Did you know that most of the seeds sold in Ireland are imported from outside the island? We have only two suppliers of local organic veg seeds and only a few wildflower seed producers here, Irish Seed Savers is one of those suppliers. It is vital for food sovereignty here in Ireland that we support and use these seeds.
In the past two years, we have been stocking a wide range of their heirloom and open-pollinated seeds in our shop. We hold one of the biggest selections on the east coast of Ireland. We are delighted to supply all members with a great choice to buy organic Irish grown seeds and start to grow your own. By doing this we get to participate in helping to converse the Irish seed bank that Irish Seeds Savers have started here in Ireland.
The Dublin Food Co-op has been happily collaborating and supporting the great work that Irish Seed Savers have been doing for many years. If you don’t know much about their work you can check out their website here
To celebrate our co-operation with and support of Irish Seed Savers, we are running a fun competition for a visit to their centre in Scariff, Co.Clare.
We would love to see how our members are getting on with ‘growing their own’. We are asking our members to send in some photos of how the season is going and what harvests you are enjoying.
Four lucky people will be chosen on the 20th August 2019 to receive a free entrance ticket to go down and visit Irish Seed Savers and take a full tour of their work.
Please share your photos via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or tag the Dublin Food on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter with your photos. We’ll also share a selection on these photos on our website.