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The Global Bean: In the Show Gardens!

What do chickpea seedlings look like? What new technique could I try to establish my beans next year? How do other gardeners grow my favorite legume crop in a completely different climate? How can I multiply my own seeds? If you are curious about the diversity of legumes, join us for a garden tour through Europe and maybe beyond.

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April Monthly meeting: Intercropping

Intercropping, other than crop rotation, means planting and harvesting more than one plant at a time: onions go with strawberries, lentils need a pillar to climb on, such as barley, the famous three sisters of the maize, bean and pumpkin Milpa are another example and even permaculture is just highly diversified intercropping.

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War and hunger

As we watch the horrific war in Ukraine in disbelief and helplessness, the next global catastrophe is looming: Exploding energy and commodity prices meet reduced production of wheat, corn and oil crops. This could lead to a global, regionally catastrophic food crisis. The fact that energy …

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Global Bean Club Seed Festival

On Wednesday, March 2, the Global Bean Club invites 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 …

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Soup & Talk

It’s show time again: on January 22nd, starting at 5 p.m., farmers, food activists and climate innovators from all over the world will present their latest initiatives and actions to make food and agriculture fairer, ecological, climate-friendly, healthier, tastier and more diverse. We hope you will …

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