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September monthly meeting – Produce your own legume seeds! Legumes and seed sovereignty

15.09.2022 | 17:00-18:00 CEST

Come September, it is time to select which seeds to keep. The best looking pods we have saved from harvest to let them fully mature and then carefully dry them for the next season. We might look for the biggest and strongest ones, but why not give those peas a chance that were the first or the last ones to flower. An interesting crossbreed, a weird shape or peculiar colour may have attracted our attention and curiosity. This is the innovative moment in the garden’s wheel of life! Preserving and cultivating the diversity of legumes is a local and regional exercise of exchange both of seeds and information about them.

Where can I find seeds of heirloom varieties? How can I preserve my own seeds in the garden? How do seed banks, associations and seed producers work to preserve legume diversity?

Join us on Thursday 15th September for a new session of the Global Bean project with the people behind the seeds of the legumes we’re growing and eating!

Our guest speakers:

  • Ivana Petrović („Frame of life“): Perspective of a community seed bank
  • Jorge Baptista (Living Seeds): Breeding peas and broad beans with an increased drought tolerance
  • Magdalena Aigner (Arche Noah): Participatory breeding and maintaining numerous bean varieties
  • Patrick Kaiser (Tatgut/Genbänkle): Multiplying and selling heirloom variety seeds

Our meeting will continue with:

  • Practical tips & tricks from the garden by the Seed-Saving Ecological Education Centre in Munich and live Question & answers
  • The creation of a collaborative list of sources for buying legume seeds
  • A hands-on information sheet on multiplying legume seeds

Time for questions to our guest speakers is planned in between their appearances. At 18:00, additional 20 minutes will be dedicated for Q&A, sharing tips and learning about each other’s gardens.

Join us to get inspired and empowered to use more of the diversity of legumes!

We are very much looking forward to seeing you,

The Global Bean team and partners

Yearly Cooking Event – Global Bean x Terra Madre – GIVE PEAS A CHANCE

24.09.2022 | 12:30-14:30 CEST

Live from Terra Madre Salone del Gusto

Pulses are good for you and good for the planet. They are a great source of proteins and play an essential role in keeping our soils healthy, making delicious allies for a sustainable future. But in our ever faster daily lives, it can be hard to include them in our cooking.

Let’s fight this prejudice together: join our free online cooking class on September 24 from 12.30 -2.30 p.m. (CET) and discover the wonderful world of beans, peas and lentils! Broadcasted live from Terra Madre in Turin directly to your kitchen: chefs and producers from different countries will share easy recipes and tricks to help you put more pulses on your plate.

Register by September 21st and we will send you a shopping list as well as a link to the event on September 24. From 12.30 p.m. (CET) you can exchange with other participants from all over the world directly in our Zoom session or you can follow the cooking class live on YouTube.

This event is produced in cooperation with SlowFood, the Slow Beans network and Slow Food Deutschland.

Terra Madre Salone del Gusto is in Parco Dora, Turin, from September 22-26, 2022, with over 600 exhibitors and a series of workshops, conferences and tastings that show how we can regenerate our planet through food. #TerraMadre2022 is a Slow Food event.