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 [...]

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 [...]

12 01, 2022

Discover the Living Heritage at Irish Seed Savers in our 3D Virtual Tour

2022-01-20T09:18:36+00:00January 12th, 2022|News, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Discover the Living Heritage at Irish Seed Savers in our 3D Virtual Tour

Immerse yourself in Irish Seed Savers orchards, gardens and living seed bank through our newly launched Virtual Reality 360˚ experiences where you will discover Ireland’s food crop heritage. Orchard Manager, Jeremy Turkington, takes you on a journey through our orchards to explore the National Irish Heritage Apple Tree Collection and narrates the fascinating story of [...]

24 11, 2021

Ted Brooks

2021-11-24T11:46:00+00:00November 24th, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Ted Brooks

It is with great sadness that we have learned of the passing of our former Chair and long-time Irish Seed Savers supporter Ted Brooks. Ted had a wonderfully calm and quiet way about him, but was a man to get things done. His impact on our organisation was profound and enduring, he will be greatly [...]

17 08, 2021

What to plant in August

2021-11-05T16:14:33+00:00August 17th, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on What to plant in August

There are still quite a few things to sow in August that will provide you with a good supply of food over the winter period. Late croppers such as Spring Cabbage and Winter Roscoff Cauliflower can be sown in modules or seed trays to plant outdoors in Autumn for a crop next spring / early [...]

6 01, 2021

Win a Schools Supporter Package

2021-01-07T09:53:51+00:00January 6th, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Win a Schools Supporter Package

Due to popular demand, The Year Round Organic School Garden book has been updated and reprinted. To celebrate, Irish Seed Savers want to give 10 schools the opportunity to win an Annual Schools Supporter Package. The Schools Supports Package prize includes: A copy of The Year Round Organic School Garden book Seven Free packets of [...]

26 06, 2020

Nature Connection Series – 8) Woodland Mapping

2020-08-17T12:53:47+00:00June 26th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Our ancestors lived in forests, they had to be near certain things so they could survive. Can you think of what these things might be? Water food (nuts, berries) wood for the fire, materials like sticks logs to build a shelter Human survival has always been linked to the land, understanding it and co-operating in [...]

19 06, 2020

Nature Connection Series – 7) Meet a Tree

2020-08-17T11:19:33+00:00June 19th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

This activity is done in groups of 2. One person is blindfolded and the other is their guide. The guide leads their partner to a tree of their choice. The blindfolded child has time to explore the tree with their senses for 5 – 10 minutes before being called back to the base camp. A [...]

2 06, 2020

Nature Connection Series – 6) Den Building

2020-08-17T11:07:56+00:00June 2nd, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Building dens allows children to access their innate connection to building shelters and structures, something our ancestors have been doing throughout the history of mankind. It offers a safe space, a sanctuary, a hideout and a place where they can connect to the natural world in their own unique way. These private spaces are important [...]

15 05, 2020

Nature Connection Series – 5) Mud Play

2020-08-17T10:45:22+00:00May 15th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Mud play stimulates creativity and imagination in children and it facilitates open-ended play, communication, collaboration and physical activity. LOCATION: anywhere that has space for a mud patch AGE: toddlers + DEVELOPMENT: nature connection, building strong immune systems, cognitive development KIT: water, old kitchen utensils, digging trowel All you need to do is find a space [...]

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