The Millet Project Exhibit

The Millet Project Exhibit

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UC Gill Tract Community Farm

San Pablo Avenue

Albany, CA 94706

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Join us for an afternoon with millets at the second The Millet Project Exhibit on September 11th, 2016 (Sunday), from 12 - 5 pm at the UC Gill Tract Community Farm in Albany, CA!

The Millet Project team and collaborators are now in the second year of the project, and we have grown! In the Second Millet Exhibit, we want to share our hard work with the community: we grew five types of millets in California, educated our community about the awesomeness of these highly nutritious, drought-tolerant, and gluten-free grains, and cooked up a storm and collected tasty millet recipes from all over the world!

At the Millet Project Exhibit, you will have the chance to:
1. See our beautiful field with different types of millets
2. Meet our Millet Project farmer-collaborators (the people who actually grow our millet) and supporters.
3. Taste millet-based food and beer, and meet the millet beer brewmaster in person
4. Talk to scientists who study millet and other crops as well as the microorganisms associated with them
5. Pick up seeds to plant your own millets, and millet samples and recipes 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 bread? A millet slider? May be millet chips? No? Then you should definitely check it out at the millet exhibit, a family friendly event! 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! (And please remember to bring your ID if you want to try the millet beer.)

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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.