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IRISH SEED SAVERS ASSOCIATION (ISSA)

IRISH SEED SAVERS ASSOCIATION (ISSA)
View Map Capparoe
Scarriff
Co. Clare
Ireland
Contact Person: Lisa Duncan
Email: lisa@irishseedsavers.ie
Phone: 061 921866

www.irishseedsavers.ie 

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.


MISSION STATEMENT

 

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
Organic Seed Gardens, Orchards and Woodlands


Open all week. Entrance to Organic Seed Gardens,
Orchards and Woodlands is free to children & subscribers.

 

 

Membership includes

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.

JOIN UP!!



Opening Hours

 

          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

Children: free

Group rates:  available on request

Guided tours of the orchards, woodland and gardens, every Thursday at 3:15PM:  €7.00

 

CHRISTMAS GIFTS 

 

For Christmas this year why not give someone an Irish Seed Savers Association Gift Pack of:

  • A year’s membership to the Association, which entitles the recipient to:

  • 5 Free Packets of Heritage Seeds                    

  • 3 Free varieties of Heritage Seed Potato

  • Discounts on over 60 Workshops/Courses

  • Discounts on Native Irish Apple Trees

  • Two Free Newsletters per Year

  • Free Apple Catalogue

  • Síol Music CD, featuring Andy Irvine, Kila, Maírtín Ó Connor, Martin Hayes and many more world-class artists

  •  ‘The Irish Apple History and Myth’ by Dr. J. G. Lamb and Anita Hayes


€65.00

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

€50.00

 

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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