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Duluth, MN 55806
After tallying votes from all the straw polls at OVOC events, the entire family of beans was awarded the crown.
When we join the One Vegetable, One Community Initiative by planting a few beans, sharing a dish, and sharing our stories, we broaden the conversation about our food. It's a simple thing, but something any of us can do with a little access to soil, knowledge, and seeds.
Beans are delicious and a staple around the globe. Beans are healthy. Beans are high in protein, complex carbohydrates, and minerals. The seeds are easy to distribute. A handful of seeds will grow enough plants to keep you well fed in the summer and throughout the winter. Beans seeds are easy to save. Beans are self-pollinating, so you can save the seeds–when you plant those saved seeds, the offspring will look and taste like the parent plant. Beans are easy to grow. All you need are some beans and a little soil!
Start sharing your favorite bean recipes on the One Vegetable, One Community Facebook Page, help a beginner gardener plant beans in their garden, have beaningful conversations with folks in your community about this mighty little vegetable, learn new ways to enrich your gardening experience through classes offered at the Duluth Community Garden Program, consider canning and preserving your harvest, and don't forget to join us at the One Vegetable, One Community Potluck and Harvest Dinner!
Let's feed the good food revolution one garden, one mentorship, one conversation, one class, and one harvest at a time!
Be on the lookout for upcoming bean tasting events on our Public Events Calendar.
The Duluth Community Garden Program will host a 2014 Vegetable of the Year tasting with local chef Arlene Coco Buscombe at the Duluth Public Seed Lending Library Kickoff on February 22!