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

Seed Savers for Schools

Post Primary Programme

Schools Post-Primary 1

Leaving Cert Biology Field Trips - Sept/Oct/Mar/April/May

The study of hedgerow and grassland habitats.

Our workshop takes you step by step through the study of an ecosystem and its habitats. Our course fulfils the Ecology Leaving Cert curriculum requirements. Students will have the opportunity to practice a variety of field techniques and key concepts of ecology are studied in depth. Fieldtrips are partly classroom based with all practical work taking place in our gardens and woodlands.
Time: 9.30am - 3.00pm
Cost: €20
Minimum number of students: 15
Maximum number of students: 35

Transition year ecology workshops/all years - Autumn to Summer

We offer a general three hour workshop for all years or key subjects can be chosen in advance from the following list of themes

  • Composting and soil
  • Native trees identification and seed sowing
  • Vegetable and flower seed sowing
  • The cycle of a seed
  • Organic gardening
  • Seed Saving
  • Propagation of plants
  • Food miles and local food
  • Biodiversity and native habitats


  • Ecology field trips €20
  • Transition year €8
  • Workshops last approximately three hrs
  • We can cater for up to 35 students
  • Activities are held mainly outdoors with indoor options in wet weather
  • Packed lunches wellingtons boots and rain jackets are essential
Schools Post Primary 2


For more details and booking please contact:

Áine Ní Fhlatharta (Education Coordinator)
Irish Seed Savers Association
Co. Clare
Ph 061 921866 or 061 921856

Opening Times
Tuesday - Friday: 11am - 3pm
Saturdays: 10am - 4pm (closed for lunch 11:30am - 12 noon)
Closed Sun - Mon
Entrance to Organic Seed Gardens, Orchards and Woodlands is free to children & supporters.

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This project is supported by the Department of Social Protection and Pobal through the Community Services Programme.

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