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27 07, 2022

Free Guided Tours in July and August

2022-07-27T11:33:44+00:00July 27th, 2022|Events, News|Comments Off on Free Guided Tours in July and August

Join us for a Free Guided Tour every Friday at 11am in July and August. Treat yourself to an expert led tour at the best time of year to explore our heritage seed gardens and polytunnels filled with vegetable crops growing for seed and heritage orchards brimming with apples. Marvel at the heritage orchards that [...]

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

How to Save Seed – Video Tutorials

2022-07-27T12:38:40+00:00June 8th, 2022|News|Comments Off on How to Save Seed – Video Tutorials

Irish Seed Savers are delighted to present four films about how we grow for seed and save seed. The foundation of growing for seed is good soil, which you can learn about in the first video 'Soil, Seed and Sustainability'. This is followed by three videos detailing how to grow for seed and save seed [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

18 02, 2022

Seed Saviours

2022-02-18T16:32:10+00:00February 18th, 2022|News|Comments Off on Seed Saviours

A great deal has happened in the last couple of years that could have major impacts on society and the environment for generations to come. The global pandemic known as Covid-19, historic wildfires raging across America, floods, fires and even snow in Australia has only highlighted the ongoing crisis regarding climate change. Yet through all [...]

15 02, 2022

Community Seed Exchange 2022 March 6th, 12 to 4pm

2022-02-25T12:37:37+00:00February 15th, 2022|Events, News|Comments Off on Community Seed Exchange 2022 March 6th, 12 to 4pm

Irish Seed Savers are delighted to announce that our Community Seed Exchange event is back for 2022! This event is for individuals, gardening and community groups to come together to share and swap seeds. From the rare to the everyday varieties, this event helps promote biodiversity and by sharing seeds we are building a more [...]

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