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Join the Project

Join us for our "A Year On The Field" Project and become a part
of a unique, global study with colleagues and friends from many
areas of interest.

Incorporate this project into your daily routines, include in school projects,
invite students and volunteers to split the work load and to intensify the public engagement.

Object of the Study

For the pilot year (2021-2022) we are focusing on common wheat (Triticum aestivum).

Our project asks these questions:

  • How is wheat grown in different regions of the world?

  • How have the cultivation methods changed over the centuries?

  • What wheat varieties were cultivated in the past and present?

  • What wheat products are produced?

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We are looking for

Sonnenuntergang Ernte

Farmers (Animal or Tractor-powered)

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Museums & Archaeological Open-Air Museums

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Living History Farms

to document all steps of wheat cultivation and processing with us for a year on site.

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Scientists

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Collections Staff

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Bakers

who want to provide us with insights into individual aspects of wheat cultivation,
varieties and final wheat products through the centuries.

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Our Goals and Passion

- To enable a global exchange on the historical methods of cultivation and harvest, regional and era differences, of wheat

- To note the importance of wheat in current culture or historical recipes

- To promote regional, national and international networking of museums, research institutions and producers

- To raise the public interest for sustainable cultivation methods through intensive reporting

- To strengthen the importance of museums in the public discourse and agriculture

Would you like to join us?

Please write us to tell us your interest:

Project Coordinator Claus Kropp
c.kropp@kloster-lorsch.de