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Fall Old Florida Seed and Story Swap at Morningside Nature Center

10/17/2016

Join us at Morningside Nature Center’s Living History Farm for the Fall Old Florida Seed and Story Swap Saturday, Oct. 29, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m., presented by the City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department, in partnership with Forage Farm. This free event focuses on the preservation of our precious agricultural heritage and diversifying your own garden by bringing your seeds to swap with others in our gardening community. Please, no live plants, seeds older than five years or seeds from invasive exotics. No seeds to swap? Come on down anyway and see what’s growing in our 1870 heirloom kitchen garden! Meet fellow gardeners, while enjoying Morningside’s historic farm, including the one room schoolhouse, log cabin and barnyard.

When you’re done swapping, stay and share your own seed, garden and farm stories, and listen to others tell their favorite tales. We’ll facilitate an hour long round of storytelling from 11 a.m.-12 p.m. The tales won’t tell themselves, so bring a yarn to spin in exchange for a free pack of seeds. There will also be live old timey music by Jay Gimelli and his band, Pure & Simple, to set the mood. Food will not be available for purchase, but you are welcome to bring your own and enjoy your vittles on the farm.

For more information on how to be part of the Fall Old Florida Seed and Story Swap, visit www.CityofGainesvilleParks.org, or call Sally Wazny, program coordinator, at 352-316-4926. Morningside Nature Center is located at 3540 E. University Ave. in Gainesville, Florida.