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.
The protein choices we make determine so much of how the food system impacts on our health and the planet. At the moment, I am the scientific coordinator of the EU-funded Legumes Translated consortium. I am also a member of the EcoXtract consortium that is developing a new plant-based solvent for the food industry.
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.
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 …