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16 06, 2022

NIHBS welcomes the Irish Seed Savers Association to the Conservation Area Family

2022-06-16T08:57:46+00:00June 16th, 2022|News, Research & Conservation|Comments Off on NIHBS welcomes the Irish Seed Savers Association to the Conservation Area Family

The Native Irish Honey Bee Society have joined up with Irish Seed Savers to help in the conservation of Ireland's native black honeybees. "Irish Seed Savers have signed up to be A Voluntary Conservation Area for Ireland's native black honeybees. Irish Seed Savers are committed to preserving the local genetic character of our indigenous black [...]

8 06, 2022

Support Irish Seed Savers

2022-06-25T14:26:26+00:00June 8th, 2022|News|Comments Off on Support Irish Seed Savers

Tomatoes - Growing and Saving for Seed, is the third film in a series of four showcasing the work we do at Irish Seed Savers  20 acre organic farm in Scariff, County Clare. Our garden team demonstrate how to save tomato seeds, dry and store them in your own home. For seed-saving purposes, growing with [...]

8 06, 2022

Life on the Farm – June 2022

2022-06-08T09:00:41+00:00June 8th, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Life on the Farm – June 2022

Our orchard team are working together with Dr Gordon Reid to take leaf samples from old orchards around Ireland. This is part funded by the Genetic Resource Grant Aid Scheme and we are targeting significant orchards in Bantry House, Birr Castle, Dunsany Castle, Franciscan Monastery on Achill Island, an abandoned famine village in The Burren and several [...]

24 05, 2022

Tastes of the Orchards 2022

2022-05-24T11:56:17+00:00May 24th, 2022|Events, News|Comments Off on Tastes of the Orchards 2022

These apple tasting tours are always a highlight of the year and offer you the chance to taste some of Ireland’s rare heritage apple varieties. Our knowledgeable orchard staff will bring you on a guided tour of the orchards. Discussing our conservation work, talking about the many rare varieties we have in our orchards (180+ [...]

18 05, 2022

Free Biodiversity Tours – 18th – 21st May – 11am

2022-05-18T08:59:22+00:00May 18th, 2022|Events, News, Outreach|Comments Off on Free Biodiversity Tours – 18th – 21st May – 11am

Free Biodiversity Tours - 18th - 21st May, 11am This year as part of National Biodiversity Week Irish Seed Savers will be hosting free biodiversity tours from the 18th - 21st of May, each day at 11am. These guided tours will showcase our vital conservation work and the role we play in helping to protect [...]

16 05, 2022

Annual Plant Share 2022 – Sunday 22nd May

2022-05-21T14:06:25+00:00May 16th, 2022|Events, News|Comments Off on Annual Plant Share 2022 – Sunday 22nd May

Irish Seed Savers are delighted to once again host the Annual Plant Share on Sunday 22nd May from 12pm – 4pm. Every year we invite the public to bring along any surplus plants, seedlings, shrubs, seeds and to share them with others. Rare varieties are usually on offer and this is our way of promoting [...]

21 04, 2022

International Orchard Blossom Day

2022-04-21T14:19:46+00:00April 21st, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on International Orchard Blossom Day

On 29 April orchards across Europe are preparing to open their gates for Orchard Blossom Day. Numerous actions will take place all over Europe - from Ireland to Britain to Tyrol and from Transylvania to the Atlantic. Events will include picnics, tours and activities, and the simple pleasure of walks amongst the blossoms.  This new [...]

15 04, 2022

Vacancy for Finance Director/Trustee 

2022-04-15T09:22:30+00:00April 15th, 2022|News, Vacancies|Comments Off on Vacancy for Finance Director/Trustee 

Finance Director/Trustee  Irish Seed Savers Association maintains the country’s only public seed bank, with over 600 non-commercially available varieties of seed. We also house the national collection of Irish heritage apple trees in our orchards, with over 180+ unique varieties.  Throughout the year we run a wide range of workshops, host school tours, and invite [...]

1 04, 2022

Life on the Farm – March

2022-04-15T09:50:13+00:00April 1st, 2022|Life on the Farm|Comments Off on Life on the Farm – March

March is all about seeds and deciding what to grow for the season ahead. In terms of sowing this month beet, French and runner beans and peas have been sown in our propagation tunnel. Tomatoes and peppers have been pricked out and broad beans will be planted out shortly. Overwintering radishes are coming back to [...]

10 03, 2022

Seachtain na Gaeilge 2022 at Irish Seed Savers

2022-03-10T15:03:30+00:00March 10th, 2022|Events, News|Comments Off on Seachtain na Gaeilge 2022 at Irish Seed Savers

We are delighted to host two events as part of Seachtain na Gaeilge 2022 The theme of Seachtain na Gaeilge 2022 in Clare County Council is a celebration of life ‘Amuigh Faoin Aer’, the Great Outdoors. As springtime arrives, a series of bilingual events will showcase biodiversity, heritage and wellbeing. Tour of Irish Seed Savers [...]

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