We are a volunteer group within the community garden project at the Ecological Education Center in Munich and collect varieties of beans that are no longer in commercial use. We are enthusiastic about the diversity and the aesthetics of beans, of course also about the culinary enjoyment and their ecological value. We want to bring the variety of beans into gardens and onto people's plates. That is why we are expanding our nationwide network of gardeners, who help us preserve the beans by planting them in their private gardens and sending back the harvested seeds. We now have over 200 varieties and approx 100 people who join us as sustainers. Our goal is to spread the use of old bean varieties and raise awareness of the importance of seed autonomy.
Global Bean projects we are involved in:
Seeds and experience with cultivation of 200 varieties and description of varieties. Instructions for cultivation and description sheet.
exchange with other groups to share the sustainers work.