Seed Libraries

Sow.Grow.ReapEat Program

Seed LibraryThe El Paso Public Libraries are now seed libraries! Seed libraries are places that share or lend seeds. Each library has a collection of non-genetically modified fruit, vegetable, and herb seeds available for patrons to start their own edible gardens. “Check-out” up to 5 seed packets per season with your library card. The seeds are yours to keep (no late or lost fees!), but once you are a successful gardener, let some of your healthiest plants “go to seed.” Harvest the seed, save some for yourself, and donate some to the public library to keep our collections stocked.

The purpose of the Sow.Grow.ReapEat program is to provide an alternative to genetically modified seeds, increase biodiversity and plant resilience, and reconnect local people with their food systems. Visit to get information and keep up to date with upcoming gardening and cooking workshops. Tag us in your posts and pictures on social media and use #sowgrowreapeat.

The Sow.Grow.ReapEat project is made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services and Texas State Library and Archives Commission. (2016) .

Check with the El Paso County Master Gardeners for workshops and gardening tips.

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