From The Athens News
Village Bakery co-owner Bob O'Neil is quoted in this article
A few local business owners in Athens County are attempting to solve sustainability issues as old as the advent of human agriculture by growing one humble, perennial plant: a wheatgrass called “Kernza.”
The intermediate wheatgrass, trademarked as “Kernza” by the Land Institute in Kansas, is much like the common grass growing on the side of the road. Plant it and one can typically expect it to grow back after harvesting, year after year, despite frost, heavy rains and other environmental factors that would kill less-hardy plants.
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