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Most Recent ISSA News

How to Plant Apple Tress

January is the ideal month to plant your bare root apple trees. Below are some handy tips and video (from our nursery manager Eoin) showing you the ideal way to plant your trees ahead of the coming season. Ideally you want to plant your bare root trees as soon as possible but if that's not possible ...

Vacancy: Head Gardener

A reliable, skilled Head Gardener required for renowned conservation organisation. Working as a gardening team of three, in collaboration with the seed co-ordinator and seed-to-seed assistant, to maintain the heritage seed gardens, including 3 individual growing areas, 6 polytunnels, a glasshouse and seed bank. For FULL Job Descriptions and how to apply click

Annual Report & Accounts 2016

Irish Seed Savers CLG - Registered Charity Number 20045029, CHY 13989. We are inclusive, transparent and committed to best practices and accountability. Below is our Annual Reports for 2016 detailing income & expenditure along with a more detailed copy of our audited accounts. To view our detailed annual reports please click here

Vacancies : “Head Gardener” and “Supporter & Community Engagement Officer”

We are growing......We have TWO exciting new vacancies at Irish Seed Savers for a Head Gardener and a Supporter & Community Engagement Officer. Head Gardener. Reliable, skilled Head Gardener required for renowned conservation organisation. Working with a team of three to maintain the heritage seed gardens, including 3 individual growing areas, 6 polytunnels, a glasshouse and seed ...

The Most Beautiful Ugly Apples

The word "russet" refers to the rough or dull patches of skin that can be found on some apple varieties, but you won’t find them in your local supermarket or grocery stores. When was the last time you saw anything other than a wall of perfect, shiny red and green apples for sale? Some apple enthusiasts ...

Small Space Gardens

For those that have green fingers but not the space to garden you have to make some informed decisions. When thinking of small space gardening you have to compromise, be smart, plant small, plant often. A bit of extra thought needs to happen but the payoff can be immensely rewarding. Having fresh herbs at arm’s ...

Vacancy : Book-keeper / Accountant

Irish Seed Savers Association CLG focus on food conservation and preserving heritage rare heirloom and heritage seeds and fruit trees to protect Ireland’s long-term food sovereignty in this ever changing climate. Located in Scarriff, in Co. Clare, we run a 20 acre organic farm containing gardens, orchards, nursery and the country’s public seed bank. We are ...

Vacancy: Regional Co-ordinator (Seed Outreach) – Ireland

This role is for a Regional Coordinator (Seed Outreach) to assist in the development/establishment and smooth running of seed hubs throughout the Republic of Ireland. The Seed Sovereignty of Ireland programme will co-ordinate and facilitate the development of a biodiverse and resilient seed system as part of the UK and Ireland programme run by the ...

Board Vacancies at Irish Seed Savers.

We are recruiting three new positions for our Board of Directors. Seeking individuals with the relevant experience that would like to be part of one of Ireland's leading Environmental NGO's. This is a voluntary role with board meetings held every 6-8 weeks and participation on Advisory Committees 2-4 times a year. Meetings are held at Irish ...

Our Big Open Day – ‘The Great Irish Garden’

As part of Heritage Week on Sunday 27th August Irish Seed Savers are inviting the nation to come visit and celebrate ‘The Great Irish Garden’. Free talks, tours, tastings, some fabulous guest speakers and demonstrations means there will be something for the beginner and avid gardener alike. Our guest speakers this year are RTE presenter and ...

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