An Introduction to Seed Saving – Saturday September 16th – 10am – 4:30pm

Saving seeds is an age-old tradition that is growing in popularity amongst gardeners due to its many benefits. Saving seeds saves money, prevents heirloom varieties from going extinct and develops resilient seed varieties. It’s also very satisfying. Participants on this course will learn the basic skills to harvest and save seed from vegetable crops and flower plants, including planning, selection, harvesting and drying. The course includes a little bit of botany and lots of practical experience harvesting seeds in the Irish Seed Savers Association gardens. The course is delivered by a highly experienced tutor and is suitable for all gardeners, as well as GIY groups, community gardens and teachers.


Tutor – Deirdre Morrissey, Seed Bank Coordinator, Irish Seed Savers: Deirdre manages all aspects of Irish Seed Savers conservation seed collection and Ireland’s only Living Seed Bank. She holds qualifications in legal studies and horticulture and has undertaken courses with the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew & Edinburgh and with the Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance in the US.


Bookings & Information

Please note you must book this workshop via the National Organic Training Skillnet (NOTS) website at the link below and avail of a special workshop price of €65:

NOTS Introduction to Seed Saving.

The workshop will take place onsite at Irish Seed Savers 20 acre organic farm in Scariff, Co. Clare