Old Florida Seed and Story Swap at Morningside Nature Center


Join us at Morningside Nature Center’s Living History Farm for an Old Florida Seed and Story Swap Saturday, March 26 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 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. The Conch, Gainesville’s first true storytelling project, will 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 hands-on gardening demonstrations in the Heirloom Kitchen Garden and 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 inaugural Old Florida Seed and Story Swap, visit, or call 352-334-3326. Morningside Nature Center is located at 3540 E. University Ave. in Gainesville, Florida.