Winston-Salem, NC – The 8th Annual Seed Swap at Old Salem Museums & Gardens, now known as Sown & Grown, will be held on Saturday, February 9, 2019 in the Old Salem Visitor Center at 900 Old Salem Road in Winston-Salem from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Although this event is a fundraiser to benefit the Old Salem “Seeds With Stories” gardening initiative, this event is free, open to all, and includes a pot luck tasting lunch. A suggested donation of $5 is encouraged to help support the mission-centric work of the horticulture division at Old Salem.

The Seed Swap, a longtime partnership between Old Salem Museum & Gardens and Beta Verde LLC, is a time for gardeners and farmers from around the Northwest Piedmont region to gather, learn from each other, and to share seeds and stories.

This is the eighth year that the Seed Swap has been held at Old Salem. Gardeners are encouraged to bring a dish that reflects their growing year for the potluck tasting lunch.

Sown & Grown also will feature demonstrations and hands-on learning opportunities. Bring seeds to share if you have them or just come to learn about seeds with stories. Learn about all that is happening in the local garden and farm community. Come celebrate the preservation, restoration, and sharing of our natural heritage through seeds with stories and the cross-pollination of plants, people, and food! Collaborators include the NC Cooperative Extension Forsyth County and Master Gardener Volunteers, Reynolda Gardens, and the Paul J Ciener Botanical Garden.

About Old SalemVoted the 2019 #1 Tourist Attraction in North Carolina (AAA), Old Salem Museums & Gardens is a unique living history site with a tactile-driven, immersive visitor experience. Its museums—the Historic Town of Salem, the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts (MESDA), and the Gardens at Old Salem, are quickly becoming nationally known for innovative and novel interpretive models and programs.

Old Salem Museums & Gardens is located at 600 South Main Street in Winston-Salem. For more information call 336-721-7300 or visit

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.