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Wheat Breeding Experiment for Climate Adaptation

Blogpost published on: Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

What will the climate be like 20 years from now?  

How can we breed food crops that will thrive and adapt to change?   

With an increasingly unstable climate and a continued collapse of agricultural biodiversity, OAEC is mixing and planting together over 2,000 varieties of bread wheat from all over the world, in collaboration with local Sonoma County tribal, community, and school gardens and local farms. This process is called “Evolutionary Plant Breeding,” with a goal of creating unique, place-adapted, resilient mixtures of our most important food crops, to increase and expand agricultural biodiversity, put seed breeding back into the hands of farmers and gardeners, and create a seed supply that can thrive in a changing climate.  Click the link below to read more…

Wheat Diversity Experiment for Climate Adaptation