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IRISH SEED SAVERS ASSOCIATION (ISSA)
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Contact Person: Lisa Duncan
Phone: 061 921866
WELCOME TO IRISH SEEDSAVERS
What if 90% of country's vegetable varieties became extinct within 100 years ...... well they have!
Join Seed Savers and help preserve the native fruits, grains and vegetables that we have left.
The ISSA is a voluntary organisation dedicated to the location and preservation of traditional varieties of fruit and vegetables.
The Association maintains a seed bank which distributes seed of these non-commercially available vegetables, as well as a network of heritage potatoes.
We pass them on to members so that they can learn to save them and in this way ensure a living agricultural legacy.
ISSA exists as a living testimony of the richness and wealth of the agricultural legacy of our ancestors.
Our aim is to:
1) To protect, conserve, research and utilize non-commercial seed, grain, vegetable and fruit varieties.
2) To promote the benefits of agricultural biodiversity.
3) To provide information and to educate the public on agricultural biodiversity locally and globally.
4) To be a working example of successful organic seed and crop production, through growing and distributing Irish grown seed, grain, vegetable and fruit varieties.
Workshops are all year round in our Co. Clare site
Visit our 8 hectare site with beautiful
Open all week. Entrance to Organic Seed Gardens,
5 Free Heritage vegetable seeds including rare Irish and traditional vegetables and garlic from our annual seed list (over 100 varieties) and the option to buy additional seeds.
Free traditional Irish potatoes and other tubers.
Two free ISSA magazines per year, keeping you up to date on all of our projects and biodiversity issues worldwide.
Free copy of our Native Irish Apple Catalogue.
Free visits to ISSA gardens, orchards & woodlands.
10% discount on workshops/courses and any trees purchased.
Discounted admission fee on open days.
LAST GARDEN VISIT 4PM GATES CLOSE AT 4:30PM
Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri, Sat 9:30AM – 5:00PM (CLOSED Bank Holiday Mondays)
Wednesday closed till 2PM for staff training
Sunday 12:30PM – 5:00PM
Adults (visitor guide included): €5.00 members discount applies
Group rates: available on request
Guided tours of the orchards, woodland and gardens, every Thursday at 3:15PM: €7.00
For Christmas this year why not give someone an Irish Seed Savers Association Gift Pack of:
For friends and loved ones who live abroad, why not sign them up as Friends of the Irish Seed Savers Association? Includes:
A Personalized Certificate to thank them for supporting Irish biodiversity
Two Free Newsletters per Year
‘The Irish Apple History and Myth’ by Dr. J. G. Lamb and Anita Hayes
Síol Music CD, featuring Andy Irvine, Kila, Maírtín Ó Connor, Martin Hayes and many more world-class artists
For a range of Christmas gifts including unique prints on canvas, to join up and shop, go on-line at www.irishseedsavers.ie or phone 061 921 866 / 856
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