News about Global Bean Project activities and stories from our network.
In this 9th “Behind the Seeds” episode, we interviewed Maali Atila Sarih from south of Morocco at Terra Madre, Slow Food’s convention in Turin last September. Maali was born in Italy but her roots are Moroccan. Her mother is Arabic, so she talks about the culturally important dish -Harira.
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.
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
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!
2022 was a year with a strong focus on legumes for the Global Field Attiswil in Switzerland, and it shows! We can only applaud the team for their creativity in bringing this information to visitors of their Global Field.
As part of the 7th ‘Behind the Seeds’ interview at Terra Madre, Slow Food’s convention in Turin last September, we interviewed Simone Nabil, who is originally from Egypt but lives in France. In Egypt, Simone explains that they eat a lot of beans, and that they are an important part of the country’s traditional food.
On 21 January, the 8th annual Soup&Talk organized by 2000m2 Weltacker took place at the Heinrich Böll Foundation. The aim of this event was to warm up with hot soup and exchange ideas on existing approaches for the transformation of sustainable agriculture. Lisa Hoffmann, the project coordinator, presented the project at the event. Can beans
Setsubun literally means the “separation of the seasons” and is a Japanese festival that bids farewell to winter and celebrates the beginning of spring. It traditionally takes place on 3 February and marks the turn of the seasons according to the old lunar calendar in Japan.
In this 6th “Behind the seeds” interview in “Terra Madre”, the international Slow Food convention in Torino, we interviewed Ramon Uy Junior, originally from the Negros Islands in the Philippines. Ramon works with five SlowFood communities in the central Philippines, as well as with about 1.000 organic farmers in his province.
Big Grey peas with bacon are a “must have” on Latvians Christmas table. When you ask a Latvian “What is the national dish of your country?”, Big grey peas with bacon is usually the first thing that comes up. Peas with bacon are both the food with which we identify ourselves as a nation, and
In this 5th “Behind the seeds” interview in “Terra Madre”, the international Slow Food convention in Torino, we interviewed Paul Maschka, from San Diego California. He is an organic farmer who farms part-time and teaches organic farming the rest of the time to help people start growing and sometimes even change their careers!