Adult Seed Saving Workshop with Irish Seed Savers, Solstice Arts Centre, Co. Meath

Start: Saturday, September 26, 2020 2:00 PM

Location:Solstice Arts CentreRAILWAY STREET, NAVAN, Co. Meath, Ireland C15 KWP1

Saving seeds is an age-old tradition that is growing in popularity amongst families and gardeners due to its many benefits. Saving seeds saves money, prevents heirloom varieties from going extinct and develops resilient seed varieties. It is also very satisfying.

At this 90-minute workshop participants 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 that you can use from vegetable crops and flower plants in your own garden.


About Irish Seed Savers Association:

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, our 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, our work has expanded over the years to include an education and outreach remit to not only connect more people to our work, but also to ensure the protection of these collections for the encouraging 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.


Please Note: Contact Information for registrants will be shared with Irish Seed Savers and the Solstice Arts Centre.

COVID-19

Due to government restrictions there are limited spaces available. You may be placed on a waiting list for this event. The event will be in strict adherence with government guidelines. If you are currently residing in Dublin we ask that you do not attend this event due to current government restrictions.  All attendees will be asked to maintain social distancing of 2 meters and to use hand sanitizer upon arrival. Hand sanitizer will be readily available for the duration of the workshop. Attendees will be asked to complete a contact tracing form on arrival. We ask that you do not attend if you have any symptoms of COVID-19, if you have traveled overseas in the 14 days prior this event or if you have been in close contact with someone who has contracted COVID-19. Please see our COVID-19 policy for more information at http://bit.ly/FoECOVID-19