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

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New Supporters – Special Offer – CLOSES MAY 12th

Special offer until May 12th Sign-up to support our conservation work and receive the following benefits: One year subscription with seven packs of organic heritage seeds of your choice Two yearly newsletters Free entry to our organic seed gardens & heritage orchards 10% off all workshops 10% off all apple trees FREE gift from us to you Free entry to ...

Life on the farm – April

April is usually the first month were we consistently get out in the gardens, and where all our prep work over the winter moths pays dividends. Our pea fencing is all ready in place for when we plant out our peas. We'll be sowing our fruiting crops, courgettes, cucumbers, squashes etc and later in the month ...

What to plant now – April

April is a great to time to put composts on your beds and for any that are not in use sow in some green manures. Cucumber, courgette, Pumpkins, chard, kale and flowers can all be sown in April.  A lot of people will sow carrots and parsnips but our top tip is to leave ...

Vacancy – Bookkeeper

We are seeking a Book-keeper to manage our day to day books, prepare the books for monthly financial reports and ensuring effective financial controls are in place. This is a part-time role (2-3 days per week). Reporting to the General Manager, this role also liaises with departmental co-ordinators, accountant, and providing financial reports to our ...

Stockists of Irish Seed Savers seeds

A lot of people have been asking about where to buy our seeds. Below is a list of shops that stock our seeds this year, and of course you can see our full selection on our online store and download our 2019 FREE Heritage Seed Catalogue on www.irishseedsavers.ie The Organic Centre Rossinver, Co Leitrim Garden World 9a Ellen ...

Seed Week 2019 – Time To Share

Seed Share at Irish Seed Savers Assoc., 3.3.19. This is a working farm in rural East Clare, which attracted over 150 visitors for its most successful seed share to date. Visitors came from all around the country. They included members, previous visitors, and over 1/3rd newcomers - including allotmenteers from the London Freedom Seed Bank, ...

Seed Week 2019 – Irish Seed Savers – General Manager

Seeds are the origins of food, we all need to eat, yet most of our food and food seed is imported. Few people consider the source of our food until it runs out. As a nation we are vulnerable to issues in transport, fuel, weather in other countries, and trade. Whether man-made disaster or natural ...

Seed Week 2019 – Klaus Laitenberger

I was selected as one of the Irish Nuffield Farming Scholars in 2018.  My travels took me through many countries travelling with a group of International Scholars through the Netherlands, Italy, Washington DC, Texas, British Columbia, Argentina and Chile.  Then on my own I continued the journey to Peru, Bolivia and New Zealand to pursue ...

Seed Week 2019 – Cloughjordan Eco Village

Nestled in north Tipperary in the Irish midlands, the village of Cloughjordan is home to its own ecovillage - a 67 acre site where 130 people live work and play. The place provides a nurturing environment for its residents, an immersive educational setting for communities and universities across Ireland who regularly visit, and ...

Seed Week 2019 – Brown Envelope Seeds

When I look at the soils on my farm, I note that it is easy to put a spade into the woodland and make a hole for a new tree, but in the grassland it is much harder. This is not surprising when you think that cattle walk around on it all summer. However the ...

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