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Most Recent ISSA News

Gardening Tips for June

While it may be too late for tomatoes and peppers, most summer producers will grow even more quickly from seed planted in early summer when the soil is well warmed up. Don't hesitate in planting seeds for cucumber, peas, beans, winter squashes, pumpkins as well as beets, carrots and chard. The dangers of late frost ...

Life on the Farm – June

The radio documentary "Bittersweet" by Patrica Baker, was aired on Newstalk 4th June. Exploring the history of apples within Ireland and how Irish Seed Savers are reviving these heritage varieties that were thought lost. To listen to this wonderful documentary click here. Now that this season's growth is under way it's easy to spot ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Seed Diversity and Access

We were delighted to be invited and take part in the 1st European Community Exchange (ECE) on Seed Diversity and Access in Barcelona. There is an urgent need to promote active networking and reflection by diverse social actors working on issues of seed conservation, diversity and access. Watch the short video below to see what ...

SEED SOVEREIGNTY UK & IRELAND PROGRAMME

Irish Seed Savers are proud to be part of the Seed Sovereignty UK and Ireland Programme. Run by the Gia Foundation the aim of the programme is to support the development of a biodiverse and ecologically sustainable seed system in the UK and Ireland. “Currently only 3% of all seed available to grow on the Irish and UK market ...

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