Thursday, 28 July 2016

Lentils, salad and olives

Not only beans, lentils too.
 Lentils, salad and olives (without cheese because our body with calcareous food does not absorb iron from lentils). Our menu.

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Sowing pulses in Yamuna Nagar, INDIA

In GSSS Alahar, Yamuna Nagar, INDIA our partners (Darshan Baweja and his students) have started sowing Leguminous seeds today:


This tale comes from Spain and I haven´t found a good video in English version.
One of my pupils´ tasks will be telling you this tale :)

Tale 3: LITTLE CHICKPEA  (Garbancito)


Tale 2: THE PRINCESS AND THE PEA     (La princesa y el guisante)

It must have been a very hard pea, indeed!!!



Let´s plant some tales too!
Tales related to beans and peas.

Our students can make up new stories too.

Tale 1: JACK AND THE BEANSTALK   (Juan y las habichuelas mágicas)


Sunday, 24 July 2016

GSSS Alahar, Yamuna Nagar, INDIA:Pulses in local market

Design by a student in GSSS Alahar, Yamuna Nagar, INDIA used pulses.

Parthvi stusent of standard 4 with green/yellow peas. हरे और पीले मटर

Friday, 22 July 2016

Broad beans in Sfax (Tunisia)

Ecole de Sakiet Eddayer in Sfax (Tunisia) with Kawthar Abbes (Teacher)

Art from Legumes in GSSS Alahar

More work in Art from Legumes by students of our partner Darshan Baweja in Govt. Senior Secondary School Alahar, in Yamuna Nagar, INDIA!
Thank you!

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Indian Pulses

From Yamuna Nagar, India, our very good partner Darshan Baweja, has sent us photos from the activities they have started to the project, showing the varieties of pulses in his region and a beautiful artwork. Pulses inspire!

Thank you!!!

Exchanging seeds during summer

@Katja and @ Aranza and any other partner that is interested in exchanging seeds now:

Dear friends,
all europeans are on vacations this month and in august and with the posts on this blog we are not trying to break "summer nirvana" which is something we all need :) .....though we are trying to have some "creative fun", brainstorming and preparation of the project so that we are ready to go in september

You are right that we should exchange seeds in september with students and we will do that; we have informally begun exchanging to see how it goes and because september is rather late to saw beans.

Partners that wish to have seeds now, please comment under this post and send me a gmail at with your current (summer adress) and we can arrange summer exchanges of seeds.

Deadline for commenting that you wish to participate in summer seed exchanging  is saturday 23 july.

Thank you for following the project even on vacations! 
...  keep on having rest and fun and creative ideas :)

Monday, 18 July 2016

Hello to everyone!

Me and my pupils are on summer break till 1st of Seprember. But i saw that you are already exchanging seeds and i would like so exchange some seeds too, if it is still possible. How does it work?

Warm regards from Slovenia,
Katja Koprivnikar

Wednesday, 13 July 2016

New set of sowing in the garden (France)

Pinto bean 
(Phaseolus coccineus)
Black-eyed peas
(Vigna unguiculata)

Black coco beans - Starazagorsky variety (Scarlet runner bean )
(Phaseolus vulgaris)

Monday, 11 July 2016

Fresh beans with tomato

Classic recipe in Greece during summer, with many options and alternatives in spices or herbs. The difference here is that the beans are very long, local in Messinia and they called "πηχιάρικα" ή "αμπελοφάσουλα" - pihiarika->yard long beans  as their length equals to arm's length- πήχυς-

Transplanting from tins to pot on day 7 (Greece)

Saturday, 2 July 2016