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Down to Earth in the School Garden

Conference - Saturday 26th September 2015 Our third annual School Garden Conference, celebrating the International Year of the Soil. Featuring workshops on soil, composting, biodiversity and bioliteracy. Places limited to 50 per venue. For further info go to

What to plant in September

As we leave summer behind and approach autumn we enter one of the busiest months for harvesting so the rush to plant and sow begins to slow down. Yet there are still crops to sow! It's worth sowing some overwintering onions ready for spring. Try our Shinkiu Onion which produces large golden bulbs. You can see our current range of seeds on our online shop 

Text Donate Campaign

Text SEED to 50300 to donate €2. 100% of the text goes to Irish Seed Savers across most network providers. Some providers apply VAT which means that a minimum of €1.63 will go to Irish Seed Savers. Service Provider: LIKECHARITY. Helpline: 076 6805278.

Jobbridge Position available as Fundraising Administrator

Irish Seed Savers Association:  Jobbridge Position available as Fundraising Administrator We are looking for an energetic, compassionate and friendly person who can relate to people at all levels, who would like to support the Irish Seed Savers Association team in implementing fundrasing campaigns. Ideal candidates will have a genuine interest in our work, and in working ...

Feed your Soil

August will see the beginning of Harvesting for most, beetroot, tomatoes, carrots, cabbage, cauliflower, peas, french and runner beans among others will leave your beds empty. Green manures (mustard, buckwheat, clovers and vetches) are plants which are grown specifically to improve soil fertility. Grow directly in the now empty beds, cut down and dig in to ...

What to Sow in August

What to Sow 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 as well as hardy lettuce are ideal. Although we think of lettuce as a summer crop, it is a ...

Heritage Garden Day, Sunday August 23rd

Heritage Garden Day at Irish Seed Savers, Scariff Sunday August 23rd, 12pm to 4pm Join us for a relaxed day celebrating all that is good about Irelands Natural Food Heritage Tours . Talks . Tastings . Stalls Cookery Demos . Café . Pizza Puppet Show . Craft Activities And much much more ... Free entry for Children & Supporters / €4 non-supporters For more info please email: 

Fundraising Concert

in aid of Irish Seed Savers & St. Cronan’s Refurbishment Fund on Sunday June 14th  at 7pm at St. Cronan’s Church Heritage Centre, Tuamgraney, Co. Clare Two Local Choirs & a Harp Ensemble Perform for you for One Summers Evening Only Lough Derg Singers, Blue Sky Singers & Blossom Harp Ensemble A Beautiful Collection of Songs and Styles from around the World, Voice & ...

Grow Brussels Sprouts in Containers

Brussels sprouts naturally grow vertically into tall stalks without support, making them a suitable addition to a space-saving container garden. Brussels sprouts grow best in cool weather, and they may fail to form sprouts if it's too hot. Usually we'd plant them in early summer for an Autumn crop. Fill a large pot  (12-inch ...

Supporter Specials for June

IRISH SEED SAVERS Association Working Together to Conserve Irish Biodiversity, Charity Number CHY 13989 Have you ever thought about supporting the vital conservation work at Irish Seed Savers? We are offering something special for the month of June to all new supporters! 1. 20% discount off the standard rate when signed up via direct-debit 2. 23% discount off the family rate when signed up via direct-debit 3. Limited ...

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