South East Grain Alliance
Winter meet, 2021
Tuesday, Dec. 7th

Open meeting for SEGA members and friends. Building local grain networks and exploring cereal alternatives to modern commodity dwarfed wheat varieties.


you?  baker  farmer  miller  grain person  brewer  distiller  just interested 

coming to?  morning session - Brixton Windmill - (sorry, full)   afternoon session - Kernel tap room

£5 cash on door for either or both sessions
Groups of +4, £4 per head

Brixton Windmill
100 Blenheim Gardens (in Windmill Gardens park)
from 11 am

Coffee and selection of pastries from SEGA members

Windmill tours with Abel Holsborough and his team of millers
12:00 am Welcome from Chair, Brixton Windmill
12:30 pm Lunch
Allotment bean soup, bread, cheeseboard, vegan dips, panforte
1:30 pm "What is heritage wheat and what can we do with it" with Andy Forbes
Since 2009 Andy has used his Rosendale Allotments plots, school and community growing spaces and then corners of South East farms to bulk up genebank accessions of heritage wheats back to commercial cultivation scale. Wheats intially grown out by him are now back in full cultivation in England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland.
Kernel tap room
Arch 7, Dockley Road Industrial Estate, Dockley Rd, London
SE16 3FJ
from 3:30 pm
Evin and the Kernel Brewery team welcome us to Bermondsey Spa.

Tours of next door SEGA members Little Bread Pedlar and Flor bakeries and the Kernel Brewery plus Kappacasein Dairy
4:30 pm Introducing some of our South East Grain Alliance farmers
Mike West, George Crossley, James Lowder-Symonds
special feature:
Tree of Life Veganics farm, near Faversham, Kent
with Jo Kidd, small holder veganic farmer.
special feature:
Lodge farm, near Godstone, Surrey
with Mike Pinard, Regenerative farm specialising in heritage grain, growing and milling.
special feature:
Fobbing Farm, Essex with George Young
mixed farm with a wild backbone seam and now also a mill.
6:00 pm Pizza slices from Little Bread Pedlar assisted by Pamela Yung.
7:00 pm "Building local food networks" with Josiah Meldrum
talking about the recently formed East Anglian Grain Alliance, Hodmedod's and Wakelyns
later A bit of music with Louis.