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Can legumes save the world?

More than 50 partners across Europe, as well as in Kenya, India and the US, share and showcase inspiring experiences and practical knowledge about legume cultivation and consumption: public gardens and seed exchanges, monthly meetings and lectures, information sheets and promotional media.

Events

  • 2022-10-25

    Bugs and pests

    Yellow, spotted, eaten leaves, discoloured seeds and pods. Weevils and other insects, mosaic viruses, mould and drought. These, among many others are problems you might encounter in your legume garden.

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  • 2022-11-15

    European tour of local initiatives

    In Europe, production and consumption of dry legume seeds as food is still strikingly low, in comparison to other continents and given their numerous benefits. However, there are many examples of successful cultivation and consumption of pulses, driven by cooperation between stakeholders.

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  • 2022-12-08

    Legumes in community catering

    Projects throughout Europe aim to make legumes an integral part of our food system. What initiatives already exist? How could legumes could be further implemented, not only school canteens but also companies, high schools, university canteens, hospitals…?

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Monthly meetings

Monthly sessions about everything legume-related, Intercropping, legume mixtures, seed exchanges and more…

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Showgardens

Short videos about legume cultivation from all around the world!

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Articles

  • Pulses and the protein transition: takeaways from Terra Madre 2022

    Pulses and the protein transition: takeaways from Terra Madre 2022

    Closed roundtable, public conference and a closer look at the recent IPES-Food report The high protein content of pulses is one of the main reasons why we (the Global Bean community and many others) believe that they have a key role to play in fixing our broken food system – in short, we say that

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  • Meet the Global Bean Partners: Claudia Friedrich

    Meet the Global Bean Partners: Claudia Friedrich

    What is your name? What are the main projects or organisations you are currently involved in? Can you briefly present their activity and your function? My name is Claudia Friedrich, and my company is called heldenküche. At heldenküche we love good food and cooking. heldenküche is present in Leipzig, Stockholm and on your web-device. Our cooking

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  • Global Bean at Terra Madre

    Global Bean at Terra Madre

    Until now the Global Bean Project has been a digital network  for me. Enthusiastic people —some might say nerdy :)) — work together to share knowledge through online meetings and publications to promote the wonderful and diverse family of legumes. This time however, thanks to our yearly cooking event „Give peas a chance“ in collaboration

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Publications

  • Information sheet

    MULTIPLICATION OF LEGUME SEEDS

    “For small quantities, shelling can be done by hand. For larger quantities, you can beat the pods with a stick. You can also walk on them.” Learn how to properly multiply your bean, faba bean and pea seeds!

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  • Cultivation instruction

    Chickpea

    Chickpeas are known as one of the oldest cultivated plants. Did you know that they can be differentiated in two types varying in seed, shape and colour? Learn all about the cultivation of chickpea in your garden!

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