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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

  • 10 Feb 2023

    World Pulses Day

    World Pulses Day is a global event to recognise the importance of pulses as a global food! Let’s celebrate this day together! Send us your own story of pulses! Your favourite dish? Who made it for you? (Grandparents/Friends/Flatmate, etc.?) Where/when did you eat it for the first time? Send a few sentences – and ideally …

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  • 16 Mar 2023

    Growing exotic legume species

    In the Global Bean February meeting, we would like to prepare for the season and present some exotic beans. While they are not widely known and used in Europe, some of them play a very important role on other continents. Learn how to grow them and discover testimonies of farmers, gardeners and seed savers that …

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  • 30 Apr 2023

    Seed Festival 2023 across Europe and beyond

    This year, we make our Global Bean seed festival very special: several partners in the network will celebrate and exchange legumes on the same afternoon in different places in Europe. We warmly invite you to join the festivities online and visit our seed festival happening in Greece, Albany, Germany, Ethiopia… Stay tuned! – Further information …

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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

Discover the stories of bean lovers around the world that the Global Bean team met at Terra Madre, the Slow Food’s international convention in Turin!

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Articles

  • Lentil Mania & a happy new year!

    Lentil Mania & a happy new year!

    Do you know why Italians eat lentils on New Year’s Eve? Have you heard of the Colline Ennesi Black Lentil? Discover lentils from a whole new angle in this article describing the traditions of lentil dishes and how to cook them with a special recipe of Orange lentil salad with fennel from Cecilia Antoni (Bean Beat)!

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  • Behind the Seeds – Regional beans and bean dishes, with Amanuel Samuel (Ethiopia)

    Behind the Seeds – Regional beans and bean dishes, with Amanuel Samuel (Ethiopia)

    In this fourth “Behind the seeds” interview in the international Slow Food convention in Torino “Terra Madre”, Amanuel Samuel, from Ethiopia, introduces us to Ethiopian regional beans, such as big white beans, his favourite legume, a climbing bean that grows on a structure installed by the farmer, but also his favourite dish: Kurkufa (fagioli and corn powder).

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  • Win-Winter Grain Legumes

    Win-Winter Grain Legumes

    Author: Yana Stiewe (Global Plot Berlin) Based on the research on Winter legume crops of Magdalena Aigner (Arche Noah) Taking a walk during wintertime shows us that the world is asleep. Grey skies, leafless trees and bare soil, nothing covering the ground. The latter is actually nothing nature intends to do but rather anthropogenic interference.

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