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Most Recent ISSA News

Life on the Farm – February

To commemorate the arrival of Imbolc (Brigid's Day) we performed the ancient tradition of the 'orchard visiting wassail'. This custom awakens the land and promotes a good harvest for the year ahead. This was followed by a tree planting ceremony with our long time supporter Steve Marsh. Due to the milder weather some of our bare ...

Irish Seed Savers supports Environmental Pillar Manifesto.

Irish Seed Savers are a proud member of the The Environmental Pillar, an organisation comprised of 26 national independent environmental non-governmental organisations (NGOs), who work together to represent the views of the Irish environmental sector. In the lead up to the General Election 2020, The Environmental Pillar have released their manifesto that identifies 10 critical areas ...

2020 Community Seed Exchange

Our Community Seed Exchange is one of our biggest events of the year. We are inviting individuals, gardening and community groups to come together and share / swop your seeds. From the rare to the everyday varieties, this event helps promote biodiversity and by sharing these seeds we are also building a more resilient ...

Vacancy for Education Support

Irish Seed Savers Association have a vacancy in our Educational Department for: A seasonal worker on a part time basis to assist with: onsite workshops, tours, camps and Forest School days. The role is on an as-needs basis with expected needs as follows Seasonal school workshops (usually 1 – 2 bookings p/wk during Sept-Nov & Mar – May) 3 ...

Life on the farm – December

We are digging up our bare root apple trees in preparation for shipping out in the coming weeks before Christmas. Having received hundreds of orders, our orchard staff will be very busy packing and shipping out our heritage apple trees. Grown on our farm in County Clare, organically of course. Click here to be taken to our ...

Life on the farm – November

November is a month of cleaning up and protecting our gardens and orchards ahead of the winter ahead. In the orchards the team are busy removing the last of the fallen fruit that may be lying around the base of our trees. Scab and other fungal diseases can over-winter on fallen fruit and leaves under the ...

The IMAGE project – Ireland’s bioMonitoring Assessment of Glyphosate Exposures

Researchers at NUIG Galway seek volunteers to participate in the first Irish study to investigate environmental exposure to glyphosate among Irish families The IMAGE project – Ireland’s bioMonitoring Assessment of Glyphosate Exposures – will conduct an environmental assessment of exposures to glyphosate among the Irish population using human biomonitoring. Researchers are recruiting 100 Irish families (50 non-farm families and 50 ...

Samhain Children’s Eco Camp

Liz Bacon has recently jointed the Seed Savers team as our new Education Officer and will be running her first Samhain Childrens Eco Camp from 30th Oct - 1st Nov. With a degree in Art from Limerick college of Art & Design and a strong background in horticulture, Liz has spent ten years travelling, teaching and ...

Life on the farm – October

In the orchards we are busy harvesting as many apples as possible for our own Irish Seed Savers apple juice. With over 3,000kg of hand-picked apples, our certified Organic Apple Juice is a unique blend of old world fruits with unsurpassed taste. We are beginning to tidy up the tree nursery, dismantling the irrigation systems, repairing tools and ...

‘Living Seed Conference – Ireland’s Seed Gathering’ 12th -13th October

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 ...

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