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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

  • 2022-12-13

    Legumes in community catering

    Public canteens are often, especially in schools, considered a mere cost item in the budget of a municipality or a company. Instead, collective catering can have an important educational value, a significant health impact and be a driver for the development of local sustainable agriculture.

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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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Behind the Seeds

Short videos about legumes.

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Articles

  • Meet the Global Bean Partners: Rūta Beirote

    Meet the Global Bean Partners: Rūta Beirote

    My name is Rūta Beirote and I represent, together with my sister Santa, the farm and family of the Zutini house. Together with our parents and children we run a small farm, where we grow cereals, tomatoes and also legumes – beans and peas.

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  • Legume fatigue : Prevention is better than cure 

    Legume fatigue : Prevention is better than cure 

    The importance of legumes in arable farming Legumes are of particular importance in arable farming due to their symbiosis with root nodules (rhizobia). The ability of root nodules to fix atmospheric  nitrogen makes legumes an important basic component in crop rotations, especially in organic farming. For this reason, legumes are often used not only as

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  • The Latvian way to eat Fava beans

    The Latvian way to eat Fava beans

    The Fava beans have been known for centuries in traditional Latvian cuisine. They were the first ones brought to Latvia and Baltics, and were the main food (along with brown peas) until potatoes arrived and took the first place. Nowadays, boiled Fava beans are the Latvian traditional summer meal. In this article, I’m gonna show

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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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