“Growing orchards and saving heritage seeds” is the title of next week’s Ask the Farmer Q&A session will be with Damien Regan and Jeremy Turkington at 8pm on Tuesday evening. Damien is the garden manager at Irish Seed Savers and Jeremy is the orchard manager.
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The ‘Ask the Farmer’ series is where a number of our amazing Ambassadors will be on-line to tell us a little more about their farm and farming system and to answer your questions about farming for nature.
ISSA conserve Ireland’s threatened genetic resources and maintain a public seed bank of over 600 varieties of seed. They preserve heirloom and heritage food crop varieties that are suitable for Ireland and local growing conditions, contributing to the nation’s food security. They provide a unique service to the nation in terms of supply of organic heritage seeds and apples trees. The 20 acre farm, gardens and visitor trail at Capparoe, Scarriff, Co. Clare is an inspiration, ably demonstrating best practice in organic farming and farming for nature. They supply seeds of vegetables, grains, herbs and edible flowers, as well as apple trees the progeny of which, thanks to ISSA, adorn many an orchard across Ireland today.
If you would like to see any of our past Ask the Farmer session please go here.