Whole grain goodness reqiures protection
When using whole grains, don't forget that they require special protection though out the process.
As a grain, be sure to keep your grains in an air tight container in a cool room. Also be sure that the room is not humid and the container does not promote any condensation. If you don't protect the grains they will either spoil or sprout!
Once the grain is processed into a baked good, protect that goodness with a little more attention to storage. Whole grains tend to both dry out and mold faster than bleached or processed grains. You may want to store them in the refrigerator and you certainly will want to make sure they are stored in an airtight container or package.
Usually, in our home, once the grain is milled and then used, the items are not around long enough for them to spoil - we eat them too fast! To have the goodness of whole grains for a prolonged span of time, simply requires a little planning and protection.