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Seed Share Reschedule to – Saturday 10th March 12pm – 4pm

Seed Share Reschedule to - Saturday 10th March 12pm - 4pm FREE Entry for supporters of Irish Seed Savers FREE Entry for Children €5 for General Addmission It's that time of year again where we are all beginning to plan our gardens for the year ahead. Where to place the flowers, how many raised beds will i have? What ...

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 ...

10 Fun Gardening Projects for Children

1. Watch a Seed Sprout This is a good project to do first with new little gardeners, so they have an understanding what’s happening with the seeds they can’t see under the soil. Fill a transparent plastic cup with potting compost and push a large seed, like a pea or bean, into the compost right at ...


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 ...

How to Plant Apple Tress

January is the ideal month to plant your bare root apple trees. Below are some handy tips and video (from our nursery manager Eoin) showing you the ideal way to plant your trees ahead of the coming season. Ideally you want to plant your bare root trees as soon as possible but if that's not possible ...

Annual Report & Accounts 2016

Irish Seed Savers CLG - Registered Charity Number 20045029, CHY 13989. We are inclusive, transparent and committed to best practices and accountability. Below is our Annual Reports for 2016 detailing income & expenditure along with a more detailed copy of our audited accounts. To view our detailed annual reports please click here

The Most Beautiful Ugly Apples

The word "russet" refers to the rough or dull patches of skin that can be found on some apple varieties, but you won’t find them in your local supermarket or grocery stores. When was the last time you saw anything other than a wall of perfect, shiny red and green apples for sale? Some apple enthusiasts ...

Small Space Gardens

For those that have green fingers but not the space to garden you have to make some informed decisions. When thinking of small space gardening you have to compromise, be smart, plant small, plant often. A bit of extra thought needs to happen but the payoff can be immensely rewarding. Having fresh herbs at arm’s ...

Our Big Open Day – ‘The Great Irish Garden’

As part of Heritage Week on Sunday 27th August Irish Seed Savers are inviting the nation to come visit and celebrate ‘The Great Irish Garden’. Free talks, tours, tastings, some fabulous guest speakers and demonstrations means there will be something for the beginner and avid gardener alike. Our guest speakers this year are RTE presenter and ...

What to Plant in August

There are still quite a few things you should be sowing in August to provide you with a good supply of food over the winter period, late croppers such as Spring Cabbage, Winter Roscoff Cauliflower as well as hardy lettuce are ideal. Although we think of lettuce as a summer crop, it is a ...

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