Not ‘a pulse’, which we’ll assume you have if you are able to read this. But ‘pulses’ in the plural – legumes such as lentils, chickpeas, beans, and peas, grown to be dried for storage.
The UN has declared 2016 to be the International Year of Pulses, recognizing the importance of these high-protein foods, grown on plants that add nitrogen to the soil, for feeding the world’s population well while helping to reduce our carbon footprint.
So, if you’d like to celebrate the Year of Pulses by adding some to your garden, come to Seedy Saturday on February 20th to hear Dan Jason speak on The Power of Pulses at 12:45. If you get really enthused about the idea, you can also pick up Dan’s new book, The Power of Pulses (where have I heard that phrase before?) which explains how to grow them and provides recipes that may make your heart beat a little faster. Black bean brownies, anyone?
Check out the other speakers too!
Photograph courtesy of Kathryn Pankowski