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Irish Seed Savers •How it Works •

How Seed Savers Works

The Irish Seed Savers Association is a voluntary organisation dedicated to the location and preservation of traditional varieties of fruit grain and vegetables

The association maintains a seed bank which distributes seed of non-commercially-available vegetables These are grown by members of the association who return a percentage of their crop as seed for distribution to other members.

The association also maintains 'seed banks' for apple trees and potatoes which operate in a similar fashion.

For more information see the Introduction to Seedsavers page.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: Is the Irish Seed Savers' Association opposed to genetically modified organisms?
A: Yes, but there's more to it than that.  Genetically modified organisms are just one of the more extreme ways in which agri business is acting to control what plants we grow.

Q: Can you add a link to my site from your page(s)?
A: If it is appropriate then yes. E-mail your URL to ISSA (see 'How to contact us' ) and tell us a bit more with your e-mail so that we can decide.

Q: Are there other organisations like the Irish Seed Savers Association?
A: Yes. There is an international network of organisations which save seeds in their respective countries. The links page has links to those we know of which have websites and some links to organic food and similar organisations.

Irish Seed Savers •How it Works •
"Irish Seed Savers association - How it Works" page last updated 5-July-2003