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Most Recent ISSA News

Conservation, Food Security & Coronavirus

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 ...

Nature Connection Series – 5) Mud Play

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 to make a mud ...

How your donations help

Wayne Frankham is Regional Coordinator of the Seed Sovereignty programme in conjunction with The Gaia Foundation and runs a range of Seed Outreach initiatives for Irish Seed Savers. Wayne's mission is to train community groups to grow and save their own seed and because of YOU, and your generous donations Wayne has been able to ...

Life on the farm

Due to phenomenal demand, we have had to take our seeds offline to allow us time to catch up and process the hundreds of orders placed over the last week. Our supporter seed order season has come to an end but any orders received by April 30th are being processed. New supporters will be able ...

Nature Connection Series – 4) MANDALA NATURE ART

The word mandala is a Sanskrit term that means “circle”. Mandala patterns are everywhere in nature, in petals of a flowers and in the rings of a tree, spiderwebs and seashells. Making nature art is special because it helps us see that we can make something beautiful using just what we have in the outdoors. ...

Nature Connection Series – 3) Sit Spot

Sit spots are a great way to build meaningful connections with nature and to find a place of stillness within yourself. Anywhere can be a sit spot, finding a place surrounded by nature helps with the feeling of relaxation and timelessness. LOCATION: a woodland or anywhere that is surrounded by nature AGE: 4+ (younger children sit ...

Nature Connection Series – 2) Scavenger Hunt

This outdoor activity is often used in forest schools. It encourages nature connection and free exploration through meaningful encounters with the environment. LOCATION: Ideally in a woodland or somewhere with biodiversity AGE: 6+ (for younger kids still learning to read, you can call out the words on the list) DEVELOPMENT: Curiosity, nature connection, exercise, teamwork, communication KIT: Scavenger hunt ...

Nature Connection Series – 1) Journey Stick

This is a walking activity that allows children free exploration of the natural world, picking up things along the way that inspire them for their own personal reasons. This activity encourages children to be wholly present, looking, seeing, touching, smelling and encountering the natural world fully. Native Aboriginals used “journey sticks” to record their travels and ...

Life on the Farm – March ’20

We had a fantastic Community Seed Share on March 1st with dozens of new faces, coming from far and wide to share and swop seeds. These events form a large part of our ethos here at Irish Seed Savers, bringing communities together to promote biodiversity, share stories and to help protect rare heirloom varieties for future ...

Vacancy for Board Directors

Voluntary Board Director Vacancy Irish Seed Savers Association has been in operation since 1991, originating from an ambitious effort to create a central store of food crop seeds and fruit trees where none had previously existed. Our work to date has been to protect rare, heritage and naturalised food crop seeds and fruit trees. Our work ...

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