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19 08, 2021

Irish Seed Savers Announce 3D Virtual Tour in Development

2021-08-19T11:31:59+00:00August 19th, 2021|News|Comments Off on Irish Seed Savers Announce 3D Virtual Tour in Development

Irish Seed Savers are delighted to announce during Heritage Week 2021 that we are in the process of creating a digital heritage resource in the format of a virtual reality 360˚ experience to provide access to the living heritage at Irish Seed Savers Association. Funded by the Heritage Council Community Heritage Grant Scheme, this project [...]

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 [...]

11 05, 2021

Irish Seed Savers Monthly Book Review – The Self-Sufficient Garden by Klaus Laitenberger

2021-05-11T16:20:34+00:00May 11th, 2021|News|Comments Off on Irish Seed Savers Monthly Book Review – The Self-Sufficient Garden by Klaus Laitenberger

In a world filled with "How to Grow" books, Klaus Laitenberger has carved himself a virtually unique niche for Irish readers. His books are written on how to grow in Ireland, not someone else’s microclimates, but all the wonderful challenges that we face here. He has already produced must-have books, such as Vegetables for the [...]

26 02, 2021

Online Community Seed Exchange 2021

2021-03-01T09:10:39+00:00February 26th, 2021|Events, News|Comments Off on Online Community Seed Exchange 2021

The Irish Seed Savers Community Seed Exchange is one of our biggest events of the year where we invite individuals, gardening and community groups to come together and share / swop seeds. This event forms a large part of our ethos here at Irish Seed Savers, bringing communities together to promote biodiversity, share stories and to [...]

19 02, 2021

Community Seed Guardian Programme Awardees Announced

2021-02-19T12:05:52+00:00February 19th, 2021|News|Comments Off on Community Seed Guardian Programme Awardees Announced

Irish Seed Savers Association is delighted to announce that Ten Community Garden Groups have been awarded a place on the Community Seed Guardian Programme. Commencing on Friday 26th February, Irish Seed Savers will provide the ten selected community gardens training and mentoring in seed growing and seed saving with experienced facilitators, learning the steps to [...]

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 [...]

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