Grain project at Grimesthorpe allotments

Story and photos by Richard Swan

Rich and Nick from Sheffield Grain Project have taken on a plot at Grimesthorpe allotments, provided by Green City Action, to trial growing wheat and other cereals and grains within the city. They hope to save seed each year to develop local grains suited to growing in Sheffield.

They are also participating in a city-wide wheat growing initiative called The Sheffield Wheat Experiment. Rich and Nick will be planting their first wheat crop as this paper goes to press, and will harvest late summer 2021. See for more information on Sheffield wheat growing.