Address: Irish Seed Savers Association, Capparoe, Scarriff, Co. Clare, Ireland   Phone: +353 61 921866   Email: info@irishseedsavers.ie

Most Recent ISSA News

Living Seed Conference

Booking Information We are delighted to announce our collaboration with NOTS for this conference to book your place for this event please visit and book via the NOTS website on this link https://nots.ie/courses/the-living-seed/ About The Living Seed Conference This unique agro-ecological seed conference is for gardeners, farmers, and all who are interested in Seed in Ireland ...

Supercharge your soil with Green Manures

Most gardeners are familiar with green manures and why they are so beneficial to use.  For those who are just starting to get into gardening and may not have come across this term before, green manures are fast growing plants which are grown to cover areas of ground which are currently out of use.  For ...

Life on the Farm – September

Apple season is upon us and our nursery have have supplied our farm shop with a beautiful range of two year old potted trees. Our bareroot trees are looking really healthy and are still growing. These bareroot varieties will be available for sale on our website from the first week in October and are shipped ...

Harvest Festival – 15th September 11am – 5pm

In recent years our big open day 'The Great Irish Garden' was held in August but this year marks the return to our traditional Harvest Festival. September is an ideal time to showcase our vital conservation work, when our seed harvesting is in full flow and the majority of our rare varieties of Irish heritage ...

Life on the Farm – August

August is a busy for for seed harvesting peas, mangetout, rocket, poppies, Galway wheat, Oats, beetroot, cabbage, lettuce, carrots, parsnips and chard are all now coming to fruition for harvest. In the polytunnels our cucumbers, courgettes and pumpkins are starting to swell up. Visitors sometimes comment on how these fruit should have already been harvested but we ...

What To Plant – August

Sowing season is almost at an end and many people will have already done a great deal of harvesting but there are still quite a few things you could sow in August to provide you with a good supply of food over the winter period. Winter roscoff cauliflower, spring cabbage, as well as hardy kales are ideal ...

Vacancy Board Director (Voluntary)

ISSA Board Director Vacancy Irish Seed Savers Association are expanding our current Board of Directors and welcome expertise in areas of horticulture, education, environmental policy and research, HR, legal and governance, finance, marketing and fundraising. We have signed off on our strategic plan so are seeking strong, capable, individuals to help us role out this plan ...

Vacancy – Horticulturalist (Gardener)

Vacancy - ISSA horticulturalist-gardener A reliable, skilled horticulturalist required for renowned conservation organisation. Reporting to the Seed Curator, as part of a 4 strong team, the main focus of this role is to develop and maintain the heritage seed gardens at Capparoe, with effective contribution to our heritage seed processing, and supporting site maintenance for ...

Vacancy – Education Officer

Vacancy - ISSA Education Officer Irish Seed Savers Association are seeking an experienced educator to co-ordinate and facilitate our onsite primary and post primary education programmes, tours and camps, as well as to raise the profile of Irish Seed Savers Association to promote our 20 acre working organic farm to further develop our onsite education programmes ...

Life on the farm – June

We are checking our newly grafted trees and they are all looking very healthy. The orchard team are busy mulching around the bases of our mature trees with shredded paper and cardboard, then using grass clippings to weigh it down. When cutting the grass in our orchards we tend to leave large patches uncut. This should result in all of the ...

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