Irish Seed Savers Association

Established: 1997

Description: Irish Seed Savers Association CLG purpose is to carry on the preservation and saving of open pollinated heritage
vegetable seed and fruit tree varieties; to cultivate and research food varieties of plant material; to provide
training programmes on horticulture and bio-diversity; to produce seed and fruit trees and make them available
to the Irish and international community; To save as wide a spectrum [as possible] of food plant genetic resources
for future generations. We are a registered charity.

Our aim is to:

  • Protect, conserve, research, and utilize seed, grain, vegetable and fruit varieties
  • To increase awareness, provide education, and promote the benefits of:
    - agricultural genetic resources
    - biodiversity
    - open pollinated seed saving
  • Be a working example of successful agricultural conservation by growing and distributing Irish grown seed and fruit varieties.

We are based just outside Scarriff, in East Clare. For more information on our work please visit our website.