It's so reassuring when we see people and families that have the same dreams that we do. While doing grain research, we stumbled upon this BBC piece about a family in Spain. They brought back an old wheat variety (Aragon 03) and are making bread for their community.
"Many people told us we were crazy for trying to run a business like ours in a place like this. But we found that the seed we grow is perfect for this climate. This is a very dry region and bringing water from other areas is not an option and so the most sensible thing to do is to use seeds that adapt easily to this land and so we can create growth here."
We're going to get in touch with the Marcen sisters. Maybe they will trade some grain with us or even come visit. I think they would feel right at home in our Arizona dry heat.