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WILD WORK IN ACTION SEED SAVING

Seed saving is an age-old tradition of resilience that is a great way to get engaged
with nature and the community. It's a simple concept that means exactly what it
sounds like: saving seeds in order to grow them in the future. This fun and
empowering exercise is hugely important for protecting diversity and this project will
be focused on local wildflower seeds of Cavan.

You will learn about land and seed identification in order to be able to make proper
selections for seed saving. You will also learn about seed harvesting, storing and
growing.

We will establish a community-based seed bank by using 10 different sites across
Cavan farmlands. This will be exhibited at a central site in order to share the
wonders of seed saving. This will also allow us to grow native wildflower areas
throughout the county.

Take life into your own hands and allow both nature and people to reap the rewards
of what you sow.

WHO CAN JOIN?

We welcome all farmers and community members to Seed Saving in county Cavan. 

We have limited places available. 

 You need no prior experience in ecology, conservation, or biodiversity. All you need is a yearning to learn in nature and from nature.

We have limited spaces so please don't hesitate, go wild and book now.

There are a number of elements of Wild Work that are aimed at children and families, however this course is for adults. 

WHAT IS YOUR TIME COMMITMENT?

The course consists of 5 modules, taking place in Bailieborough, Cavan. The dates are outlined below.

Module Date Group 1 Group 2

1

7th April

2pm - 4pm

6.30pm - 8.30pm

2

5th May

2pm - 4pm 

6.30pm - 8.30pm

3

2nd June

2pm - 4pm 

6.30pm - 8.30pm

4

4th August

2pm - 4pm 

6.30pm - 8.30pm

5

1st September

2pm - 4pm 

6.30pm - 8.30pm

COURSE DETAILS

Topic Activities

How to Prepare the Land and Ground

Selecting sites to sow different seeds and in seasons. Different soil types, growing conditions, planting schedules and seed selection. Initial weed suppression and other chemical-free weed control.

How to Select Seeds

The best sowing conditions for your seasons and soil types. Selecting suitable native seeds.

How to Produce Good Seed Stock

Planting techniques, maintenance and propagating flowering plants.

How to Harvest Seed

Identification of optimal time and conditions for harvesting viable seed.

Grading, Preserving and Storing your Seed

How to handle your seed harvest. Techniques for preserving and storing your seeds. 

How to Share your Seed

How to link into interested networks: schools, farmers, institutions, and community groups. Seed saving as social income stream. Alternative projects:  developing community seedbanks, such as indigenous plant and tree nurseries.

Location

Below is the location of our Wild Work in Action Seed Saving in Cavan. If you click on the location it will give you the details of the meeting point.

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