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Most Recent ISSA News

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

What to plant now – May

The list of vegetables you can plant in May is a long one. You can plant out Pumpkins,Courgettes, Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Peppers (under cover) and late sowing for Kales, Cabbages, Chard and Sprouting Broccoli. May is the ideal time to plant your carrots & parsnips but be careful as there is still a risk of ground frost ...

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