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Beans at the open-house day of the Ministry for Environment

“Can legumes save the world?”

A question we invited visitors to think of at the Global Bean booth for the open-house day of the German Federal Ministry for Environment and Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection (BMUV).

Root Windows along with the caption «Can Legumes save the world?» ©Global Bean

We believe the answer is «yes»!

Through «root windows» visitors could discover the nodules on the legumes› roots, hosting the Rhizobia bacteria having the impressive properties of fixing nitrogen. Various legume plants where exposed, including the chickpea, lupine, faba bean,…

Romain Elleboudt, doing educational work at the Global Field in Berlin, presented the installation to Dr. Christiane Rohleder, State Secretary at the BMUV.

Romain from the Global Bean team and Dr. Christiane Rohleder, State Secretary at the BMUV ©Global Bean

A legume quiz enabled visitors to test their legume knowledge, and to win unique legume seeds!

©Global Bean

We thank our partners at the ÖBZ(Ecological Education Center) in Munic and Genbänkle/Tatgut.de for providing a great diversity of seeds that we were able to expose.

We also received the visit of Steffi Lemke, German Federal Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection

Lisa Hoffmann from the Global Bean and Steffi Lemke, German Federal Minister for the Environment ©Global Bean

All in all, through rain and sunshine, it has been a great experience at the open-house day of the BMUV.

The BMUV tree ©Global Bean

For the Global Bean Team as well!

Romain, Lena, and Anne from the Global Field Berlin/Global Bean team©Global Bean

Photo on Global Bean Banner: @uliwestphal