Saving seeds is an age-old tradition that is growing in popularity amongst gardeners due to its many benefits. Saving seeds saves money, prevents heirloom varieties from going extinct, and develops resilient seed varieties. It’s also very satisfying.
Participants on this course will learn the basic skills to harvest and save seed from vegetable crops and flower plants, including planning, selection, harvesting and drying.
The course includes a little bit of botany and lots of practical experience harvesting seeds in the Irish Seed
Savers Association gardens. The course is delivered by a highly experienced tutor and is
suitable for all gardeners, as well as GIY groups, community gardens and teachers.
Dates: Saturday August 29th
Venue: Irish Seed Savers Association, Capparoe, Scarriff, Co. Clare
Time: 10am to 4.30pm (arrive at 9.45am for registration)
Cost: €40 – special 50% funded NOTS rate. Please note the course is suitable for adults only who are either employed or self employed and a resident in the Republic of Ireland.
Tutor: Wayne Frankham
Lunches & Refreshments:
The Seed Savers Cafe will be open on each course day for lunch, serving soup, tea & coffee, and homemade cakes. The Cafe is vegetarian and uses organic ingredients from the gardens and orchards whenever possible.