15 12, 2021

2022 Heirloom Seed Catalogue

2021-12-15T15:31:03+00:00December 15th, 2021|News|Comments Off on 2022 Heirloom Seed Catalogue

Our 2022 Heirloom Seed Catalogue is now available. Packed full of rare varieties you won't see in garden centres. The seeds grown on our farm in Co Clare are certified organic and open pollinated. By choosing open pollinated seed you contribute to sustainable food systems, regenerative practices and biodiversity. This helps to keep food security [...]

7 12, 2021

Gift ideas this Christmas

2022-02-18T12:37:15+00:00December 7th, 2021|News|Comments Off on Gift ideas this Christmas

Looking for that unique gift idea this Christmas? Look no further, here at Irish Seed Savers we have a range of gifts that keep on giving. Become a Supporter Give the gift of a subscription to Irish Seed Savers. Free seeds, selection of supporter only seed varieties, discounts and more. To find out more about [...]

1 12, 2021

The Hare’s Corner Update

2021-12-01T09:47:36+00:00December 1st, 2021|News|Comments Off on The Hare’s Corner Update

On Monday 23rd of August, Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Senator Pippa Hackett, joined members of Burrenbeo Trust, local farmers, representatives of Clare County Council and Irish Seed Savers to launch The Hare’s Corner, a new biodiversity initiative for Co. Clare. Inspired by the term ‘The Hare’s Corner’, an old [...]

30 11, 2021

Giving Tuesday

2021-11-30T09:08:34+00:00November 30th, 2021|News|Comments Off on Giving Tuesday

Thank you for your support of Irish Seed Savers Association as we continue to work to conserve open-pollinated heirloom seed varieties and safeguard Ireland’s Apple Tree heritage. We work with local communities, funders, and government departments to preserve our wonderful food crop cultural heritage. Today, November 30th is #GivingTuesday, and we are reaching out to [...]

23 11, 2021

Heritage Orchard Development & Management CPD Course

2021-11-26T12:28:32+00:00November 23rd, 2021|News|Comments Off on Heritage Orchard Development & Management CPD Course

We are delighted to partner with NOTS and the Heritage Council to offer a Heritage Orchard Development & Management CPD course taking place across 2022. Taking place on our farm in Co. Clare, this course consists of five modules, taught over five full days throughout the year. The course begins in March and concludes in [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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