The Irish Seed Saver Association is a voluntary organisation dedicated to the location and preservation of traditional varieties of fruit and vegetables. The Association maintains a seed bank which distributes seed of these non-commercially available vegetables, as well as a network of heritage potatoes and I am a big fan of the idea.
They have some really cool courses over the next few months. Aoife Nic Giolla Coda is running an introduction course for bee keeping on May 17th. And Simone Tayler will teach how to cook delicious healthy meals using organic herbs and vegetables with an Italian flavour, & enjoy a visit to ISSA’s gardens to harvest ingredients which will take place May 24th. Both courses costs €60 each and can be booked online on http://www.irishseedsavers.ie/course.php or simply call 061-921856