Last week I spent some time with Irish Seed Savers just outside Scarriff, Co Clare. It was a wonderful visit - highly informative and very beautiful. Thank you so much Eoin Keane for your time and welcome and insight into Irish Seed Savers. We walked around their Native Irish Apple Collection which has more than one hundred and seventy varieties and covers acres. Anyone can visit and it is really worth while. I will be photographing a selection of these apples in the studio as the fruit ripens. What a lovely project.
Irish Seed Savers collect and store rare and endangered species of Irish plants and have a collection of more than six hundred vegetable varieties, forty eight native Irish grain varieties and a native Brassica(cabbages, broccoli, sprouts etc.. to you and me) collection to name a few. They also collect native flowers and soft fruits. They visit schools and communities and run workshops to raise awareness on the importance of biodiversity.
You can support Irish Seed Savers by joining the group and by buying any of their seed and plants including bare root and potted heritage apple trees either from their orchards in Scarriff or on line at www.irishseedsavers.ie.
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