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Most Recent ISSA News

Nature Connection Series 8) Woodland Mapping

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 a community with other people. LOCATION: Woods AGE: ...

Nature Connection Series 7) – Meet a Tree

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 ...

Life on the farm – June 2020

We have finished potting on all of our heritage apple trees and with the recent dry spell we have to keep a close on them to ensure healthy growth over the coming months. Constant tending to our budded stock is also needed now, as well as keeping an eye out for any diseases on our mature ...

Nature Connection Series – 6) Den Building

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 ...

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 ...

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