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Most Recent ISSA News

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 ...

Board Positions Available

Irish Seed Savers are looking for suitably qualified individuals to sit on our Board of Directors for the positions of Education Advisor and Fundraising Advisor. Click below for full details. Education Adisor Fundraising Advisor Applications to be made to manager@irishseedsavers.ie before April 30th 2018.

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 ...

April Gardening Tips

For many April is the month that gets us out into the garden for the first time of the the year. For the novice it can seem daunting, where do i start?, what do i grow? How much do i grow? Ask yourself what do you like to eat and aim to grow a small but ...

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 ...

Snow Apples by Anita Hayes

Feeding oneself and family becomes a lifelong rhythm – and without too much thought, the practicalities of Spring are attended to – planning, clearing, cleaning, sowing. Each year regardless of all the variables in nature, climate and humans, I am amazed how much one can continue to produce and enjoy in the garden, despite all ...

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 ...

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