Seed Training in Scotland

Saturday 14 July, 10 am – 5 pm.

Basic Seed Production Training Day at Newton Dee Camphill Village near Aberdeen with Neil Munro. The training will include seed plant biology, reproduction biology, selection principles and techniques, seed plant husbandry and harvesting, cleaning and storage of seed; the path to commercial seed production. With a hands-on session in Newton Dee Garden.

To reserve a place please contact Maria at maria@gaianet.org

 

Seed Cooperative AGM & Open Day with seed saving workshop

Saturday 21st July, 11:30 am5:00 pm

12 noon AGM – agenda to be published nearer the time

1.15pm Lunch – please bring a picnic.

2.30pm  Farm Tour

4pm Seed saving workshop

5pm Close

Come and meet the Seed Co-op Team, members of our board and people involved in the seed growers network. Light refreshments will be available. FREE and open to all but please email to book a place so we know how many people to expect.

Seed Co-operative is based at Gosberton Bank Nursery, towards the western end of Gosberton Bank. You will find us 250m down a drive running south south from Gosberton Bank (that’s left if you turn off the A16).   The drive entrance is adjacent to Roman Lodge.  Click on the Google Maps link for most accurate location!

 

Seed Cooperative Autumn Open Day 2018

Saturday 15th September, 10:30 am5:00 pm

Come and meet the Seed Co-op Team and other seedy people.

FREE Guided Tours around the crops being harvested and seed processing area at 11.ooam and 2.30pm.

An informal day of chatting and exploring all things seedy; come and go when you please. Please bring a picnic.  Light refreshments available. Open to all, but please email to advise us that you are coming so we know how many people to plan for.

Seed Co-operative is based at Gosberton Bank Nursery, towards the western end of Gosberton Bank. You will find us 250m down a drive running south south from Gosberton Bank (that’s left if you turn off the A16).   The drive entrance is adjacent to Roman Lodge.  Click on the Google Maps link for most accurate location!

Seed Training in Ireland

Saturday 15th September, also available Saturday 13th October, 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

Learn the basic skills to grow, harvest and save good quality seed from vegetable crops and flower plants, including planning, isolation, 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 (ISSA) gardens. The course is suitable for both beginners and more experienced gardeners, as well as GIY groups and community gardens.

The cost is €70 per person for the day. Discount for supporters. To reserve a place please visit ISSA workshops or call 061 921866 or 921856

Seed-to-Seed for seed production

This course is aimed at commercial and experienced growers considering diversification for seed production. Many past trainees have since joined our network of Seed Guardians, producing seed for ISSA.

Beginning this November, the course will run over several days throughout the seasons, demonstrating all essential activities. Places are limited.

To register your interest, please contact seedoutreach@irishseedsavers.ie

Visitors are welcome at Irish Seed Savers Association, Capparoe, Scarriff, Co. Clare, Ireland. V94 V6W0 www.irishseedsavers.ie