september, 2020

26sep1:00 pm2:00 pmSeed Saving - Adult Workshop Navan, Co. Meath


Event Details

Saving seeds is an age-old tradition that is growing in popularity amongst families and gardeners. Its many benefits include saving money, preventing heirloom varieties from going extinct and developing resilient seed varieties to your local area. It is also very satisfying.

In this 90-minute workshop you will be introduced to the lifecycle of the seed, the importance of open pollinated seeds from which you can save seeds to grow again, and learn some seed saving tips to use from vegetable crops and flower plants in your own garden.

Thanks to Friends of the Earth, Irish Seed Savers Association will be bringing their expertise in seed saving from the past 30 years to Solstice Arts Centre 

Irish Seed Savers Association CLG 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, work to date has been to research and protect rare, heritage and naturalised open pollinated food crop seeds and fruit trees on our 20 acre farm in County Clare. Curating the country’s public seed bank of 600 varieties of heritage seed and the country’s 180 varieties of heritage apple trees, work has expanded over the years to include an education and outreach remit, not only to connect more people to our work, but also to ensure the protection of these collections and encourage more people to grow open pollinated seeds for their food supply. Our main aim for our collections are preservation (find), conservation (keep alive through growing), and utilisation (sharing) for the continuation of these heritage food sources for now and future generations.


(Saturday) 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Solstice Arts Centre, Railway St, Dillonsland, Navan, Co. Meath, Ireland

Solstice Arts Centre, Railway St, Dillonsland, Navan, Co. Meath, Ireland

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