Growing Wild Rice

Has anyone ever tried growing wild rice? I have a large but shallow pond on my property which might make a good paddy. Very slow water flow through it from a spring. Also, we have a shallow creek about three to four feet across but that's down in a gully, about 6 feet deep, and shaded in most parts.
I would guess that the wild rice one buys in the store has been processed in some way so that it wouldn't sprout. Do you know any sources for viable wild rice seeds?
Paul
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http://www.savewildrice.org/articles
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I got a few plants from a nursery in western Massachusetts; google will likely turn something up. Planted in the margin of my 2/3 acre pond, they have self-seeded and survived, but not to any useful extent.
IIRC, the commercial stuff has been parched, so won't sprout.
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I have not grown rice or any other grain except corn. I might give it shot by making an artificial patty field.
http://www.kitazawaseed.com/index.html They have only one type of rice seed.
I got the web site from a book called: Home Grown Whole Grains by Sara pitzer :ISBN-10: 160342153X I have not read too much of this book. I got the book just to tip the $25 free shipping cost. Book cost $10.17 on Amazon.com
The book has the rice growing time 90-180 days. I live in Michigan so I am not sure of the long growing time rice needs. I suppose finding the best rice type for the growing area is going to the hard part. Then digging the patty fields. According to the book one can start the seeds indoors then transplant outside for the shorter seasons.
You have found a sore spot. Where does one find the rice seeds?
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I have never tried this place. They do not seem to have a web site. Some web searching came up with this address for buying Wild Rice Seed.
Wildlife Nurseries Inc 904 Bauman St Oshkosh WI 54902-3427 920-231-3780
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