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Closing Comments

Perhaps the most important advice I can share is, bring along your spirit of adventure! Many of us already understand the importance of rice and other whole grains, in our diet. I want to help you to achieve the same level of intimacy with this precious crop, in your home garden.

Rice cultivation and paddy construction provides a superb history lesson of the ingenious technology that was in use, thousands of years before the beginning of recorded history! And, looking forward, every seed that you harvest is a confirmation that the effort & wisdom of all past generations will not be lost. Not today. Not in our generation!

Through the coming months and years, genetically altered strains of rice, and many other foods, will threaten the traditional, natural source. We will be the seed savers. We will be the sheltered bay. The joy and wonder that we cultivate will travel far beyond our garden walls.