september, 2020

26sep10:00 am11:00 amSeed Saving - Children's Workshop

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A seed is part of a plant which can grow into a new plant. In gardening and agriculture, seed saving means taking the seeds from plants such as flowers, herbs, grains and vegetables to plant and grow the next year or in the future. Seed saving was the traditional way that gardens and farms were maintained centuries ago and is becoming more popular again in gardens of all shapes and sizes. 

Saving seed from your favourite plants at home or in your school garden is a fun end-of-season activity. This children’s workshop will introduce little green fingers to the lifecycle of the seed and explore some seed saving tips that can be used for vegetables and flowers commonly grown at home or in school. 

Suitable for children aged 8+.

This event is kindly supported by Friends of the Earth. 

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.” 

Time

(Saturday) 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Location

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

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

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