Children's Seed Saving Workshop with Irish Seed Savers, Solstice Arts Centre, Co. Meath
Start: Friday, September 25, 2020•11:00 AM
Location:Solstice Arts Centre•RAILWAY 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 these 90-minute workshops childen will be introduced to the lifecycle of the seed and learn some seed saving tips that can be used for vegetables and flowers that are commonly grown at home.
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. Please complete one registration form per child.
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. 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