Our main objective is to conserve Ireland’s very special and threatened plant genetic resources. Our work focuses on the preservation of heirloom and heritage food crop varieties that are suitable for Ireland’s unique growing conditions.
Irish Seed Savers Association maintains the country’s public seed bank with over 600 non-commercially available varieties of seed. We conserve and grow heritage apple trees and other fruit tree varieties. We run workshops throughout the year on various topics to help inform and teach others how to save seeds and grow their own food and be self-sustainable and to help encourage greater food security for future generations. We Grow, Preserve, Conserve and Share both our seeds, our knowledge and our love for the land. You can find information on our workshops and how to follow us throughout our website.
place Capparoe, Scariff, Co. Clare