Let’s learn more! In celebration of International Year of Pulses*, Palm Rae Urban Potager and What the Ducks! announce this year’s Blogger Action Day. Mark your calendars for February 17, 2016 and sign up if you want to participate. You can let us know in the comments section below, email us or tweet me.
To join in, all you have to do is post something about beans, legumes or pulses on your own blog that day . We’ll link to participating sites in a bonus post.
Share a recipe, upload a photo, write an ode to a chickpea! Beans are good & blogging is good fun. Hope to hear from as many bloggers as possible. Even if some folks don’t know beans about beans, maybe you do!
Happy Year of the Bean, peeps!
*I know, it’s a mouthful. I’m going with “Year of the Bean”!
Copyright 2016, Lori Fontanes
Great idea for a challenge–will try to come up with something. Love your black-eyed pea photos–so shiny.
Yay!!! Great!!! PS, I grew those beans myself and they are so cute I don’t even eat them, I just like seeing them in jars. 🙂 PPS, they are a variety called Calypso. So festive, don’t you think?
Beautiful beans–thought they looked a bit different from black eyes 🙂 nice patterns on them.
I’m in too! I have an idea gor a song ‘all we are saying- is give peas a chance’ 😂
Songs are great! Peas do! 😉
LOL — lots of potential for humour with peas and beans :))
As it happens… 😉
Yes, some quite immature ones too 😆
Yes I ‘ve been restraining myself 🙂
I want to say “let ‘er rip” but that would be too easy, right? 😉
I like the idea, I can’t wait to see what you come up with!
Calendar is marked and I’ll be checking out cabinets, fridge and freezer for something BEAN. XOXO – Bacon
Hint: black-eyed peas?!!! Just a suggestion. 🙂
hhmm – Well then I will just have to see what I can do with that suggestion my sweet friend. XOXO – Bacon
I’m looking forward to it!!! 🙂
Reblogged this on Ontheland and commented:
Have you heard? 2016 is International Year of Pulses. The United Nations launched this bean event “to raise awareness about the protein power and health benefits of all kinds of dried beans and peas, boost their production and trade, and encourage new and smarter uses throughout the food chain.” The UN press release explains:
..all kinds of dried beans and peas, are not merely cheap and delicious; they are also [a] highly nutritious source of protein and vital micronutrients that can greatly benefit people’s health and livelihoods, particularly in developing countries.
There are hundreds of varieties of pulses grown throughout the world. Popular ones include all varieties of dried beans, such as kidney beans, lima beans, butter beans and broad beans. But also chickpeas, cowpeas, black-eyed peas and pigeon peas.
Beans and peas in their many colours and shapes are beautiful to photograph, eat, grow, and write about. Check out this Bean Blogging Event coming up in February. It’s for writers, photographers, poets, humorists…everyone!
Thanks so much, Janice!!! Will circle back with you closer to the date! Go beans!!!
I love beans. I’d like to participate.
Awesome!!! Thx for signing on! Will be back in touch closer to the date but basically all you have to do is post something bean-related on Feb 17th and we will cross-promote. Feel free to ask others to join in! May the beans be with you!!!
Missed this post last week somehow but have bean thinking I could do something – I did enjoy doing your soil blogger action day last year!
Karina, that would be wonderful if you could participate again! Happy to have you! I will remind everyone closer to the date but mark your calendar for Feb 17th and feel free to spread the word!!!
I reblogged your wonderful pictures and post on my site this week to let people know!I made my black kabouli chick pea hummus yesterday-yum-I am so thankful to the montana farmers for growing these chick peas in America!!! Great cause this year-lori-we need to eat more beans!!!!
OK, must have *that* recipe, too!!! Sorry for the delay in responding! We kick off our healthy yard program this week–first public event. I’m so excited/crazed! Will circle back with you soon with latest list of participants. Thanks again for being there for beans, blog buddy!!!
Love the Orca beans! I will attempt to join you!
That’s awesome!!! Please do! I am sending a reminder around to all bloggers later this weekend. I will add you to our list. Thanks!
Robbie, I am having trouble commenting on your blog. For some reason, I can like, but not comment on all your recent posts except this one. I wanted to say how much I enjoyed your latest one. Is it just me, or have other people had the same problem?
Hi Chloris, your comment came to me not Robbie. I think she has comments off for the moment. Busy growing all that food, probably! 🙂
Oh thank you Lori, I thought it was just me being dumb. Anyway, I got to find your lovely blog which is great.
No worries! 🙂
By means of On the Land I learned about your challenge, and I wrote a poem that I’ll post on my blog on 2/17! https://claudiamcgill.wordpress.com/
I do like beans. And I’m glad to make your acquaintance, too.
Claudia, thanks & welcome aboard! Looking forward to seeing your post on Wed!