Bridget

A Visit to Seed Savers. part 2.

In Gardening, green living, Off the beaten track., sustainable living on October 22, 2011 at 10:47 am

There is so much to see at Seed Savers…do allow a couple of hours if you are going to visit. This pizza oven was made at a workshop which took place there…schoolchildren can cook pizza here when they visit. I love it…the shape reminds me of the monks huts on the islands off the coast of Ireland.

The oven is sheltered by this hexaganol shaped sod roof.

Living sculpture …a metal frame was made then the young trees were tied in to it. When the trees are bigger the frame will be taken away. Things like this set the brain working…oh! maybe I can do one!

The Apple nursery…these trees will be for sale in a couple of years.

On past the tree nursery in a secluded corner is this gorgeous cob house. Did’nt get to see inside as a lucky visitor was staying there. Bet it’s cosy in there! Cob is made with straw and clay from the local area giving this house a low carbon footprint.

No…it’s not real. Makes a good image though against the darkening sky.

Another lovely Willow arch and fedge. A fedge is a living hedge made from Willow. If you want instructions on how to make a fedge check out www.willowarchway.wordpress.com where there is an excellent tutorial on making a fedge.

If you are interested in seed saving do check out ISSA website www.irishseedsavers.ie . You can become a supporter for a small annual fee. As well as knowing you are supporting the excellent work being done here, saving and preserving heritage seeds for the future, you will receive 5 varieties of seeds and 3 varieties of Potatoes each year. A mazagine is also sent out twice a year.

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  1. What a wonderful tour, am especially enamored of the pizza oven! We’ve been using a small experimental earth oven that a friend made for us, and can’t wait to build a larger one…

  2. I can’t resist green tunnels.

  3. What a fun place. The cobb house is so appealing. I do need a garden shed…

  4. There really is a lot of creativity here. Those tree chairs are very cool.

  5. Hi Bridget – thanks for part 2 – It looks like they have put a lot of thought into the place, and saving heritage seed definitely is a good thing. Glad you enjoyed your visit.

  6. Bridget it looks like a wonderful place and resorce, like you I look at things like willow sculptures and think I like to do that, just need more time and lots of good weather though, thanks for sharing, Frances

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