Show Gardens

Explore gardens from around the globe through the Show Gardens series. Often containing different legume varieties, these gardens offer an insight into cultivation approaches in different parts of the world as well as the chance to meet the people involved.

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Pluk!CSA is a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farm from the Netherlands. It was initiated in 2017 to  provide urban dwellers with healthy organic food. The CSA model is a simple alternative to the current broken industrial food system, and a move towards local food production. 


SoNeBuTu (SolidariteitsNetwerk BuurtTuinen) is a solidarity network of community gardens in the Netherlands. Together they grow and share sustainable food to counteract social isolation and dependency of the industrial food system. The network is characterized by values of care and solidarity.


Nicolas Carton is an agronomist and pulse ambassador. Based on his experience as an academic researcher and as a crop advisor he started the initiative Lumineuses to search for the locally best varieties of legumes and to process them through delicious recipes.


Amanuel works at the Gardulla People Development Association in southern Ethiopia, and he is a partner of the Global Bean project. GPDA is implementing “agroforestry for sustainable development of people and nature” and supports small-scale farmers in soil and water conservation, farm yield productivity and rehabilitation of degraded lands.

Alvelal Association

Dani is a Spanish farmer, with a 40-acre chickpea production farm in María. Legume cultivation in this region of the North of the Almería has its challenges, due to the dry and extreme climate.

Tiny Farms

A growing network of digitally connected microfarms, Tiny Farms grows organic regional vegetables for cities.

Seed Savers Kenya

Seed savers Network(SSN) is a national membership based farmers organization. SSN works at grassroots level with a mission to conserve agrobiodiversity by strengthening communities seed systems for improved food and nutritional security

Jean Paul’s garden

Jean Paul has created his cleaning and landscaping company some years ago and is enthusiastic home gardener who appreciates to grow and cook legumes such as chickpea, bean and lentils.

Global Field India

Edible Routes is one of India’s largest organic farming organisations. At Edible Routes, we are moving towards creating a world of conscious and healthy people who care for themselves and the earth.

Food Council Marburg

Tanja Neuschild, working for the Food council Marburg, wants to raise the attention of the local community to the huge diversity of legumes that can grow in the village. This bean show garden is located in Wehrda, a district of the German city of Maburg.

Institute for agriculture

The LTZ is the state institute for agriculture in Baden-Württemberg. In 2012, the state government of Baden-Württemberg started its protein initiative (Eiweißinitiative), in which LTZ is responsible for grain legumes. Therefore, various trials - on beans, chickpeas, and peanuts - are underway in LTZ’s trial fields.

Greek Seed Association

Nikos Dompazis cultivates traditional varieties of vegetables and legumes in Northern Greece (Komotini) in a garden of approx. 700 m2, since 1996.

ÖBZ – Bohnenvielfalt

The community garden project at the Ecological Education Center as part of Global Bean Project. We are a volunteer group within the community garden project at the Ecological Education Center (ÖBZ)  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.

Global Field Attiswil

On the 2,000 m² field in Attiswil, the world's most important 50 or so arable crops are grown in the proportions in which they grow on the world's 1.4 billion hectares of arable land. “Beans” are the annual topic in 2022 with little show gardens, installations and events.

Global Field Berlin

1,5 billion hectare of arable land divided by 7,5 billion people worldwide provide 2000 m² per person. On a 2000m² Global Field, we grow true to size the proportional share of the most important arable crops of the world (including many legumes).