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Nature Connection Series – 2) Scavenger Hunt

This outdoor activity is often used in forest schools. It encourages nature connection and free exploration through meaningful encounters with the environment. LOCATION: Ideally in a woodland or somewhere with biodiversity AGE: 6+ (for younger kids still learning to read, you can call out the words on the list) DEVELOPMENT: Curiosity, nature connection, exercise, teamwork, communication KIT: Scavenger hunt ...

Nature Connection Series – 1) Journey Stick

This is a walking activity that allows children free exploration of the natural world, picking up things along the way that inspire them for their own personal reasons. This activity encourages children to be wholly present, looking, seeing, touching, smelling and encountering the natural world fully. Native Aboriginals used “journey sticks” to record their travels and ...

Life on the Farm – March ’20

We had a fantastic Community Seed Share on March 1st with dozens of new faces, coming from far and wide to share and swop seeds. These events form a large part of our ethos here at Irish Seed Savers, bringing communities together to promote biodiversity, share stories and to help protect rare heirloom varieties for future ...

Vacancy for Board Directors

Voluntary Board Director Vacancy Irish Seed Savers Association has been in operation since 1991, originating from an ambitious effort to create a central store of food crop seeds and fruit trees where none had previously existed. Our work to date has been to protect rare, heritage and naturalised food crop seeds and fruit trees. Our work ...

Programme for Government for a climate and nature friendly future

Ireland’s leading environmental coalitions have called on all parties entering discussions to form the next Government to put biodiversity and climate breakdown front and centre in the next Dail. Writing to party leaders, the Irish Environmental Network and the Environmental Pillar have called on them to ensure that the next Programme for Government follows its five-point ...

Life on the Farm – February

To commemorate the arrival of Imbolc (Brigid's Day) we performed the ancient tradition of the 'orchard visiting wassail'. This custom awakens the land and promotes a good harvest for the year ahead. This was followed by a tree planting ceremony with our long time supporter Steve Marsh. Due to the milder weather some of our bare ...

Irish Seed Savers supports Environmental Pillar Manifesto.

Irish Seed Savers are a proud member of the The Environmental Pillar, an organisation comprised of 26 national independent environmental non-governmental organisations (NGOs), who work together to represent the views of the Irish environmental sector. In the lead up to the General Election 2020, The Environmental Pillar have released their manifesto that identifies 10 critical areas ...

2020 Community Seed Exchange

Our Community Seed Exchange is one of our biggest events of the year. We are inviting individuals, gardening and community groups to come together and share / swop your seeds. From the rare to the everyday varieties, this event helps promote biodiversity and by sharing these seeds we are also building a more resilient ...

Vacancy for Education Support

Irish Seed Savers Association have a vacancy in our Educational Department for: A seasonal worker on a part time basis to assist with: onsite workshops, tours, camps and Forest School days. The role is on an as-needs basis with expected needs as follows Seasonal school workshops (usually 1 – 2 bookings p/wk during Sept-Nov & Mar – May) 3 ...

Life on the farm – December

We are digging up our bare root apple trees in preparation for shipping out in the coming weeks before Christmas. Having received hundreds of orders, our orchard staff will be very busy packing and shipping out our heritage apple trees. Grown on our farm in County Clare, organically of course. Click here to be taken to our ...

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