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Most Recent ISSA News

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 ...

Seed Week 2019 at Irish Seed Savers

As we approach the equinoctial tipping point into the year’s lighter half, Spring fever itches. A myriad of buds are opening and new leaves expand impatiently in a rush to be first to soak up the light and warmth of lenghtening days. At Irish Seed Savers we are feeling our own energy rise following a winter ...

Small-scale Seed Producers Bring Diversity back to Our Soil.

From Monday 18th March, small-scale seed producers across Ireland and the UK will be celebrating Seed Week to raise awareness of the benefits of buying locally grown and adapted, organic seed. Seed Week is coordinated by The Gaia Foundation who are championing the Seed Sovereignty programme in Ireland and the UK. Lead by Irish Seed ...

March Gardening Tips & Life on the farm.

March is all about seeds, sowing, getting your hands dirty and deciding what to grow for the season ahead. If the weather stays dry we'll be planting out our first and second early varieties of potatoes  for our conservation KPI's. In terms of sowing this month, tomatoes, peppers, beets and peas will all be sowed ...

Vacancy for Horticulturalist

Co-ordinating the requirements of the conservation orchards and fruit tree nursery, we require a Horticulturalist to lead the Orchard-Nursery team in curating the heritage apple tree collection; maintaining the land; and leading the full cycle of tree sales. Working as part of a three strong team, this role will lead on the important work in ...

Gardening tips for February & Life on the farm

Before the recent spell of bad weather, which damaged one of our polytunnels, we took full advantage of the dry mild conditions and built our pea fencing for the coming year, as well as getting a head start on some much needed maintenance works. Golden Sweet Mangetout was one of our most sought after ...

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