Mission Statement

Irish Seed Savers Association is inviting primary & secondary school students to join us, as we explore exciting, practical, hands on and interactive workshops on our 20-acre working farm.

In our upcoming Autumn workshops, we discuss the importance of biodiversity, native flora and fauna and ecology. Students will practice seed saving and discover our native forest through woodland activities. We’ll taste heirloom apples in our orchard and discuss the history of our Irish heritage apple tree collection, food miles and localisation. Then we make our very own apple juice on site and you can even take some home with you!

Irish Seed Savers also work in tandem with secondary school groups who want to develop projects focused on biodiversity, food security, soil and fertility or climate action. We focus on activity based learning, project work, research with field trips and study visits.
Please email for bookings and more information.

Our aim is to teach and inspire children about all aspects of biodiversity, to give them the practical life skills to grow their own food and to empower them to feel that they can be part of the solution rather than part of the environmental problem and to instill in them a lifelong love and respect for nature.


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Skills they will learn through taking part in any of our programmes can include:

  • Growing Food
  • Composting and Soil
  • Tree planting
  • Habitats
  • Seed saving
  • Seed sowing
  • Seasons
  • Food chains and food webs
  • Native tree identification
  • Native flora and fauna identification
  • Organic gardening


The children really enjoyed the day

The children really enjoyed the day. When asked what their favourite part was they couldn’t decide between the plant hunt, the mini-beast hunt or sowing the seeds. Overall a great day.

Ballina National School
Co. Tipperary

Very well organised and very child friendly

Áine and Veronica were excellent múinteoirí on the day. The worksheets were an excellent way of getting the children involved. The apple tasting in the orchard was a huge success, so was Betsy. All our seeds are planted, keep up the good work.

Monaleen National School
Co. Limerick

School Tours to Scarriff!

Teachers bring your students on tour to Scarriff!
  • Visit our 8 hectare site, seed gardens, orchards, nurseries & native woodlands!
  • Let us help you create your own school garden with native wildlife, hedgegrows, ponds & flower patches.
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