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17 08, 2021

What to plant in August

2021-08-17T13:43:46+00:00August 17th, 2021|Gardening Tips, Life on the Farm|Comments Off on What to plant in August

There are still quite a few things to sow in August that will provide you with a good supply of food over the winter period. Late croppers such as Spring Cabbage and Winter Roscoff Cauliflower can be sown in modules or seed trays to plant outdoors in Autumn for a crop next spring / early [...]

13 08, 2021

Vacancy – Sales Assistant / Front of house

2021-08-27T14:20:21+00:00August 13th, 2021|News, Vacancies|Comments Off on Vacancy – Sales Assistant / Front of house

We have have an exciting opportunity for the right candidate to join our sales team as sales assistant / front of house. This is a full time position working for one of Ireland's leading environmental conservation NGOs Main duties include greeting customers, processing orders, reception duties, answering phone and email queries. The ideal candidate will [...]

11 08, 2021

Life on the farm – August

2021-08-11T12:02:27+00:00August 11th, 2021|Life on the Farm, News|Comments Off on Life on the farm – August

In the orchards general maintenance is a priority while the weather is good. Checking and replacing stakes, adjusting tree ties and cutting grass happen on a daily basis. Budding is our main task for August. This is a form of grafting in which a single bud is used as the scion rather than a section of stem. Once [...]

9 07, 2021

Beauty is More Than Skin Deep

2021-07-09T13:50:58+00:00July 9th, 2021|News|Comments Off on Beauty is More Than Skin Deep

When you think of the ‘perfect apple’, for many, the traditional red and green, shiny, crisp and crunchy apple springs to mind. When you go to the supermarket you will see rows and rows of these ‘perfect’ apples, but dig a little deeper and you’ll soon discover they are far from perfect. In fact that [...]

15 02, 2021

2021 marks the 30th anniversary since Irish Seed Savers began.

2021-02-15T13:12:14+00:00February 15th, 2021|News|Comments Off on 2021 marks the 30th anniversary since Irish Seed Savers began.

This is a chance to celebrate the journey so far and an opportunity to start building our future. To help make that future possible, we are asking everyone that values our work to support us by donating €30 at 30. This will enable us to run a year that will: • Continue to build on [...]

13 01, 2021

Temporary Suspension of Seed Sales

2021-01-13T12:03:38+00:00January 13th, 2021|News|Comments Off on Temporary Suspension of Seed Sales

Dear Supporter Happy New Year to you from all of us here at Irish Seed Savers. Thanks so much to those of you who have already sent in your seed orders, and especially to those of you who have taken the new step of ordering your seeds and gardening needs through our new website. We are delighted [...]

20 10, 2020

Conservation, Food Security and Coronavirus

2020-12-21T11:01:12+00:00October 20th, 2020|News|0 Comments

Before spring flourishes into life at Irish Seed Savers, we are usually finishing the cultivation of our gardens and orchards. Turning over green manures, tending to overwintering crops in the polytunnels, pruning our apple trees and setting up irrigation systems to ensure a successful growing season ahead. Unfortunately, just as we were about to get [...]

11 09, 2020

How your donations help

2020-12-21T11:00:51+00:00September 11th, 2020|News|0 Comments

Wayne Frankham is Regional Coordinator of the Seed Sovereignty programme in conjunction with The Gaia Foundation and runs a range of Seed Outreach initiatives for Irish Seed Savers. Wayne’s mission is to train community groups to grow and save their own seed and because of YOU, and your generous donations Wayne has been able to connect and train communities [...]

6 09, 2019

Living Seed Conference

2020-08-13T09:42:52+00:00September 6th, 2019|Events|Comments Off on Living Seed Conference

Booking Information We are delighted to announce our collaboration with NOTS for this conference to book your place for this event please visit and book via the NOTS website on this link httpss://nots.ie/courses/the-living-seed/ About The Living Seed Conference This unique agro-ecological seed conference is for gardeners, farmers, and all who are interested in Seed in Ireland [...]

15 04, 2019

Supporter Plant Share 2019

2019-04-15T12:40:49+00:00April 15th, 2019|Events|0 Comments

This is a day dedicated to our supporters and our way of saying a big thank you for your continued belief in our ongoing conservation work. Sunday 12th May 12pm - 4pm Come explore our 20 acres of heritage gardens, orchards and woodlands. On the day you can bring along any excess plants and seedlings [...]

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