free cereal grains that are highly nutritious and commonly contain higher protein, mineral and vitamin and fiber levels, compared to corn, rice and wheat. Millets can grow with little water compared to most other grains, and are very well suited to drought-like conditions. This makes them an ideal crop for California. Millets form grains in 90-110 days and are often cultivated on skeletal soils. Millet production is traditionally not dependent on the use of synthetic fertilizers and a majority of them are not affected by storage pests. Additionally, great natural biodiversity exists in millets, hence making them amenable to cultivation in various agro-climatic conditions.