Seventh Annual Slow Food Seed Swap, Potluck to Be Held at Old Salem
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.–Beta Verde, LLC, with support from Old Salem Horticulture and garden volunteers, will hold the annual Seed Swap and Potluck on Saturday, Jan. 20, in the Old Salem Visitor Center at 900 Old Salem Rd. in Winston-Salem from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. This event is free, open to all, and includes a potluck lunch. This is the seventh year that the Seed Swap has been held at Old Salem.
The Annual Seed Swap encourages first-time growers, experienced gardeners, and all who are interested to come and swap seeds or corms, handy tips, and garden wisdom. Local experts will be on hand to answer questions. Please bring a dish to share at the potluck, something from your garden or from a favorite recipe. Please bring a permanent marker and containers for seeds. Small envelopes, prescription bottles without labels, and film canisters work well.
Traditionally, seed saving was a part of every growing season. However, in recent decades, food varieties extinction in America has accelerated so that many of our historic vegetable and fruit varieties are now gone. There has never been a more important time to celebrate, save, and exchange seed.
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About Old Salem
Old Salem Museums & Gardens is one of America’s most comprehensive history attractions. Its museums—the Historic Town of Salem, the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts, and the Gardens at Old Salem—engage visitors in an educational and memorable historical experience about those who lived and worked in the early South. Old Salem Museums & Gardens is located at 600 S. Main St. in Winston-Salem. For more information call (336) 721-7300 or visit oldsalem.org.
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About Beta Verde
Beta Verde is the local food project of the mother and daughter duo, Margaret Norfleet Neff and Salem Norfleet Neff, which has been evolving since 2008. Beginning with garden-to-table suppers along with a successful jam and pickle line recognized by the Good Food Awards, Beta Verde created the Old Salem Cobblestone Farmers Market in 2012 and in 2013, began management of the Cobblestone Farmers Market, a signature project of Beta Verde. Beta Verde currently enjoys working on challenging projects that create synergy and economy where food, people, and creative thinking are key players.
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