The UN Food and Agriculture Organization calls 2016 the Year of Pulses. Pulses are your legume crops: beans, lentils, chickpeas, ect. The FAO almost seems to be taking leaf from the Permaculture manual. Last year was the year of our beloved soils and this year focuses on one of our favorite permaculture elements: nitrogen fixing plants. While I doubt the UN is tailoring its programing to suit permie’s interests, this shows raising awareness in the mainstream global community about the things we care about: soil health, food security, natural and sustainable met….