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

Most Recent ISSA News

Vacancy Board Director (Voluntary)

ISSA Board Director Vacancy Irish Seed Savers Association are expanding our current Board of Directors and welcome expertise in areas of horticulture, education, environmental policy and research, HR, legal and governance, finance, marketing and fundraising. We have signed off on our strategic plan so are seeking strong, capable, individuals to help us role out this plan ...

Vacancy – Horticulturalist (Gardener)

Vacancy - ISSA horticulturalist-gardener A reliable, skilled horticulturalist required for renowned conservation organisation. Reporting to the Seed Curator, as part of a 4 strong team, the main focus of this role is to develop and maintain the heritage seed gardens at Capparoe, with effective contribution to our heritage seed processing, and supporting site maintenance for ...

Vacancy – Education Officer

Vacancy - ISSA Education Officer Irish Seed Savers Association are seeking an experienced educator to co-ordinate and facilitate our onsite primary and post primary education programmes, tours and camps, as well as to raise the profile of Irish Seed Savers Association to promote our 20 acre working organic farm to further develop our onsite education programmes ...

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 ...

Life on the Farm – May

We have been taking full advantage of the good weather to put up our new polytunnel that was kindly donated, hopefully this will be finished in the next couple of weeks if the weather holds. Tomatoes, cucumber, beetroot, runner beans, kale, broccoli, winter cabbage and cauliflowers will all be planted in May. Peas that were planted ...

Seed Survey for Growers

Irish Seed Savers have created an online survey, and would like the input of as many growers as possible from all regions of Ireland. The survey is open to growers of all scales, organic and not organic. We wish to establish how many growers use seed which is bought or produced in Ireland, the UK, Europe, or ...

Supporter Plant Share 2019

This is a day dedicated to our supporters and our way of saying a big thank you for your continued belief in our ongoing conservation work. Sunday 12th May 12pm - 4pm Come explore our 20 acres of heritage gardens, orchards and woodlands. On the day you can bring along any excess plants and seedlings to share. ...

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 ...

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