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Seed festival 2022

Summary

Exchanging seeds and telling stories about them is probably among the oldest springtime rituals ever since humans started farming. On March 2nd 2022, films, instructions, presentations and discussions took place during the Global Bean Seed Festival.


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The Event

On Wednesday, March 2, the Global Bean Club invited you to an international online seed festival. How and where do seed friends all over Europe exchange their beans, lentils, peas and other legumes? What is needed for your own seed conservation? Who won the Bean Beauty Contest? Here one was able to seek, offer and exchange seeds yourself.

In search of the right variety … Click here to go to the Global Bean Seed Festival.

Exchanging seeds and telling stories about them is probably among the oldest springtime rituals ever since humans started farming. This is somewhat different from modern day online and offline catalogue browsing or garden-center shopping of mostly industrial F1 hybrids. Over the past years, the renaissance of local seed exchanges and festivals all across Europe has been severely hit by COVID – but they are dormant seeds, ready to re-emerge as soon as sun and rain allow.