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1 05, 2019

Life on the Farm – May

2019-05-01T10:40:18+00:00May 1st, 2019|Life on the Farm|0 Comments

We have been taking full advantage of the good weather to put up our new polytunnel that was kindly donated, hopefully this will be finished in the next couple of weeks if the weather holds. Tomatoes, cucumber, beetroot, runner beans, kale, broccoli, winter cabbage and cauliflowers will all be planted in May. Peas that were [...]

1 05, 2019

Seed Survey for Growers

2019-05-01T10:35:42+00:00May 1st, 2019|Life on the Farm|0 Comments

Irish Seed Savers have created an online survey, and would like the input of as many growers as possible from all regions of Ireland. The survey is open to growers of all scales, organic and not organic. We wish to establish how many growers use seed which is bought or produced in Ireland, the UK, [...]

3 04, 2019

New Supporters – Special Offer – CLOSES MAY 12th

2019-04-03T16:09:13+00:00April 3rd, 2019|Life on the Farm|0 Comments

Special offer until May 12th Sign-up to support our conservation work and receive the following benefits: One year subscription with seven packs of organic heritage seeds of your choice Two yearly newsletters Free entry to our organic seed gardens & heritage orchards 10% off all workshops 10% off all apple trees FREE gift from us [...]

3 04, 2019

Life on the farm – April

2019-04-03T12:54:25+00:00April 3rd, 2019|Life on the Farm|0 Comments

April is usually the first month were we consistently get out in the gardens, and where all our prep work over the winter moths pays dividends. Our pea fencing is all ready in place for when we plant out our peas. We'll be sowing our fruiting crops, courgettes, cucumbers, squashes etc and later in the month [...]

3 04, 2019

What to plant now – April

2019-04-03T12:34:37+00:00April 3rd, 2019|Life on the Farm|0 Comments

April is a great to time to put composts on your beds and for any that are not in use sow in some green manures. Cucumber, courgette, Pumpkins, chard, kale and flowers can all be sown in April.  A lot of people will sow carrots and parsnips but our top tip is to leave sowing [...]

25 03, 2019

Vacancy – Bookkeeper

2019-03-25T13:06:08+00:00March 25th, 2019|Life on the Farm|0 Comments

We are seeking a Book-keeper to manage our day to day books, prepare the books for monthly financial reports and ensuring effective financial controls are in place. This is a part-time role (2-3 days per week). Reporting to the General Manager, this role also liaises with departmental co-ordinators, accountant, and providing financial reports to our [...]

20 03, 2019

Stockists of Irish Seed Savers seeds

2019-03-20T16:18:41+00:00March 20th, 2019|Life on the Farm|0 Comments

A lot of people have been asking about where to buy our seeds. Below is a list of shops that stock our seeds this year, and of course you can see our full selection on our online store and download our 2019 FREE Heritage Seed Catalogue on www.irishseedsavers.ie The Organic Centre Rossinver, Co Leitrim Garden [...]

19 03, 2019

Seed Week 2019 – Time To Share

2019-03-19T17:17:33+00:00March 19th, 2019|Life on the Farm|0 Comments

Seed Share at Irish Seed Savers Assoc., 3.3.19. This is a working farm in rural East Clare, which attracted over 150 visitors for its most successful seed share to date. Visitors came from all around the country. They included members, previous visitors, and over 1/3rd newcomers - including allotmenteers from the London Freedom Seed Bank, [...]

19 03, 2019

Seed Week 2019 – Klaus Laitenberger

2019-03-19T16:59:51+00:00March 19th, 2019|Life on the Farm|0 Comments

I was selected as one of the Irish Nuffield Farming Scholars in 2018.  My travels took me through many countries travelling with a group of International Scholars through the Netherlands, Italy, Washington DC, Texas, British Columbia, Argentina and Chile.  Then on my own I continued the journey to Peru, Bolivia and New Zealand to pursue [...]

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