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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

  • 22 Apr 2023

    Global Bean seed Festival 2023

    UNITED FOR BEANS DIVERSITY! 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 and beyond. We warmly invite you to join the festivities and visit our seed festivals happening in Greece, Albania, Germany, Ethiopia, …

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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

  • Meet our partner: Peter Zimmermann (Weltacker Attiswil)

    Meet our partner: Peter Zimmermann (Weltacker Attiswil)

    I have been running an organic farm for many decades. For a long time we grew vegetables, including peas, beans and soybeans, for direct sale. We gave up direct sales in 2018 in favour of the World Farming Project. Since then, the Weltacker Attiswil has been a guest on our farm.

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  • Pea balls – let’s give peas a tasty second chance!

    Pea balls – let’s give peas a tasty second chance!

    Have you ever made pea balls? Good old Latvian dishes are good ideas for eating peas in a tastier way. It is very important for Latvians to honor the traditions. As Latvians live according to the Solar calendar, every holiday in the year has an important ritual meaning. Just like the food that is brought

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  • Behind the seeds – Promoting biodiversity through education, with Lucas Mourão (Brazil)

    Behind the seeds – Promoting biodiversity through education, with Lucas Mourão (Brazil)

    As part of the 8th ‘Behind the Seeds’ interviews at Terra Madre, Slow Food’s convention in Turin last September, we interviewed Lucas Mourão from Belo Horizonte in Brazil. Lucas is the coordinator of Slow Food local community in his city, and works for Jaca Verde PANC, where he gives courses, guided tours, landscaping and consultancy on non-conventional food plants. Lucas is always looking for people that work with biodiversity!

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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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