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Most Recent ISSA News

Gardening Tips for May

The list of vegetables you can plant in May is a long one, French  & Runner Beans, Peas, Calabrese, Kale, Cabbages, Radishes, Onions, Beetroot, Turnips, Swede, Courgettes, Squash can all be started this month. May is the ideal time to plant your carrots & parsnips to ensure you have a good winter harvest. Believe it ...

Life on the Farm – May

The hard work that was put into building our propagation tunnel in the Winter months has paid off and is now in full use. The raised bed is full of green manures and our benches are all equipped with heats mats to keep the optimum germination temperature of 18 degrees. Tomatoes, cucumber, beetroot, runner beans, ...

Our Educational Mission

Our educational mission  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 for environmental problems and to instill in them a lifelong love and respect for nature. ...

Irish Seed Savers scoop top honours at Heritage Awards

The Heritage Council were delighted to declare Irish Seed Savers’ event ‘The Great Irish Garden’ as the overall winner for ‘Hidden Heritage’ as part of the Heritage Awards 2017. The winners were announced at an awards ceremony in Kilkenny’s Medieval Mile Museum on April 12th. There were 122 entries for the Awards and 170 ...

Board Positions Available

Irish Seed Savers are looking for suitably qualified individuals to sit on our Board of Directors for the positions of Education Advisor and Fundraising Advisor. Click below for full details. Education Adisor Fundraising Advisor Applications to be made to manager@irishseedsavers.ie before April 30th 2018.

Life on the Farm – April

In the orchards we have gathered all our apple tree prunings ready for chipping which will eventually be mixed in with our composts. Down through the years apple trees have be given to Irish Seed Savers and we are busy sourcing the different stories around these varieties. We have cleared out our apple store and the blackbirds ...

April Gardening Tips

For many April is the month that gets us out into the garden for the first time of the the year. For the novice it can seem daunting, where do i start?, what do i grow? How much do i grow? Ask yourself what do you like to eat and aim to grow a small but ...

Fruit DNA Identification Scheme 2018

Historically fruit identification has involved visually eye balling a fruit and trying to determine its identity from this. As there are 000's of varieties this is an error prone process and is largely dependent on the level of expertise of the identifier. Advances with DNA fingerprinting now allows us to identify fruits more quickly and more ...

The Sozo Exchange continues.

The Sozo Foundation​ is based in Vrygrond, Cape Town, where 80% of low-income households are food insecure. To help combat this the "Eden" program was designed to help communities address these levels of food insecurity. Last year Francisca came to Irish Seed Savers as part of the program to learn about our community work and ...

Snow Apples by Anita Hayes

Feeding oneself and family becomes a lifelong rhythm – and without too much thought, the practicalities of Spring are attended to – planning, clearing, cleaning, sowing. Each year regardless of all the variables in nature, climate and humans, I am amazed how much one can continue to produce and enjoy in the garden, despite all ...

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