Beans: Powerful Protein for Now and in Hard Times

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Instructor: Jim Phillips (view profile)
Guest: Carol Deppe

“Dry beans, peas, lentils, and other grain legumes represent the richest source of protein we can find in the plant world”, says Carol Deppe, author and gardening expert. “Legumes are also excellent sources of carbohydrates, good sources of calories as well as protein staples. Beans are also an excellent source of fiber.”

Many people will shy away from eating beans because of the unpleasant side effects. Proper preparation and making beans a part of your diet can ease that problem. We’ll talk about the way Carol prepares beans, and it’s not how all the cookbooks teach either.  You’ll also learn about inter-planting pole beans with your corn to get maximum yield of both crops.

Should the time come when eating or not eating, thriving or not surviving depends on what you and those around you grow, you need to know what Carol Deppe can teach you.

Instructor: Jim Phillips
Jim Phillips is a nationally known speaker and teacher who has professionally taught thousands of classes all across the United States for 40 years. For a number of years prior to this career, his hobby was teaching cold weather safety & survival.

Jim is a strong advocate of self-reliance living and family preparedness. He developed an entire preparedness curriculum by asking himself the question “What if?” and then setting out to discover what actually does and does not work.

The answers he seeks (and then teaches) must be based on true principles derived from first hand experience. Above all else, he believes that attitude and practical knowledge is more critical to survival than having a bunch of “stuff.”

Guest: Carol Deppe

Carol Deppe is the embodiment of The Resilient Gardener. She has a Ph.D. in Biology from Harvard University, has been experimenting with crops and gardening in Corvallis, Oregon since 1979.  She is a freelance plant breeder specializing in developing public-domain crops for Oregon growing conditions, sustainable agriculture, and human survival.

Her writing includes The Resilient Gardener: Food Production and Self-reliance in Uncertain Times, Breed Your Own Vegetable Varieties: The Gardener’s and Farmer’s Guide to Plant Breeding and Seed Saving, Tao Te Ching: A Window to the Tao through the Words of Lao Tzu, and The Tao of Vegetable Gardening: Cultivating Tomatoes, Greens, Peas, Beans, Squash, Joy, and Serenity.


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Beans: Powerful Protein for Now and in Hard Times

Originally broadcast November 1, 2011

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